2 Stamp, 5 Fast Techniques + Special Collaboration + GIVEAWAY

Hi there! Last week I did a video where I showed several fast techniques that you could do with one stamp set. People seemed to love it so I thought I would do another! However, this time I am using 2 stamp sets with 5 new techniques. That means 10 cards total…

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

Today’s video features the new-and-very-special Pinkfresh Hero Arts You Make a Difference Stamp Set (HA | PK – more on this set below) and Pinkfresh Studio Through The Trees Stamp Set (SSS | PK). Here are 5 techniques using these sets…

#1: Vellum Dry Embossing

One of the best ways to use vellum for big impact is with dry embossing. Here, I stamped with light ink onto heavyweight vellum and then traced the stamping with a stylus. This leaves white texture on the vellum. Easy and fun!

My first card features the Pinkfresh Hero Arts You Make a Difference Stamp Set (HA | PK), Pinkfresh Studio Classic Words Dies (SSS | PK) for the “thank you”, Pinkfresh Studio Pretty Frames 2 Die (SSS | PK) for the frame, Heavyweight Vellum and Hero Arts Lapis Cardstock (SSS | HA).

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This technique does warp the vellum a bit. But just put a few heavy books on top or flatten it by running it through a laminator! Works like a charm.

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My second card with this technique uses the same products as the last except with the Pinkfresh Studio Through The Trees Stamp Set (SSS | PK) and Hero Arts Palm Cardstock (SSS | HA).

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

#2: Second Generation Stamping

Another technique we often forget about is second generation stamping! I stamped once in bold ink and then rotated my paper and stamped again without reinking for a lighter image. These cards only took minutes to make.

This first card features the Pinkfresh Hero Arts You Make a Difference Stamp Set (HA | PK), Hero Arts Raspberry Jam Ink (SSS | HA), and Hero Arts Plum Cardstock (SSS | HA). That sentiment is so encouraging…

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My second card with this technique features the Pinkfresh Studio Through The Trees Stamp Set (SSS | PK), Hero Arts Fresh Lawn Ink (SSS | HA), and the Pinkfresh Studio Pretty Frames 2 Die (SSS | PK) for the frame.

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

#3: Offset Shadow Stamping

For years, one of my favorite techniques has been to stamp with white pigment ink on colored cardstock… offset the stamps… and stamp again with a colored dye ink. The results are so unique! And it is another quick technique that works every time.

My first example features the Pinkfresh Hero Arts You Make a Difference Stamp Set (HA | PK), Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink (SSS | HA), Pinkfresh Studio Classic Words Dies (SSS | PK) for the “beautiful”, Pinkfresh Studio Pretty Frames 2 Die (SSS | PK) for the frame, Heavyweight Vellum , Hero Arts Raspberry Jam Ink (SSS | HA), and Hero Arts Plum Cardstock (SSS | HA).

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My second technique example uses the Pinkfresh Studio Through The Trees Stamp Set (SSS | PK), Hero Arts Meadow Cardstock (SSS | HA), Hero Arts Hello Die (SSS | HA), and Hero Arts Fresh Lawn Ink (SSS | HA).

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

#4: Border Stamping

A great way to get a new look from a stamp – especially a background stamp – is to stamp it on a border.

Here, I used the Pinkfresh Hero Arts You Make a Difference Stamp Set (HA | PK) for a one-layer card.

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My second card uses the Pinkfresh Studio Through The Trees Stamp Set (SSS | PK), along with the new Hero Arts Cobblestone Stamp (SSS | HA) and a bit of gold cardstock.

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

#5: Marker Stamping

My last technique definitely has the most impact! The idea is to use markers to ink up your stamps. This allows you to get lots of colors on one image. I decided to go for metallic stamping… with the new Karin Decobrush Metallic Markers. These markers are amazing especially when used on dark cardstock! Be sure to clean your stamp after – I used Hero Arts Ultra Clean (SSS | HA).

The metallic color on this card is amazing in real life! This uses the Pinkfresh Hero Arts You Make a Difference Stamp Set (HA | PK), Karin Decobrush Metallic Markers, Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock (SSS | HA – the best black cardstock ever!), and Pinkfresh Studio Classic Words Dies (SSS | PK) for the “thank you”.

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here you can see the metallic shine…

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My last card uses the Karin Decobrush Metallic Markers again… with navy cardstock, the Pinkfresh Studio Through The Trees Stamp Set (SSS | PK), and the Hero Arts Hello Die (SSS | HA). I covered the hello die cut with silver marker. LOVE!

2 Stamps 5 Fast Techniques Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I hope you will give these techniques a try with stamps you have!

SPECIAL COLLABORATION

Hero Arts is celebrating 45 years this year! Amazing. Our mutual, kind friends at Pinkfresh Studio are joining in the celebration. Pinkfresh Studio designed the Pinkfresh Hero Arts You Make a Difference Stamp Set (HA | PK) in honor of Hero Arts. I love the support these two companies give to each other and am thankful to call them friends. This is a 6×8 stamp set and is available now HERE at Hero Arts or HERE at Pinkfresh Studio, but will be available online and in a store near you starting in a few weeks.

