These are old tutorials that were published on YouTube, but never my website. While the stamp set is no longer available, the techniques are still super helpful and can be applied to other stamp sets and applications. I hope this is helpful for you.
Within the past year or so, Stampin’ Up! has come up with a new stamp style called a distinctive stamp. These stamps are intended to show a lot of detail and texture with a single stamping – no layering or coloring. The first Distinctive set was released as a red rubber set, but they have since added photopolymer options. There can be a little bit of a learning curve when learning to stamp with these stamps, so here’s a quick tutorial to fill you in on all the details:
I decided it would be nice to make a set of cards using the Lasting Lilies stamp set that was avail be with the 2019 Sale-A-Bration incentive period. For this set, I used a layered stamping effect. You can do this technique with as many layers as you want, but the idea is that the image spills off the central image onto multiple layers that are broken up by a solid frame. The result is stunning, but the technique is pretty simple. Check it out:
I often like to finish my sets up wit a coordinating box. This makes these cards perfect for gift giving and provides a great way to store and display the cards. I like tend to gravitate to this basic book style box, secured with a ribbon. I will adjust the measurements for whatever type of cards I have inside. I made a video tutorial for this box.
Here are some other views of the gift box.
I used coordinating ribbon to secure the box.
And of course, every card set needs coordinating envelopes along with a special touch on the back. A lot of love really did go into the creation of these cards, and sometimes that knowledge brings just a bit more joy to the recipient.
Have you used the layering technique on any of your cards? I’d love to see what you’ve created! Leave me a comment below or send me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love this set, but don’t want to recreate it? This set is currently for sale in my online store.