Stamping in Reverse

Hi friends!  Happy Tuesday!  Today I thought I'd share a quick little note card set I made with the new Button Best set and the coordinating Petal Points and  Sprightly Sprigs die sets.  Each card measures 3 x 3" and uses the same simple layout.

First I stamped the large flower in black on white paper four times, then cut out with the  Petal Points Die Set. For a quick water colored look to each flower, I used the back of the stamp...yep, just flipped it over so the part that's usually applied to the block was up and inked that up with color then spritzed a couple times with water and stamped over my flowers.  Super simple way to color in an image, and since you're going for a water colored effect, it doesn't matter that the color goes a little outside the lines.  Just remember to clean the stamp right away and use a water or dye based ink that won't stain so you can still see through your stamp next time you want to stamp it the usual direction.

I found the technique worked better with the lighter colors like soft sky, blushing bride and barely banana. The perfect plum was a bit too dark for what I wanted, so I lightened it up by using the same technique with the smaller flower and doing a second generation stamp onto that one and then layering it over the larger flower. The DP is from my scrap pile and I stamped a different sentiment from Button Best on each card, then accented with pear pizazz Sprightly Sprigs cutouts and some dew drops and pearls.  I think the whole set took about 30 minutes start to finish.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fantastic day!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Button Best (Verve Stamps)
Paper: dp scraps, pear pizzazz, blushing bride, barely banana, perfect plum, soft sky (SU!), white, black
Ink: blushing bride, barely banana, perfect plum, soft sky (SU!), black
Accessories:  Petal Points Die SetSprightly Sprigs Die Set  (A Cut Above by VERVE), dew drops, pearl


  1. So fun, Julee! I love little cards like this to include with my Graceworks orders!!

  2. These are adorable. I just love that pointy flower. I hope you have a fantastic day also and happy stamping.

  3. Wow! Great idea on flipping the stamp. What a cute (and quick!) set too! I need more of those kinds.

  4. oh, I love this idea, Julee! Great way to use stamps! You know how I don't like to colour! LOL ox

  5. A perfect resolution for a non-colourer! Must try this as I just adore these flowers and leaves!

  6. These are beautiful, Julee! I have used this technique many times, and love it! Thanks for sharing :-)

  7. Wonderful notecard set!! Thxs for the tip on backside of stamps and cleaning well. I'm a little OCD with cleaning stamps but, definitely have had lazy moments!


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