Layered Color Stamping

Follow along to learn how to layer colors with your stamp to add interest and dimension.

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final card

Using a layered stamping technique can add interest and dimension to your project. I am working with one stamp set from Fairy Stamper, the Fairy Branches, and applying layers of different ink colors to the stamp. With a stamping platform, you can stamp the same image over and over again and get perfect alignment.

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Materials:

  • various ink pads
  • Fairy Branches stamp
  • Works Board
  • white cardstock
  • Yellow and Gold Spray
  • Blending brush
  • scissors
  • Sentiment
  • gold cardstock – CutCardStock
  • Tape Runner

You can see the yellow and gold spray used on the card front. The gold shimmer spray is one I made and if you would like to know-how, you can visit the following link. [gold shimmer spray] The sentiment is from a printable available in the store. [Word Art page]

Video Tutorial:

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How to Make a Fairy Door Card

Making a Fairy Door card with Fairy Stamper. The door opens with a fairy inside.

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card

The moment I saw the Fairy Door stamp, I knew the door needed to open. I chose to stamp on papers I had made with my Gelli plate. I enhanced those pieces and did a bit of fussy cutting. You can see the entire process in the video tutorial towards the bottom of this post.

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Fairy Stamper stamps

Materials:

  • Fairy Stamper stamps
  • stamping block
  • black ink pad
  • cardstock
  • Xyron
  • scissors
  • Distress Oxide
  • blending brushes
  • Izink spray inks
  • DIY gold spray *
  • woodless pencils
  • Nuvo Aqua Shimmer
  • Gold Watercolor
  • paint brush
  • foam tape
  • Pebbles candy dot in green glitter
  • the Works Board

    * Make your own shimmer spray [gold spray]
fussy cut

The above image shows the Fairy Door stamp on a Gelli plate print after being fussy cut. The Gelli plate print dictates the colors that get used for the rest of the process.

After a bunch of different steps, the four pieces that make up the card are ready to be put together. In the end, I chose to color on top of the Fairy Door stamp but that could be easily done before the card is put together. I used enough foam tape that I was easily able to color on it after assembly.

Video Tutorial:

Here is the card finished with the door open and the little fairy condo dweller answering the door.

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Fairy Card with Heart Stems

Follow along to make this fairy card with heart stems. Lots of techniques included.

Today I am working with a stamp from Fairy Hugs called Alexa. She is joyful and playful so I added an array of three different colored heart stems behind her to amplify her action. The card doesn’t have a sentiment. I like leaving them blank until later so the card can be used for a variety of different occasions. I can always add a sentiment but changing one isn’t that easy.

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Materials:

  • Alexa stamp
  • stamp block
  • black ink
  • colored pencils
  • embossing plate
  • CrossOver II
  • heart stem die
  • clear embossing powder
  • Versamark ink pad
  • heat tool
  • purple ink pad
  • card stock – a variety of colors
  • tape runner
  • foam tape *
  • scissors *
  • Brother Scan n Cut
  • Wink of Stella
  • Blue metallic marker *
  • Cricut Paper Trimmer
    * items were purchased at the Dollar Tree

A variety of different techniques were used in putting this card together. You can see them step by step in the video tutorial below.

Video Tutorial:

Above is a close-u image of the card so you can see some of the details. The final touches while seem small really do add to the overall vision of the card.

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Ways to Stamp Texture

Learn fun stamping techniques with Fairy Stamper stamps.

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I enjoy creating my own textured papers using a variety of different techniques. For my Fairy Stampers Video Design post this month, I used a bulrushes stamp in different ways to create the background paper for my card. Another Fairy Stampers stamp was used for the sentiment. This was a fun card to make.

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. Some links are affiliates, thank you for using them.

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The card came together in a two-step process. The first was creating the background, and the second was creating the sentiment strip.

stamping  sentiment

After embossing the cardstock, the sentiment was stamped on top. Since the embossed cardstock has texture, the stamp needed to be applied more than once.

Once the parts of the card were made, it was time to put it all together. A tape runner and foam tape were used.

card close-up

Here is a close-up shot of the card so you can see the texture and misting spray as well as the raised sentiment. You can really see how the colors work together in this image.

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How to Foil Your Stamping

Learn how to foil your stamped images with this special technique.

You can make your own foiled embellishments with this fun and relaxing technique. Using DecoFoil and a rubber stamp you create your image, and then use watercolors to finish coloring the images. The foil acts as a resist for the watercolor leaving its glimmer behind.

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.

foiling materials

Materials:

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  • rubber stamp
  • stamp block
  • cardstock
  • DecoFoil
  • DecoFoil transfer adhesive pen
  • Derwent Inktense pencils
  • Yatsutomo Metallic watercolor paints
  • paintbrush
  • mini Maker – optional

Since we are using an adhesive product on your stamp, you might want to use an older or less expensive stamp. It is very important to thoroughly clean off your stamp with soap and water after using this technique.

