Hey everyone! Today I’m showing you how to get more from your stamps with Faux Stamp Layering. Maybe you like the look of layered images but there is only one layer to stamp. I’m going to show you an inking technique that you can use to add a layered look to those images.
This card is also a part of my video series for the Gina K Designs August 2021 release. Even though I’m featuring the Gina K Designs release, you could really use these techniques with any stamps you have in your collection.
You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channnel.
For today’s card I’m use the new Bloom and Grow stamp set. This set include a solid image and an outline image of a large and small sunflower.
Using my Misti tool, I will start by stamping the outline image in Dark Chocolate ink. Then I’ll line up the solid layer and start by stamping it in Sweet Corn ink, which is a light yellow.
Leaving my stamp and cardstock in place, I’m going to take Wild Dandelion ink in an ink cube, and lightly dab it around the edges of the stamp. To soften the transition, I’ll lightly dab the stamp with my blending brush. Then stamp the image down again, in the same place.
This gives almost a layered image look. You can stop there or add another color to the edge of the stamp image by using Prickly Pear.
TIP: It is best to wait about 10-15 seconds before stamping another color so you give the first one time to dry. Sometimes colors will soften back after they dry and this will give you a better idea if you want to add more color.
For the background of my card, I’m using one of the other images off of the Bloom & Groom stamp set and the Large Wreath Builder Template. I will stamp this image in Jelly Bean Green ink and then trim the panel down with Master Layouts 5. This gives me a beautiful stitched edge.
The sentiment I used today comes from the Grateful Greenery stamp set which is the incentive set for this month. You can get this stamp set for FREE with a purchase of $75 or more from Gina K Designs. You don’t have to add any special code to receive it. Once you hit the $75, it will automatically be added to your cart.
This set will also be available for individual purchase at a later date.
I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and this very easy inking technique!