Friday, October 29, 2010


Two-Step Stamping - Tutorial

It's another Friday! That means it's time for the weekly tutorial! Today's is on Two-Step Stamping!

For this tutorial you will need a Two-Step Stamping set, cardstock, and the inks of your choice. For this one I am using Awash With Flowers, Basic Black, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Poppy Parade, and Daffodil Delight ink and Whisper White cardstock.

With a Two-Step Stamping set you can either stamp the bottom image or the top image first. Awash with Flowers is one that I like to stamp the top image or the outline image first in Basic Black so I can layout how I want the flower arrangement, this is just personal preference though.

When using a set like Greenhouse Garden you would want to stamp the solid images in a lighter color and the finer lined images in a darker color.

Now that I have all of my outlines done I can start stamping in my colors.

Now I begin stamping in my solid image stamps to add the various colors to my flower arrangement.

Here I have added all of my colors with the solid image stamps. You can see that by doing the two different steps I can a more whimsical looking panel by not having everything lined up perfectly. Or you could use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get every image perfectly placed on top of the other.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. Let me know if there is another topic that you would like to see a tutorial on. Come back later today to see what I do with this colorful floral panel! Have fun stamping!


  1. Hi! I can't get the hang of clear stamps. Will all your tutorials work well with wooden stamps? Your tutorials are great! Can't figure out how to post so posting as anonymous. Shelley from Ontario Canada

  2. Shelly, Yes, my tutorials will work with wood stamps as well as clear. Clear is just what I prefer to use. For something like the two-step stamping you may want to use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get your second layer closely lined up with the first, but other than that you should be good. If I may ask, what trouble are you having with the clear stamps?