Two Simple Stamp Techniques for Cards

 I am so happy to be guest designing with The Greeting Shop today. They're releasing really adorable new stamps, with a whole new look that come with matching dies! The Greeting Shop took it's time testing these dies, until they found the perfect fit. The dies will work in any standard die cutting machine, and they retail for $10.50. What a value!

Along with five very talented designers, I was asked to help showcase their new sets. Today, I'm sharing with you two pretty cards featuring Mini Cupcakes! This set is so sweet and precious. I especially loved the fact that you can mix and match your own custom cupcakes.
This first card was super fun to make. I have just discovered this fun technique of glitter stamping where I literally mix glitter and clear embossing powder together and heat set it. Right now it's sitting in a ramekin on my craft table, I gotta use it all up, but y'all know that embossing powder and glitter last forever, so I don't know when I am going to be able to use this ramekin again. But anyways, my husband saw the glitter in the ramekin and let out the exasperated husband of a crafter sigh that says, "oh my crafting wife and her supplies!" I think he was trying to get the ramekin back into the kitchen, but no way! It's doing a fabulous job of holding this home made glitter embossing powder concoction! And, I don't cook, so at least it's being used!
I wanted to show off the cupcake, so I decided that glitter embossing the top of the cupcake would show it off fantabulously, and then I placed it on the wrapper, put it on a stand and added a little candle! Of course I couldn't resist playing it up a little bit, in my shabby fresh style. I am obsessed with these adorable little paper doilies that I bought at the annual dollhouse miniature show my mom and I attend every year! I gotta get more, they complement the cute cupcakes perfectly. Wanna try the glitter embossing technique yourself? 
materials: Mini Cupcake w/die set | Watermark Ink | Dye Ink | Clear Embossing Powder | Heat gun | Cotton swab

|1| Combine equal parts of glitter and clear embossing powder into a bowl.

|2| Mix the glitter and embossing powder thoroughly.

|3| Stamp cake stand and cupcake wrapper with die ink.

|4| Stamp cupcake with Watermark Ink.

|5| Apply glitter and embossing powder mix. Lightly use your finger to pat the powder onto the image, and let it sit for about 15 seconds (after much trial and error, waiting 15 seconds really helped the powder stick).

|6| Remove excess glitter and wipe away with remaining with a cotton swab. Heat set.

Now, for another fun way to use this stamp. I am always trying to find new ways to get more use out of my stamps! Try looking at yours to see what else you can do with them.
 I am sucker for scallops and the cupcakes got them! So, I figured-why not exploit that adorable little scallop trim?
 This card utilizes the scalloped edge of the cupcake and creates a border, simply by masking part of the  cupcake image.
materials: Mini Cupcake w/die set | Die Ink | washi tape

|1| Affix washi tape to card to create mask. I prefer washi tape when masking because it's flush with the card when I stamp, making sure the image transfers perfectly. Plus, you can pull it off the cardstock  without ripping it.

|2| Stamp the cupcake upside down, slightly over the tape in a row. Remove tape when done.

Make sure to stop by The Greeting Farm's blog once you take a look at all the beautiful projects, and enter for your chance to win all four new stamp/die sets. The giveaway is open until noon CST February 16th, so grab your coffee, cuddle up under a blanket and be inspired by the lovely projects on today's hop.

I hope you try out these simple techniques for your cards using the  Mini Cupcake set. Don't forget to stop by on Monday for my second Top Ten list! You'll love this installment, the top ten things I learned from being on a design team. See ya then.

57 comments:

  1. Beautiful creations.. Your cards are Stunning.. Love these New Dies!!

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  2. These are gorgeous, Emily! I love the new feel of your blog!

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  3. Thanks for the techniques and tips!!

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  4. Thanks for the tip^^ Love these new stamps! :)

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  5. Great to see your post as guestdesigner at the farm introducing these fantastic die sets!! There are so lovely and your post perfect!

    Have a nice day and thanks for the hop!

    Hugs Blankina

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  6. emily!
    your card is enabling me to buy this cupcake set! so cute!
    thank you for sharing your creations!

