Katie Gehring here today to share a simple idea for stretching your stamps. I like to call it- two step stamping with one step stamps, and it’s a technique I used on my card this week.
See the large medallion flower and the butterfly? I did not create those by stamping on colored cardstock. It’s all ink, and I am going to show you how I did it.
First, attach the your stamp to an acrylic block so that the back side is facing up. The back side of the stamp will be a little sticky, but that can be a bonus in helping ink stick to your stamp. Stamp the back side of the image onto cardstock.
If you are working with a particularly large stamp, having a stamp pad or even a mouse pad under your paper will help you get a solid image. (I did not do this when I stamped the image above and wished I would have- wink)
Next, use a baby wipe or stamp cleaner to wipe the extra ink off the back of the stamp and reattach the stamp to the block- this time right side up. Apply a darker shade of ink and stamp again.