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Jul 31, 2019 Kelly Rasmussen

Have you tried generation stamping? The results you can get from stamping an image two or three times before re-inking are amazing!

Today I'm using the From the Vault Real Poppy stamp to show how this technique works. I really like the results you get using a red rubber stamp for this technique, but clear stamps work as well. I find that I can't get as many generations stamped with clear as I do with rubber and the colors aren't quite as vibrant.

I'm using four colors of Reactive Inks for the flowers -- Fruit Punch, Taffy, Creamsicle and Lemon Drop. And two colors for the stem -- Green Apple and Key Lime Fizz. Since I will be adding water to my stamp, I used Bristol Smooth paper since it is able to handle water well.

To create the flowers, I inked up my stamp and stamped the first impression on the white paper. Then I lightly misted the stamp once with a water bottle and stamped it again. Then I repeated this one more time to stamp a third generation image. You get variations in color as well as clarity of the image which makes it appear as if some flowers are closer than others. Such a simple a fun technique!

For the background I used the Bold Graphic Confetti Die to create an embossed background on Pebble cardstock. To do this, I simply ran it through my die-cutting machine with my dry embossing sandwich formula and it creates this beautiful background. How awesome that all of our confetti dies can also be used as embossed backgrounds!

I mounted the stamped panel to a piece of Azalea cardstock and assembled the rest of the card on a card base made from Mustard cardstock. I finished off the card with a white heat embossed sentiment from the Color Layering Monarch Butterfly set.

Hope you have happy day!

11 Responses

Bev Page

Bev Page

January 28, 2020

WOW – I’ve looked at that stamp and thought, “nah”, but after looking at your gorgeous card, I’m now going hunting for it. Love the effect you got and your card is stunning! Am also looking for the beautiful poppy stamp with the long stems, the buds out to the side, about 5 or 6 poppies, but can’t find it anywhere, so I’m going to try to find it through back catalogues. It’s almost the end of January, 2020 already and I’ve just discovered this card. Nothing like being late. Thanks so much for sharing.

Shawn Frank

Shawn Frank

August 04, 2019

I have always been afraid to jump in to the pool with that kind of stamping , Even though I LOVE it I feel it would be a watery mess but I think I am going to buy some Bristol paper and start from there , Thank you so much for helping us who need it on certain thing!!

Teri S.

Teri S.

August 04, 2019

What a pretty card using such a simple technique that I’m glad you reminded me of. Thanks Kelly.

Denise Barney

Denise Barney

August 02, 2019

Love the technique! But can you explain your “dry embossing sandwich” techniques? I have several Hero Arts dies and I would live to try this technique.

MrsB8T

MrsB8T

August 02, 2019

I’ve really been interested in trying the reactive inks & now that I have seen this I definitely want to get some. So cool & such pretty results.

Felicia C

Felicia C

August 01, 2019

Wow! Simply gorgeous! I love the technique and the beautiful effects you have created. The colors you choose work so well with this card. Thank you for another stunning creation and ideas!

Michelle Hackett

Michelle Hackett

July 31, 2019

Kelly, this is gorgeous. Your choice of colors was just right.

Marie

Marie

July 31, 2019

Thanks for the reminder to do this technique more often – and for the helpful info! So pretty!

Lagene

Lagene

July 31, 2019

Awesome generational stamping!!!

Karthikha Uday

Karthikha Uday

July 31, 2019

So beautiful!! Love how the generation stamping turned out! <3 And the background is awesome! :)

Helen

Helen

July 31, 2019

Such a lovely card, Kelly. It reminds me of how much I like this stamp—on my wish list and hoping…tfs

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