No Fear Stamping



I used to be afraid to stamp. I was convinced I’d ruin the page. So I didn’t stamp very much.

Then a few months ago I noticed I was stamping all the time. Thanks in part to embossing, but I also realized I was cutting the stamped elements OUT and using them as embellishments. Somewhere along the line, I changed focus in my stamping and now I am not afraid to stamp.

feathers-cardThis card uses the Feathers stamp set from January’s Reveal. I used Versamark, then embossed the image with a white/silver glitter embossing powder I got recently. I cut them out and voila, I had two lovely instant embellishments for my simple card.

So if you are fearful of making a mistake when you stamp, try my method. Looking through January’s Pemberley gallery, I have noticed a lot of the DT is doing the same thing, so it’s really not MY method huh? 🙂 Here are a few of their layouts showing the same technique:


Alissa Fast

Christine Drumheller

Diana Fisher

Diana used the feather stamps as well as the the bee from the Arrow Love stamp set. I love it stamped on patterned paper, looks so cool! And below, Jody used the Right Here Right Now from Pemberley and cut it in half to use as book ends for the design. So many fun and different ways to employ this technique!

Jody Ferlaak

And Kim Stewart used the December stamps designed by Kelly Purkey the same way, I love the dimension it adds!

Kim Stewart

Why don’t you join us? Our Stamp Subscription gives you 3 awesome sets every month, and going back through the last few months of offerings in the Daisy Boutique, I see many of them are perfect for this technique.




Dissecting Lisa's Design
January Sketch Challenge


  1. Laura C - Michigan

    The stamps were what “sealed the deal” for me

  2. Margrethe

    Great ideas here, Emily! I already have a subscription,b ut really have to get better at using it 😉


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