Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Splitcoast Tutorials: Assembly Line Stamping

This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast takes a look at Assembly Line Stamping, and offers some tips for mass production. Feel free to add your own tips to the comments below as well!

I wanted to come up with a two-for-one design, so I started with 2 red panels and 2 white panels, and trimmed one of each down for layering. For my first card, I cut a circle out of the red panel, using a die set that coordinates with an ornament stamp set from Impression Obsession (links are below). 

I set the die cut circle back into the opening, and positioned my stamp. I stamped first on the circle cut in Versamark ink, then reinked with red Versafine ink and stamped the same image onto the white card through the opening. I embossed the circle piece with gold powder.

I used the other dies from the ornament set to embellish the card - I lined the back of my gold cardstock with double sided tape for quick application.

For the second card, I lightly traced the outline of the circle so I could create a shadow for my ornament with Copic markers.

I gave the ornament a hanger and hook and accented the shadow with a colored pencil. The sentiment stamps are mix-and-match words from one of my brush word sets - looks like this one is on clearance right now, so snap it up if you need it! Just $7.50. Link is below.

Here's the final design of the first card - I stamped a single word in the corner (same stamp set) and balanced out the black with a few quick embellishments to the stamped image.

Stamps I used: Round Ornaments 2 clear set, Round Ornament die set, Christmas Brush Words clear set

What are your tips for holiday stamping?
Thanks for stopping by!

Ideas, Supplies, Machines, Paper & More


  1. Cool than you :)

    I am curious. Could one have done the stamping with the versamark on the CS without cutting it out first- and then cut it out so you are not trying to line up to it with a stamp? I am not good at that-better with the die around a stamped image, so wondering if I have to....?

    1. You could - but by doing the cut first, I could be sure that I'd hit the opening just right too, since I had my panels lined up for the red card. Does that make sense? If I stamped on the red first, then cut, I'd have to remove the panel, realign, etc. The cutout fits right into the opening, and the stamp isn't hard to line up since it's clear.