Modifying a Christmas Stamp for Valentine’s Day Card!

Happy Thursday, all! Today I get to show you how I modified a holiday stamp from Magnolia and turned it into an image for a Valentine’s Day card…


The original stamp had Tilda holding up a Christmas stocking. Be sure to watch the video below to see what I did to make it look like she’s holding hearts on strings. :)

I colored the image with Distress Markers and a water brush. I love the soft look of watercolor, and using Distress Markers is an easy way to get that look.


  1. This was awesome. Didn’t know you could mask off parts of a stamp. Didn’t know about that tape. It was great to see you color with distress markers and the water brush. What a great card and wonderful tutorial filled with information. Thanks so much.

  2. Very cute card! Love the color choices and the hearts are adorable.

    I just did a post-it masking trick on a card yesterday. It works awesome, but only if you remember to remove the post-it tape before stamping. I may have forgotten to a couple of times and ended up with a smudgy mess.

  3. Beautiful card! Great idea to use a Christmas stamp and alter it! Wonderful coloring! I always love your color combos…I have a terrible time with colors and knowing what goes with what!

  4. You are are so clever to modify this card and your coloring has come such a long way it is superb have a great day!

  5. What a clever use for a Christmas stamp. Really cute card with awesome coloring as usual. I’ve not gotten into Distress markers because I struggle with color, blending & shadows. I really need an in-home tutor. Any volunteers?

  6. The card is awesome! I will have to look more carefully at what I have that I can modify with the masking technique. Thanks for sharing your video with us.

  7. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous! Love the video and watching her come to life. Great idea with the masking!!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. What a cute card – I love how you re-purposed the Christmas stamp. Just wondering if maybe a little color on the ends of her hair might have been missed? Hard to tell from the photos! Love it!

  9. Distress Marker are on my wish list!! Love this card. Your coloring is adorable. Love how you masked off the stocking. Great ideas to remember!!

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