How to get the best value from your stamp sets – Video Series ft Painted Rose by Concord & 9th, Day 6

How to get more value from your stamps

Welcome to Day 6 of this seven part video series!  Yesterday we explored ways to get the best value from your stamp sets by keeping things super simple, yet effective.  If you missed that video, you can check it out HERE.

All week I will be featuring the gorgeous Painted Rose stamp set by Concord & 9th, showing different techniques and ideas to get the most from this flexible stamp set (and matching die set). I love background stamps, but I confess to feeling a little bit like they’re not living up to their full potential when they’re limited to backgrounds only.

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In today’s video I’m going to show you how I did layered stamping … but not the layered stamping that you might be expecting. No … I did not use the 2nd detail layer stamp, but I did use a gorgeous Darkroom Door background stamp (Abstract Triangles) to create a funky geometric rose using the kissing technique.

How to get more value from your stamps

LESSON 6 –Utilise stamps with great patterns on them with the kissing technique by pairing them with more solid stamps.  This looks amazing on this card as a bit hero stamp, but you could also create custom backgrounds by repeating this process stamping all over a card panel. You can stamp tone on tone, or colour clash like I did here.  If you dry your first layer well, you could do the kiss stamp layer with clear embossing ink, add a metallic embossing powder and heat set it for a fun effect.

The first thing I did was choose colours that I knew from previous experience were going to work well together for this effect.  Distress Oxide inks stamp nicely, and dried quickly enough that I didn’t need to heat set them in between layers.

The second thing I did was to choose a patterned stamp that would stand out, and was suitably scaled for this project.

How to get more value from your stamps


Stamps: Painted Rose, Concord & 9th
Abstract Triangles, Darkroom Door
All Occasions, Darkroom Door
Ranger Archival ink pad, Jet Black
White card base (A5, folded in half)
White cardstock A6 + scrap
Black Cardstock, scrap
Mini mister spray bottle with water
Stamp positioning tool (mini Misti)
Double sided tape, 3mm
Distress Inks – Candied Apple + Picked Raspberry + Cracked Pistachio + Peacock Feathers

I can’t stop thinking of stamps I could use to do this kiss-stamping technique … I see a lot of these cards in my future!

I hope you’re enjoying the tips for getting more value from your stamp sets.  Without further ado … on with the show!

Thanks so much for joining me for this video series … tune in tomorrow for another hot tip to help you get more bang for your buck from your cardmaking supplies.

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