Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop – Two Step Stamping is the theme of out Technique Blog Hop this month. Welcome to what I know will be a blog hop full of tips and tricks on how to do this wonderful technique. It is made easier with the Stamparatus, if you have one. Now, I do have a Stamparatus but I was using it for another project, so did it the old-fashioned way.
Try to visit all the blogs in the hop to gain the most inspiration and all the tips and tricks needed to perform this simple but effective technique. This post has lots of images to load so please be patient.
Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop – Two Step Stamping Tips & Tricks
- Stamp new stamp set images in black, that way you’ll get a clear idea of what they look like.
- Standing up to position each stamp, helps.
- Then have a play with them – different colours, different stamp combinations.
- To avoid getting the images mixed up on the image sheet I stamp, clean and replace. If doing a lot of cards consider placing the images on blocks. Write the numeral on some washi tape and place to on the block.
- Use the ‘fill in’ stamps to add the colour to the images, this is super easy if the stamp has a tab (line up the tabs)
Today I’m using Sweet Cupcake which has coordinating Cupcake Cutouts Framelit Dies
Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop – Two Step Stamping ‘Cake’
I began with stamp #1 and the darkest ink, Flirty Flamingo and stamped full strength.
The second step uses stamp #2 and your mid tone colour and in this case it was Blushing Bride.
Most 2 and 3 step stamp sets are designed so the stamps just lay right on top of each other. The great thing about photopolymer stamps are they are clear so you can see right where to stamp. If you’re not 100% accurate on placement don’t worry too much. You want it to be close but if you’re a little to the right or left, your images will still look beautiful.
Last stamp is stamp #3 with your lightest colour and in this case Pink Pirouette.
Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop – Two Step Stamping ‘Cup’
Now for the ‘cup’ part of the cake. this time I have chosen to go lightest to darkest – it was what was easy for me.
Take stamp #3 and your lightest colour this time for the ‘cup’
You can see by taking the mid tone, in this case Soft Suede, I used stamp #2 for the ‘cup’
This one is perhaps the easiest to stamp and is in the darkest tone, Chocolate Chip was used. It’s only a partial stamp and forms an important part of the ‘cup’
Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop – Two Step Stamping Candle
With the candle, it doesn’t really matter what order you do them in. I chose to use the ‘blank’ candle and the lightest colour first.
Last stamp was the ‘swirled’ type candle image and the darkest colour.
A close up shows you how the stamping turned out. I must say doing this post, I learnt a lot about 2 and 3 step stamping. This is a great technique with Photopolymer Stamps. If using clear or wood mount stamps you would need the Stamparatus or the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.
I added some ‘sprinkles’ in Flirty Flamingo to the insert and envelope. I’ve added similar ‘sprinkles’ to the front of the card. They were added all around the card base and then on the top layer of the card.
Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop – Two Step Stamping Basics
- Card base is Whisper White 14.9 cm x 21 cm or 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored and folded at 10.5 cm or 4 1/4″
- Flirty Flamingo layer is 14.4 cm x 10 cm or 5 1/4″ x 4″
- Whisper White top layer is 13.9 cm x 9.5 cm or 5″ x 3 3/4″
- Card insert is 9.5 cm x 13.5 cm or 3 3/4″ x 5′
Finally here’s the card
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