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Layer Stamp Basics With Cora

Are you new to layer stamps or need a refresher? Cora, my 10-year-old daughter, is sharing layer stamp basics featuring Altenew Beautiful Heart Stamp Set and Basis cardstock.

Layer Stamp Basics by Cora Davis

Cora shares layer stamp basics in this short card making video tutorial. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and ring that bell.

Thanks to the COVID-19 quarantine, my three daughters are becoming skilled card makers. Gretel is an illustrator, Cora is definitely a stamper, and Liesel loves to color.

It’s a pleasure to see their skills grow and desire to share new-found knowledge with you!

Altenew Beautiful Heart

This was Cora’s first-time layer stamping and she hasn’t stopped since. She stamped this blue flower off-camera and then filmed the yellow and embossed cards for you.

Altenew Beautiful Heart Stamp Set

Cora chose a perfect stamp set for beginners. As Cora explains in the video, it’s okay if you don’t line them up perfectly because Altenew Beautiful Heart Stamp Set has sketchy layers that are quite forgiving.

Stamp flower and leaves with Altenew Crisp Dye Inks. Stamp the outline layer (layer one) of the flower and leaves with Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink.

Stamp Layering Basics

Blue Flower | Altenew Deep Blue Seas Oval Ink Set
Layer 2 | Tide Blue Crisp
Layer 3 | Starlight Crisp

Pink Flower | Altenew Cherry Blossom Oval Ink Set
Layer 2 | Rubelite Crisp
Layer 3 | Razzleberry Cris

Basis Light Yellow Cardstock from CutCardStock

Light Leaves | Altenew Green Meadows Oval Ink Set
Layer 2 | Sweet Leaf Crisp
Layer 3 | Just Green Crisp

Dark Leaves | Altenew Green Meadows Oval Ink Set
Layer 2 | Just Green
Layer 3 | Hunter Green

Basis Cardstock

As you can see, Cora leans towards vibrant color combinations like her mama. She chose Basis Light Yellow, Basis Black, Basis Teal, and Pop-Tone Cotton Candy for her cards. And not only that, she always uses a colored card base. My girl loves color!

She used the gold-standard Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock for the heat embossed panel.

Altenew Rustic Linen Embossing

While Cora is super proud of her first two cards, she wanted to add that extra something something to the background. So, she grabbed Altenew Rustic Linen Stamp Set and heat embossed for the first time.

Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes Die Set

Heat emboss the background with WOW! Gold Pearl embossing powder. Tie the flower and background together by embossing the flower center with the WOW! Embossing Pen and Gold Pearl embossing powder. Isn’t that powder gorgeous?!

Stamp Layering Basics

Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes Die Set is hands-down Cora’s favorite sentiment die. She digs the font and the message. She cut the sentiment from Stardream Metallic Gold cardstock and the shadow from Basis Teal cardstock.

That’s a wrap guys! Many thanks to you all for watching Gretel and Cora’s videos and your encouraging comments. Here’s a link to Gretel’s Copic Envelop Art if you missed it. Big crafty hugs to you all. Stay safe!


More Beautiful Heart

Turn those Altenew Beautiful Heart blooms into tags.

Wow, Cora used the same green inks as I did a 1 1/2 years ago! Visit this post for details.


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3 Comments

  1. Beautiful cards Cora. Done like a pro! ❤️

  2. Kristine Boydstun says:

    Nice job, Cora!! Beautiful cards!