BLOG HOP

To celebrate this collaboration, there is a fun blog hop! Be sure to stop at the next hop – the blog of my friend Jessica Frost-Ballas. You can also start at the beginning of the hop at the Hero Arts Blog.

GIVEAWAY

Giveaway time! Here is what is up for grabs:

– One winner will receive this collaborative stamp set!
– One winner will receive a $25 shopping spree at Pinkfresh Studio
– One winner will receive a $25 shopping spree at Hero Arts

For your chance, leave a comment below and on all the blogs on the hop by 11:59pmEST on 8/18/19. (To leave a comment, head to my blog, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog.)

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the stamps and dies which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Pinkfresh Hero Arts You Make a…
[ HA | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Through The Trees…
[ SSS | PNK ]
Hero Arts Cobblestone Stamp
[ HA | SSS ]
Pinkfresh Studio Pretty Frames 2 Die
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pinkfresh Studio Classic Words Dies
[ SSS | PNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Hello Stamp & Die
[ HA | SSS ]
Stylus Tools
[ SSS ]
Karin Decobrush Metallic Markers
[ SSS ]
Heavyweight Vellum
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Plum Cardstock
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Palm Cardstock
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Meadow Cardstock
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Lapis Cardstock
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Shadow Ink
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink
[ HA | SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
[ HA | SSS ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ HA | SSS ]
Royal Sovereign Laminator
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Envelopes
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Metallic Silver…
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Ultra Clean
[ HA | SSS ]


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288 thoughts on “2 Stamp, 5 Fast Techniques + Special Collaboration + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Jennifer! As always, we can count on you to give us the most beautiful and diverse selection, all using the same stamp set. Your videos are among my favorites. So detailed and easy to follow. Thank you so much!

  2. Thank you so much for these tips! Some I did years ago, dry embossing with a stylus, and some more recently! I love second generation stamping. It is a way to get twice the colors from your ink pads! Seeing the industry work together is heartwarming. 💜🌵

  3. I used your suggestion of white pigment ink on dark cardstock! Wow! Would love to win the metallic markers to go with this idea of stamping on dark colors. You are always a fountain of great ideas. Thank you. Anne

  4. Great ideas as always. Eager to try them out for World Cardmaking Day in October as we making cards for the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.

  5. Thanks for another wonderful video and so many card examples! This new collaboration between HA and Pink fresh is wonderful, so many positive sentiments! Thanks for all you do to inspire us.

  6. Thank you for teaching me so much! I will be trying out your different techniques. Your videos are always so helpful and I love your cards.

  7. Thank you for always sharing such easy and repeatable techniques. I’m slowly learning you don’t need much to make many, different beautiful cards!

  8. Your examples are always so inspiring… just love this stamp from Pink Fresh. Great collaboration for two excellent companies. Thanks for sharing these beauties..

  9. Love that word, collaboration! Hero Arts and Pink Fresh have done a very inspiring job for all of us! Thank you Jennifer. I admire your talents and enjoy everything you share!

  10. I have stamped a similar circle of pines with individual stamps in the past, but this stamp would sure simplifiy the process! I love it. And all your fabulous techniques, too. Thanks.

  11. I appreciate these techniques & your video Jennifer. I love the trees & the cards you made with them. AND, guess what? My birthday is 8/18, so maybe I’ll be surprised with an unexpected email saying I won. Wouldn’t that be a treat?

  12. It’s so great that you are doing easy card making techniques so anyone can do, super great cards.

  13. Jennifer you never disappoint. I just love your creative spirit. The dry embossing technique is one I haven’t seen before, and will definitely be giving a try. Thank you for all your inspiration.

  14. I think this is my favourite of the partnership stamps hero arts has come out with so far! Love all the different looks you achieved with these different techniques, Jennifer. Those metallic markers are awesome, too!

  15. The frame-as-border idea is so ingenious! I love having another way of using a stamp, especially one that is so distinctive. Thanks, as always, for sharing!

  16. Great videos, informative and creative (really like that you speak professionally and don’t feel the need to add music). Love watching your videos, thank you for sharing.

  17. Wow! Beautiful cards with totally different looks! I really like the Vellum Dry Embossing technique and those metallic markers are awesome!

  18. Jennifer,
    What a great way to do dry embossing. I have never done this before because I thought you always had to use a light box. All the cards came out striking and those stamps from PinkFresh are beautiful. Also enjoyed watching you color the stamps with Karen Decobrush metalic markers. Thanks for all your great tips.

  19. Jennifer – you have the best tutorials and you continue to amaze me with your limitless creativity. Thank you for the inspiration.

  20. Some very interesting techniques. I haven’t used vellum in awhile.. I will have to try this technique. Thank you for your ideas.
    Marita

  21. Your tutorials are always great. I learn something every time. Your card today were outstanding.

  22. Amazing, as usual. Thanks for sharing all your ideas – even if some are repeats it’s still worth the reminder! Thank you! (The vellum is my fave!)

  23. Wow I love those metallic markers. What a beautiful effect. Thanks so much Jennifer for again showing us how to stretch our supplies with a little creativity.

  24. I love these videos showing different techniques with the same stamp! Thank you so much! Both of these Stamp sets are beautiful and I love the collaboration between these companies. I also love that lapis blue cardstock. Such an amazing color! I’m not a huge blue fan, but I love this shade so much!

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