Inspired by Stamp It! Techniques

Holly Inspired by Stamp It! Techniques

Holly Anderson

Confession. I am not someone you would describe as a savvy stamper. It’s true! I love crafting and I love stamping, but I have certainly not mastered all the inky techniques there are out there. But . . . I’m interested, and I’m guessing many of you are in the same boat as me. That’s why I was super inspired by the special issue, Stamp It! Techniques, Vol. 2!

So I decided to try a few of the techniques outlined in the issue. Check it out!


Technique 1: masking

Sure, masking seems to be pretty standard knowledge, at least with the card designers in the pages of our magazine! They’re amazing! But I’ve never actually done it before. I love the cute scenes and designs you can build with this technique so I finally decided to try my hand at it. Are any of you confused by this term? If so, you’ll find exactly what it means here:

Here’s a beautiful example of this technique from the issue: the Birthday Butterflies Card by Bethany Stellpflug.

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And here’s my crack at it!

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Technique 2: velveteen stamping

This technique is showcased on a cover card by Sarah J. Moerman. (Susan shared this card on the blog earlier.) She stamped with white ink and then stamped a different design over it in color. This gives a subtle color difference and a little extra texture.

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So cute, so I tried the technique myself!

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Technique 2: fussy-cutting and shadowing a sentiment

One of the most inspiring cards I saw in this issue was Betsy Veldman’s cover card. She stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, partially fussy-cut it, and shadowed the sentiment with a marker. Now that’s cool.

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I decided to try a similar effect.

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Thanks for checking in!

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9 Responses to Inspired by Stamp It! Techniques

  1. LCJinRoslyn PA says:

    Who makes that wonderful water brush Stacey is using in the tutes? It isn’t listed in the supplies on the videos … I’ve got to get one of those puppies – looks like a GREAT TOOL!!

  2. paper crafts online says:


    Several companies make them, but here’s a link to the one I have:

    I love it!
    Digital Managing Editor

  3. Cath T says:

    Thanks! These are really neat tricks. I’d certainly heard of masking before, but never really took the time to learn how to do it. The video explanation is so clear, I totally understand it now, and I’m go to try it. The velveteen stamping is new to me, but I love it. Have to try it too.

  4. Kara says:

    Thanks for the super easy to understand masking tip. I’ve seen other videos where they make it into a 27 step process with special products and plastic and silliness. Simple is good.

  5. Laura says:

    Go crafty holly! Go! :) I love the projects you made. Betsy’s card totally blew my mind too!

  6. I think you did a great job with masking! And, I even like it with no color. So many fun things to try!

  7. Jean A Marmo says:

    Thanks for the tips!

  8. Susan Z Knaack says:

    I would love to see a “shadowing a sentiment” tutorial.

  9. DJ says:

    Learned something new! Thank you for the tips.

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