Easy Mail Stamp Layering 2 Ways

Easy Mail Stamp Layering | Nina-Marie Design

Hello crafters! Today I’ve got two cards to share with you that both feature stamp layering. They are simple and fun to make, plus are easy to mail; what could be better than that?

I’m sharing these cards today as a guest post for Sunny Studio Stamps. Mendi – the creator and owner of Sunny Studio – is a good friend of mine and I always love supporting her company as often as I can by making cards with her fun products. Here’s a look at the two cards I made… each use the same general technique but both look completely different!

Easy Mail Stamp Layering | Nina-Marie Design
Easy Mail Stamp Layering | Nina-Marie Design

For these cards, I am using some of her newest stamps; Perfect Popsicles and Two Scoops. There are also coordinating dies available for both sets (see the Perfect Popsicle and Two Scoops dies).

On the first card with the adorable mint chocolate chip ice cream cone I was being very conscious of the fact that I was going to be making this particular card for my dad. When I create a “guy card”, I like to make them clean-lined and no frills. Guy cards can be a struggle for many of us I know, so I find it helpful to keep them clean and simple.

Easy Mail Stamp Layering | Nina-Marie Design

I chose to make a mint chocolate chip ice cream cone because it is my favorite ice cream flavor (plus I think its more interesting). I used inks from both Simon Says Stamp and Altenew for my stamping. You can find the colors listed below:

Easy Mail Stamp Layering | Nina-Marie Design

Next I made a background behind the ice cream cone; I used a couple of the stamp layering images and stamped a tone-on-tone pattern. For those of you new to the term, tone-on-tone stamping is where you stamp a pattern onto paper using an ink shade that is very close or slightly darker than the paper you are stamping onto.

To create the tone-on-tone effect on this card, I paired Lipstick Red ink and cardstock from Simon Says Stamp together.

Easy Mail Stamp Layering | Nina-Marie Design

For the greeting, I heat embossed a sentiment from the Perfect Popsicles set in white embossing powder.

My next card came as an idea that I had while creating the card above! This one is completely one layer and features the Perfect Popsicles set.

Easy Mail Stamp Layering | Nina-Marie Design

These popsicles are so cute, don’t you think? I stamped this card out in a summery color combo; you can find the ink colors I used below:

Easy Mail Stamp Layering | Nina-Marie Design

After stamping the popsicles, I also added some of the cute melting drops around the popsicles. This brought out the colors of the popsicles really nicely and I like the additional pop of color!

Easy Mail Stamp Layering | Nina-Marie Design

Next it was time for some dimension, even though this is a one layer card. Because it is also clean and simple, details are important. I used Nuvo white gloss and white blizzard drops from Tonic Studios on the popsicles and melting drops to add that little bit of depth.

You’ll also notice the brown heat embossed sentiment; this was from the Two Scoops set and I stamped it with Dark Chocolate ink. I also added a bit of clear embossing powder on top to create some contrast.

Easy Mail Stamp Layering | Nina-Marie Design

I hope you will check out the two videos below to see how I created both cards. Stamp layering is so much fun, and a perfect way to add color (with detail!) to your cards without having to break out any markers, paints or pencils!

Thanks for visiting me today and a big thank you to Mendi for letting me guest with Sunny Studios today! Be sure to stop back here on Monday for a brand new tutorial. If you like stamp layering, you’ll love the upcoming video!

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4 Comments

  1. Leanne in Cali May 23, 2017 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    I love these cards and stamps sets! Thanks for sharing your creativity with your videos and your amazing cards!!

  2. Birgit Norton May 21, 2017 at 8:48 am - Reply

    These are super cute! I love the tone on tone and now I so want to try it. I noticed you used the gel pen on the cherries after applying the GA. Could you have added it before? I’ve never tried using a gel pen on top of GA. Guess I’ll have to give that a try too. This was super inspirational! Thanks so much for sharing.

    • ninamarie May 21, 2017 at 5:18 pm - Reply

      Hi Birgit! You can definitely put the gel pen on first before applying the glossy accents, but I find that the gel pen shows up better when applying it afterwards. And it stays on the glossy accents beautifully after you let it dry for a couple minutes!

  3. Mendi Yoshikawa May 20, 2017 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for being a guest! These are FABULOUS!

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