Friday, February 26, 2010

Simple Stamp Altering by Alice

Hi all, this is Alice. I am here to share a simple and fun stamp altering technique that I learned from my blog friend Amy Young. I altered the stamp Uru and Bird for my submission to Katharina's Guest DT call last month. I love this stamp so much, I was trying to find a way to use it all year round. So I decided to alter it. Here is the card that I made for the Guest DT call:

Here is how I did it.

First, pick the stamp that you want to use. Since I color with Copic markers, I use Memento ink.

When I was inking my stamp, I flipped the stamp up-side-down and used my ink pad to kiss my stamp.

When I was doing it, I tried avoid inking the birdhouse part of the stamp since I wasn't planning on using that part.

After I inked up Uru, I used a piece of baby wipe and slowly and carefully wipe away the areas that I didn't want to stamp. The Momento ink actually stays wet for a little while so you can take your time and make sure that you clean up the spots that you don't want to use.

This is the image that I got.

To add some flowers, I used a pencil first and then traced the pencil marks with a Copic Multiliner.

And here is the finished image. Now all I need to do is color away! I know that I forgot to draw the flower dangling down Uru's hat in this picture, but I added it before I started coloring the image. =)

Here is my finished card:

Hope you will try this fun technique and make your stamps even more versatile! =)


  1. great tutorial. Thanks for sharing
    Love sarah XXX

  2. I love the idea of altering stamps. I have tried but I never seem to get it as good as what I see by other people! Your tutorial is great :)

  3. Oh, Amy would be so proud! Great tutorial, Alice, and I love the results! Such a gorgeous card!

  4. Wonderful tutorial! And what a great idea!!
    I also have this image so now I know what I can do more with it.
    Thank you for your inspiration!

  5. Hey, thats great, i`ll have to give that a go! i love that stamp too! you`ve made me look at my christmas stamp collection, in a different way now, and whadda`ya know! i have`nt got the time today! lol typical
    love angie babe xx

  6. What a wonderful idea!! Love the added flowers!!

  7. I love altering my stamps. This is clever idea for this one. Great tutorial to get stampers to think out of the box.

  8. What a great way to be able to use themed stamps all year round. I love it. And now the options are endless. Thanks so much. Great tutorial to follow.

  9. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Great idea : )
    Love and hugs ~ Lori

  10. An Awesome card!! Thanks for the instructions :o)
    I have been looking everywhere to buy these wonderful elves and can't find them! I fell in love with them on blogs I visited at Christmas Time. Would you be kind enough to tell me where I can buy them please? Many big thanks!!
    Hugs, Candy

  11. It is soooooooo beautiful.
    Thnk you for sharing.
    Dana Gal


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