Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Stretching Spring Stamps for a Fall Card

Studio Monday with Nina-Marie

Hello everyone, it’s Nina-Marie here with you for a new Studio Monday video! Fall is just around the corner and with that in mind, I thought I would create a card that welcomed in the new season.

At the time I was making this card, I felt like doing some stamp layering, but I didn’t have any stamp layering sets in a fall theme. So to substitute, I decided to pull out one of my favorite Concord & 9th stamp sets, Flourish. Even though this has a spring feel, you can totally change it to fit a different theme! This post is a great example of stretch the sets you DO have when you don’t have something else that works!

I stamped the images from the Flourish stamp set using our Simon exclusive inks and I added additional details to the stamp layering with Copic markers. When you add additional shading and details to your stamp layering images (or other stamped images in general), you can really customize them! An example is where I added an orange layer to the center of the golden-colored flowers. I love how it changed the look of the flowers completely and added extra dimension!

If you take a look at the berries in my card, you’ll notice they have a cool highlight. I created this with the Sakura Clear Glaze pen; the pen applies down a milky-colored ink onto your image; once it dries completely, it has a gorgeous, semi-dimensional sheen. I love that it picks up the color underneath and highlights it so beautifully! If you don’t have this pen, I would highly encourage you to check it out! If you don’t have this pen, you could use a white gel pen or Glossy Accents instead.

Two of the techniques I featured in this video are masking a sentiment and double heat embossing. For the sentiment of this card I used our Simon exclusive Autumn Greetings stamp set.  Don’t you just LOVE the fonts in this set?? The set has lots of other great fall/autumn greetings as well.

I hope you will watch the video below to see this card come together! Thanks for visiting with me today… don’t forget to stay tuned to the Simon Blog for STAMPtember starting September 1st!!!!






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  1. I’m just getting back into rubber stamping after a long hiatus. I started long before seasonal “sets” came into use so I appreciate this particular blog. It encouraged me to use what I’ve got. Knowing about all the new goodies available and used in this card helps me make a decision on what I want, errrr, what I NEED now. :) Pretty card and great instructions.

  2. I was just pouring through my florals box and now I will have to look at them again in a new way. Thanks!

  3. Love the images from this stamp set, and it’s wonderful to see how it can be used through different seasons. Also really like the addition of the Nuvo drops and the extra depth to the colouring by using the Copics over top of the stamping.

  4. Oh, I love these tips on stretching spring stamps. Fall colors are always a favorite and this card is gorgeous

  5. I really enjoyed your tutorial on stretching your stamps! The card looks amazing! Thanks for sharing it!

  6. Thank you for showing us how to stretch our stamps to incorporate them into different seasons too. I love that you shaded over with copics on the stamped flowers.

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