Video Tutorial:

finished pieces being used
finished pieces being used

It is really difficult to capture the beauty of these pieces on camera due to the reflective nature of the foil. The watercolor and foil together make for a very unique combination. I think this is one of my favorite techniques to create. Probably more for the enjoyment of the process but the outcome is pretty nice too!

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Can You Stamp on Glass?

Have you ever tried to stamp and emboss on glass? See the magic!

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The answer is, yes you can! I was excited when I saw this technique and knew I had to give it a try. Stamping and embossing on glass! I love the result. This beautifully framed piece was created as a part of the Fairy Stampers Video Design Team.

in process

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Materials:

  • Condo Dwellers FHS-060
  • Fantasy Flowers FHS-032
  • Works Board
  • VersaMark stamp pad
  • frame with glass
  • embossing powder
  • heat gun
  • decorative paper

After stamping and applying the embossing powder, you’ll want to clean off any excess powder and move to a heat-safe surface. Then the fun part, watch the embossing powder transform under the heat.

Clean off both sides of the glass with water and then frame the glass to finish the piece. I can’t wait to try this again and color the image, similar to stained glass!

Video Tutorial:

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Making a Beary Cute Card

Working with products from the Maker’s Movement made this card so bear cute!

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Planning, coloring, and die-cutting this card was so peacefully enjoyable. I knew the moment I saw the bear stamp he was going to be a polar bear. My daughter loves polar bears. What excites me about the card is that I used the leftover cut-out leaves from a past project as the stencil to create the background! What a great way to extend the use of the die and the card stock. I keep all my left-over parts just in case for moments like this.

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Materials:

  • card stock – white and patterned
  • the Works Board
  • Let’s Get Cozy Die (leaves)
  • Woodland Friends – die and stamp sets
  • Distress Oxide
  • blending brush
  • Mini Maker
  • tape runner
  • Stazon black ink pad
  • Intense black ink pad
  • washi tape
  • Derwent Inktense pencils

Because I video the process, I didn’t get a chance to stop and photograph the ink blending with the DIY stencil on the front of the card. But you can see it all happen in the video tutorial below.

Isn’t that bear just so cute? After stamping and coloring, I taped the die in place then sent it all through the Mini Maker to cut. The only thing left to do is stamp the sentiment and put the card together.

Video Tutorial:

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A Joseph’s Coat Peacock Card

A greeting card tutorial with Fairy Stampers. #sponsored #fairyhugs #fairystamper

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I am a member of the Fairy Stampers Video design team. I post video tutorials twice a month on their YouTube channel. This month, I was inspired by the peacock stamp. Peacock leaves are so colorful I thought Joseph’s Coat technique would work well to show off the colors.

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Materials:

  • cardstock – white and yellow
  • Marabu liquid watercolors
  • water spray bottle
  • peacock stamp
  • black ink pad
  • clear embossing powder
  • heat gun
  • Versamark stamp pad
  • paper trimmer
  • Xyron sticker maker
  • tape runner
  • sentiment die
  • mini Maker die cutter
  • The Works Board

Video Tutorial:

With the close-up image above you can see the detail of the stamp as well as the mixing of the different colors.

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Fairy Stamper Design Team

A new card designed for Fairy Stampers video design team. #sponsored @fairystamper @fairystamperhugs

Hints of Gold Card

I am a new member of the Fairy Stamper video design team. I will be posting tutorial videos twice a month on the Fairy Stamper YouTube Channel. This is my first card design using Fairy Stamps.

I wanted to create a misty look to the card. As if she were walking through a garden early morning and the mist was making everything appear gray and distant except for the glow and transparency of her wings. To accomplish this look, I layered images and used gray and green ink pads.

In the video below, you will find a unique stencil technique I used that creates a misty look. It can also mimic a tie-dye appearance. It is really easy to create and I love the results.

Video Tutorial:

The image above is showing a close-up of the hints of gold in the image. You can really see the Gold Shimmer Spray. I made my own shimmer spray with products from Dollar Tree. You can learn how to make your own cost-effective spray at the following link. [DIY Shimmer Spray]

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Making a Card with Mica Powder

Make a mini mica card using up materials you have on hand.

I like making cards that are alternative sizes. This is a good technique for using up scraps and materials you already have on hand. I am using a lot of materials to make this simple card but you don’t have to have them all to make a similar card. Follow along with the video tutorial to see how this simple card is done.

Materials:

  • cardstock
  • stamp
  • stamp block
  • Versamark ink pad
  • Mica power
  • Label maker
  • alcohol ink marker
  • Washi chomper
  • Glue Dots

Video Tutorial:

Here is a close-up of the finished mini card. The mica powder really shines in person. I like how the colors are enhanced by the black cardstock.

Let me know what you make cards in a variety of different sizes. I think mini or small are my favorite.

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