Two-step Stampin' & Repetition

Technique A: Two-Step Stampin’®
  1. Stamp the base image.
  2. Position and stamp the overlay or adjoining image.
QUICK TIP: Use lighter ink for the base image and darker ink for the overlying image.
Technique B: Repetition
  1. Ink a stamp.
  2. Stamp the image.
  3. Restamp the image one or more times without re-inking it. This technique is a great way to get several shades of colour from a single ink pad.
QUICK TIP: Use repetition to simulate movement on your card.


  1. Dip the tip of a blender pen on to the corner of a Stampin’ Pastel, then apply to the stamped image.

  2. Press the closed lid of a Classic Stampin’ Pad down against the ink pad, creating a small pool of colour in the lid; then open the lid. Use a damp watercolour brush or Aqua Painter to lift the ink from the lid and apply.

  3. Outline a section of the stamped image with a watercolour pencil, then use a wet watercolour brush, Aqua Painter, or blender pen to pull colour where desired.
QUICK TIP: For more saturated colours, watercolour with Classic ink refills.

Heat Embossing & Resist

Technique A:  Heat Embossing
  1. Place your card stock in a Powder PalTM tray or over a large piece of scratch paper.
  2. Rub the Embossing Buddy® across the card stock you want to emboss (this keeps the embossing powder from sticking anywhere but on the ink). 
  3. Stamp the image with Craft, VersaMark®, or embossing ink.
  4. Pour powder onto the inked image, making sure that the image is coated completely.  
  5. Shake off excess powder into the tray and funnel it back into the container.
  6. Heat the stamped image only until the powder changes to a shiny liquid and rises.
  7. Allow embossed image to cool. 
Technique B:  Emboss Resist
  1. Follow steps 1–7 above, using Crystal Clear Stampin’ Emboss® powder.
  2. Apply ink with a sponge directly to the paper over and around the embossed image.
  3. Wipe the embossed image with a tissue to remove the excess ink.
QUICK TIP: Avoid overheating the powder and burning the paper when working with a heat tool.