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. wow! fabulous fall card, i became your blog fan when i first saw your collection for card kit inspiration. You have done a great job. Please include me in your email subscriber list.

  2. Love the idea of adding Copic markers to the layering stamps, never thought of that!! And looking at your card, the orange flowers really look 3 dimensional after you added the extra layer, Wow!! Love the card and how you turned a Spring flower set into a Fall flower set! Thanks for sharing .

  3. Thanks for showing how to utilize the stamps over more seasons. I really like that you customize your card using copic markers.

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