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  7. love your work and the color you choose are simply awesome <3

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  8. Love your creations. That scallop border is divine. Thanks for the inside tips on the glitter/emboss.

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  9. Great cards. Thanks for the tips with the glitter.

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  10. Oh I love both projects, but especially the first one. Thank you for sharing, its really beautiful. hugs! Mojca

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  11. Really cool ideas! I especially like the masking - what a clever way to look at a stamp!

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  12. Super love how u did on those new stamps and dies,tfs!
    Hugs,
    Jas

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  13. Very creative to find another way of using the stamps!

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  14. Wow...great cards!! Lee-Ann :)

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  15. I love your card. I am a butterfly fan and love anything that has butterflies on it! Thank you for the tutorial on glitter embossing. I think I need to give this technique a try!

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  16. I love love love love love the Happy Birthday card. It is gorgeous beyond belief Thank you for sharing it with us!!

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  17. Great ideas with these new stamps--I like the glitter technique.

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  18. Perfect and simple "How to"... Great job... Did you use washi tape for other card ??

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  19. Love to see different ways to use stamps. Nice glitter technique.

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  20. Love those cupcakes. Thanks for the tip, Washi tape is perfect for masking.

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  21. the glitter technique is so cool! Gotta try that for sure! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. awesome creation...just loved how you used it... I am so excited, I can't wait to get my hands on them...
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  23. Adorable! LOVE it! Thanks for the technique fun!

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  24. These are amazing! WOW! So glad to have you along for the hop today- your talent is wonderful and I love what you did w/ our stamps/ dies! Thanks again!

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  25. Emily, your cards are gorgeous! I keep forgetting to try the embossing glitter mix technique. Thanks for the reminder. :)

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  26. adorable card and love the techniques you showed!

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  27. Great cards and techniques!! TFS

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  28. Thanks for the tips and techniques. I want to grab the glitter and embossing powder and try it out.

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  29. Love the card with the cute cupcake, but what you did to get a scalloped trim - awesome!!!

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  30. Awesome. Thank you for the measurments. Love the cards.

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  31. Both of your cards are very pretty. I also like how you mixed glitters and embossing powder. Thanks for sharing this idea! Hugs! xx

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  32. Great technique with the glitter and embossing powder. TFS!

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  33. Awesome cards and love the glitter embossing technique!

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  34. Awesome work! Thanks for sharing.

    ~ Crystal T

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  35. Beautiful cards! thanks for the hop

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  36. Beautiful cards. Thanks for the tips on how to do them.

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  37. Two awesome ideas! Glitter and embossing powder mixed. Will try. And washi tape for masking! Easy peasy. Will do that also. Thanks so much!

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  38. I love the glittered cupcake, and so clever to use the cupcake top for the a scalloped border!

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  39. Thanks for your design tips! I don't have any washi tape yet but this was yet another reason to try some.

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  40. Thanks for so many great ideas. And that great design tip!!!

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  41. i love the embossing idea! im off to use that myself!!!

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  42. Both of your cards are so sweet! Thanx for the great tuorial!

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  43. Your cards are adorable! Love the tutorial too - very well written!

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  44. Brilliant tutorial, I would never have thought to use the stamps masked like that! Your cards really showed the versitility of the new stamps and dies sets.

    Feebsy
    xx

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  45. Pretty cards...thanks for the tutorial. These stamps and dies look great.

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  46. wooow
    Fantastic 2 cards
    And the tutorials very cute and useful, thank you very much for sharing

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  47. hi emily
    like usual very cute cards and i love the colors and shiny touch

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  48. Awesome card! Love it!!
    The tutorial for glitter embossing really helped,
    since I am still a beginner at card-making. :)
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Jane, I am so thrilled that you've started making cards. You're going to love it! Make sure to click my "tutorials" page for some fun ideas!

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  49. Your cards are amazing !!!! Bright colors and glitter work so great with a lot of white space. And they are made so neatly!!
    Thank you for sharing the ideas of glitter+EP and creating background with cupcake (hello!). So clever!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Izolda! I hope you can try the glitter technique, it's super fun!!!

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