Thank You For Being Awesome!

Hi Bloggers! Happy Sunday to you! I’m thrilled to have Teri Anderson back as our guest designer, so will let her now take the stage!


Hi again, Simon friends! Teri here, and I’m excited to visit again!

Today, I wanted to share with you a really simple technique for using clear stamps. Rather than using just the front side of a stamp, stamp with the back side, too!

This technique is really fun with stamps of images (like flowers and leaves) that are mostly line art!

I created this artsy little card by stamping with the back side of the flower (from the Poppy Sentiments set from Technique Tuesday).

The stamping went down like this:

First, I flipped my stamp over. And then I applied red ink to flower portion of it. (By the way, I got a little overzealous with the inking on my card and got a little bit on the stem, but that’s OK. That extra ink just adds to the artsy look of the technique.)


 Then I stamped on paper and got something like this.


I cleaned the stamp, flipped over (right side up) and stamped the flower with black ink.


I used the exact same stamping technique with this card here.


Only this time I used a leaf (from the I Give Thanks stamp set from Technique Tuesday) and an orange ink pad.

Thanks for having me today! And I hope you consider giving the technique a try!

Thanks so much for reading, and thanks again to Teri for being a guest day!

Blog Candy Alert! The generous folks at Technique Tuesday have offered to sponsor our blog candy today by giving away a Poppy Sentiments stamp set to one lucky winner!  Follow our blog via email and comment on this post for a chance to win!

  1. I NEVER even thought about using the backside of a stamp. Thank you, Teri, for this wonderful idea to try! I’m glad I clicked from your website to this page to see the technique. And, now I can also follow this website for more great ideas!

  2. I’m a follower! Fantastic technique! Thanks for the inspiration! Excuse me while I go look at my stamps backwards!

  3. I am going to have to try this technique. I would never have thought to use the back side of a stamp. I opened a package of stamps yesterday that I think this would be awesome on. As always thanks for the opportunity to win.

  4. What beautiful cards! I love the reverse technique… Great way to get more out of your stamps while creating a perfect abstract type image! I will definetly give this a try today! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win this awesome stamp set (huge fan of Technique Tuesday stamps)!! AJ@queenofmynest

  5. This looks like a fun technique Teri. TFS and thanks for the opportunity to win this great stamp set from Technique Tuesday.

  6. Yah for Technique Tuesday–a company in the Pacific Northwest! I love this technique & keep wanting to use it, but still haven’t. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration & change to win that great stamp set!

  7. Love this technique. I do use it a lot and have come up with some really cool, pretty and interesting images. Love that lined paper too! Thanks for sharing.

  8. I haven’t tried this technique yet, but I plan to in the near future. I love the results Teri achieved! Thanks for the chance to win a great stamp set.

  9. I’ve used the backs of stamps for dots or lines, but DUH on using them as a background to the line drawing ;) Thanks!!

  10. Teri thank you for reminding me about this brilliant technique! So simple and a great way of getting another look with our clear stamps. I like this stamp set because it is perfect for those times when we are looking for a way to address serious illness, loss of loved one, etc.
    Thank you for the chance to win it!

  11. Not a technique I’ve tried, but now I’ll give it a whirl. I like that it’s not perfect (just like I stamp).

  12. I have seen this technique once before in a crafting magazine. Looks really interesting and will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing your projects and thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Great technique, I have not seen this before. I will try it soon. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win!!

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