Card Share: Layered Stamping

Cathy ZielskeCards20 Comments
Today’s card began a few weeks back when I got my hands on a catalog from Hero Arts.
Do you know about layering stamps? Many companies make them and apparently, you have many parts of the image, all in separate stamps, and you LAYER them together with different inks to get the results you see above. I literally put this catalog on my scrap table and copied it, just swapping out colors that I wanted to try instead of the pinks and blues.
I love that so many companies offerย the smaller cube sets. I have a much easier time storing these, plus they come in sets ofย coordinated colors.

The stamp set I used has a matching die set so you can easily cut out your flowers and leaves. When I showed the finished card to Dan he said, “You made that?”
Um, yeah, bro, I did!

I won’t lie, this took me a while to figure out. Because I’m learning about this stuff, it takes me a few tries to make the technique work. For example, it took me a while to figure out how to line up the stamps so they layered properly. But here, I only used two inks on each element. On the flowers, per the example, I just stamped one of the parts of the flowers twice with the darkest orange ink to create the look of three inks. Oh yeah, and that double stamping? Made a zillion times easier using my Mini Misti Stamping Tool. #getafrickinmisti
Another thing that arrived over the weekend was a big old ream of Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock. I know people use both for card making, so I had to see what the difference was, and as expected, it’s just a more solid weight of the same glorious paper I’ve been using in the 80# weight for the past two months. I used the heavier weight to make the card base and the lighter weight to stamp the flowers and cut the full sized dotted rectangle you see on the front of the card. I believe I am now in love with both weights.

The final touch was use some Glossy Accents to add those little clear droplets you see and a few white dots using a white gel pen. Again, I say unto you, who the hell am I these days?

Answer: a person who is having fun trying new things.


Cathy ZielskeCard Share: Layered Stamping

20 Comments on “Card Share: Layered Stamping”

  1. #1

    Love it! I started laughing I must admit when you said “did you know about layering stamps?”
    Welcome to the dark side Cathy!

    Now stop buying things because you are making me want more stuff!

    1. #1.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Ha! Yep. I had no idea that’s how intricate looking stamping happened. I thought it was done by hand with a brush or something. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. #2
    Katie Jones

    Ha! I love this card! Stampin’ Up! also have a ton of *gorgeous* layering stamps, and the brand new catalogue has gone live TODAY!! Look for the “2-step Stampin'” logo on the sets which have layering images in them ๐Ÿ™‚ The layering on these is easy, as they generally have “tabs” on the stamps and dies which might be tricky to line up. As long as you always point the tab in the same direction, it should be easy as pie to line them up wonderfully.

    I love that Dan asked if you made the card, but seriously, he ought to *know* that by now! Who’s going to go buy cards when you can make stuff that looks like this?!

    Fabulous embossing work, too ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. #3
    Deborah P

    This may be my favorite one yet! And, like Katie Jones, I love Dan’s question and her comment on it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Go, Cathy, go! You’re getting me interested in making cards and I’ve NEVER thought I could do it. You are inspiring me to try.

  4. #4
    Lisa Wright

    It is amazing all the new ways they have come up with to make stamping look so beautiful. Great Job

  5. #5

    Beautiful! I am loving all this new stuff from you. I’m also stamping a lot more cards these days so I’m stepping up my game a bit, again, thanks to you!

  6. #6

    I have always been a howcanIeversendthatmanycards person. . .BUT I have been itching to try JUST ONE layered stamp to play around with and you may have sent me over the edge. I now need to find one that has plenty of options so I can justify one (plus the dies–of cooourse) for ‘playing around’.

      1. #6.1.1

        I just looked at the bundle. . .and ready to hit purchase! Can you ‘tag’ it so you get credit? Since you are the actual sales person ๐Ÿ™‚

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          Cathy Zielske

          Yes! If you click on the links from my blog, I get the affiliate kick back! Thank you!

    1. #6.2

      This made me laugh because I was about 200+ cards in and realized never in a million years would I use all those cards. Then I figured out I could help with another project I have been working on – raising money for a nursing scholarship that we started to honor my mother-in-law. So I started Notes for Nellie on Facebook – and now when people donate I send them a pack of five cards. Gives me a reason to keep creating and helps raise money for a good cause! Bonus: my #allthethings impulse is easier to justify! LOL

    1. #7.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Aw, thanks! Color is actually one of my weakest areas, truth be told. I always get a bit nervous when working with it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. #8
    Jules Rules

    You are so inspiring and fun to watch. I too just started to dabble with making cards hoping they are not a heaping mess of embellishments and glue. Thank you for sharing your real experiences. My queen is also Jennifer McGuire but you are my favorite for actually trying this stuff.

    1. #8.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Yay! You know, I am just getting inspired by Jennifer and so many others. In fact, last night I watched a video from April from Lawn Fawn and it took all my willpower to not instantly order everything they were showing. Sigh. But I did put it in my shopping cart. lol! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. #9

    These posts are so fun! I definitely think the Misti has made stamping so much easier to get into for newbies or non-noobs who just avoided stamping in the past.

    1. #9.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Oh SO much easier. I tried using just a block the other day, and messed up what I was stamping. Redid it with the Misti and I was golden. ๐Ÿ™‚

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