Laminating Stamping Technique + FREE Gift

Hello! I love to add clear elements to my cards. And I found the best way to get crisp stamping on clear is with laminating pouches!

Laminated Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[If the video isn’t showing up, click HERE to watch it. All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. As always, I appreciate your support so very much.]

Watch the video to see how I combine stamping and laminating!

Here are the cards from my video along with the main products featured. For the full supply list, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post.


CHRISTMAS WISHES CARD
Featuring:
Gina K Designs Sparkle & Shine Kit (GNK)
Scotch Laminating Pouches (AMZUS)
Laminator (AMZUS)
Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink (SSS | HA | ELH)
Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder (SSS)
• Circle Dies
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Laminated Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Laminated Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Laminated Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


SPARKLING CHRISTMAS CARD
Featuring:
Gina K Designs Handlettered Holiday Stamps (GNK | SSS)
Gina K Designs Sparkle & Shine Kit (GNK)
Scotch Laminating Pouches (AMZUS)
Laminator (AMZUS)
Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink (SSS | HA | ELH)
• Rectangle Dies, Sequins
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Laminated Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Laminated Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


WONDER TAG CARD
Featuring:
Gina K Designs Festive Flowers Stamps (GNK | SSS)
Gina K Designs Holiday Sentimental Stamps (GNK | SSS)
Hero Arts Silver Ink (HA)
Scotch Laminating Pouches (AMZUS)
Laminator (AMZUS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Laminated Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Laminated Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Laminated Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


JOY CARD
Featuring:
Gina K Designs Handlettered Holiday Stamps (GNK | SSS)
Gina K Designs Sparkle & Shine Kit (GNK)
Scotch Laminating Pouches (AMZUS)
Laminator (AMZUS)
Altenew Enchanted Gold Ink (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Sorry – this one isn’t easy to photograph!

Laminated Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Laminated Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


FREE STAMP SET

Get this stamp set FREE at Gina K Designs with a purchase of $75+! (And FREE US shipping on orders of $50+.) Limited time and supplies. Shop HERE.

Have a great day!

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 which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, I was not paid to do this post nor am I on any design teams. I only use products I love!) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Gina K Designs Sparkle & Shine Kit
[ GNK ]
Gina K Designs Handlettered Holiday…
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Designs Festive Flowers Stamps
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Designs Holiday Sentimental…
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Designs Peaceful Christmas Stamps
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Designs Holiday Hexagons Stamps
[ GNK | SSS ]
Waffle Flower A7 Rectangle Dies
[ SSS ]
Scotch Laminating Pouches
[ AMZUS ]
Laminator
[ AMZUS ]
Gina K Designs White Pigment Ink
[ GNK | SSS | ELH ]
Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink
[ SSS | HA | ELH ]
Hero Arts Silver Ink
[ HA ]
Altenew Enchanted Gold Ink
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool 2.0
[ SSS ]
Sticky Mat
[ AMZUS ]
Dry Erase Board Eraser
[ AMZUS ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS ]
Fiskars Premium Cut Line Trimmer
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS ]
Scor Buddy Scoring Board
[ SSS ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
Easy See Tape
[ DSG ]
Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
[ SSS ]
Trinity Stamps Golden Baubles
[ SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS ]


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70 thoughts on “Laminating Stamping Technique + FREE Gift”

  1. Hello! Is anyone having trouble with this technique? I am using the same laminator, the same ink (Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink), and some laminating pouches I have used in the past. I stamped, waited a full 20 minutes for the laminator to get hot and then I dried the ink with my heat gun, just a bit. And still, the ink went all over the place. Any tips??

    P.s. I live in the Caribbean. Could the humid temperature a factor?

    1. So glad to hear you are having this issue as well. I hope Jennifer answer’s one of us soon. Such a beautiful look for a card.

  2. Jennifer, I love this technique but i could not, for the life of me, get it to work. I used SU white pigment ink, dried it with a heat gun and when it went through the laminator, the ink just got squished and smeared! I tried it again with Altenew black and gold pigment inks and still the same results. What am I doing wrong – I would love to make Christmas cards with this wonderful technique.

    Looking forward to your help,
    Carrie

  3. Yes, PLEASE HELP Jennifer! Tried all of the suggestions you have already provided but nothing works and all I get is a big smeary “blob”. I am in Hawaii so do you think our humidity is the cause? Too bad as this is such an awesome technique!

  4. No, that could not be because of humidity! I live in Germany, near the mountains, there isn’t much humidity. This technique doesn’t work

  5. If anyone is still struggling with this technique, I just wanted to share that it turns out my laminator’s heating element was broken/defective. Purchased a simple Scotch (TL902) from Target for $21.99 and SUCCESS! Hooray!

      1. I tried this laminator as well, still getting a blob of ink. Very frustrating,. Tried pigment and dye ink zero success. Tried the light heat gun approach as well as allowing the stamp to dry for more than an hour. Again zero success. Any suggestions would truly be appreciated. – Paula

  6. I used all of the suggested techniques and laminator, yet my stamping still streaks when run through the laminator. Would appreciate any tips or suggestions to avoid streaking/melting of the stamped image. Many thanks in advance. _ Paula Golladay.

  7. I finished making 25 of these cards today…the first one with the entire card being laminated and the embossed snowflake on the front. I used my Minc to laminate them. However…I have an old laminator (I’m talking 20 years old) and it’s cheap and it worked fine. I used Close to My Heart Pigment Ink…some I used Colonial White and some I used Vanilla Cream. I used deep red for the top layer of snowflake circle…with spruce green for bottom circle. I did as Jennifer suggests and after laminating and folding (burnishing) I ran it back through the laminator to make it lie flat. I cannot believe how beautiful they’ve turned out. Can’t wait to get them in the mail. It does help to make sure the pigment ink isn’t too “juicy” but also…you need enough to cover the stamp image well. I cut the laminating sheets vertically down the middle. Therefore I got 2 cards out of each sheet. I also did enclose the entire sheet inside a piece of folded paper when running it through the laminator. I sure hope those who have commented can figure out what’s going wrong. I can certainly say this process works beautifully. But it could be that everything just came together for me. The heat of the laminator, the ink I used, the paper enclosing the sheet of laminating paper…

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