Simple Stamping Tips

One of the things people love best about stamping is that no experience is required to enjoy a satisfying creative experience. Over time, skills build—and meanwhile, everything you do looks amazing!

Stamping Off

A favorite beginner stamping hack is known as “stamping off.” (See the leaves on our Grateful for All You Do card for an illustration.) Simply ink the stamp, “stamp off” on a piece of scrap paper, then stamp your image. It’s such a simple trick, yet when combined with darker images it lets you achieve a professional-looking illusion of depth.


For our Many Thanks card, we used a variation of tone-on-tone stamping by choosing ink with a hue that is slightly darker than the cardstock. You could also use VersaMark ink or the coordinating ink color to achieve a lighter tone-on-tone look.

Designer Series Paper

Our Twinkle card highlights a simple cardmaking classic with its impactful Designer Series Paper background. Looks like a lot of work, doesn’t it? No way! Just add stamped stars plus the whimsical sentiment and you have a make-it-in-minutes Christmas card!

Got simple stamping projects you’d like to share? Use the social media hashtag #simplestamping and post them on PaperCrafty Time with Tina Newberry Share and Connect Customer Facebook Group! We’d love to see them!