Same Stamped Design - 2 Different Techniques

Hello all! A couple of months back, I ordered some stamps from Honey Bee Stamps.  This was a new to me company, and they had just released some gorgeous new stamps that I wanted to use to create and some cards to a call for CardMaker Magazine. Well, I'm pleased to share that several cards using these stamps will be published in the upcoming Summer 2017 Issue of Cardmaker Magazine. 

Since getting the stamps, I haven't stopped playing with them. They have become one of my favorites because of the gorgeous floral designs and how they lend themselves so beautifully to coloring.

While creating with these stamps, I decide to create 2 cards using the exact same design, but to use very different techniques and colors on each one to show just how different the same design can turn out by making such small changes.

Bless You Card with watercolor and heat embossing by Juliana Michaels featuring Honey Bee Stamps

I laid out the design using my MISTI stamp tool to help determine the placement of the floral stamps and the sentiment.  The bottom stamped image is the border stamp from the set. I didn't want to have the exact same image across the top, so I positioned the individual flowers to create my own border design for the top of the card. I then stamped the floral image using Versamark Embossing Ink and heat set it with white embossing powder.

Next, I stamped the sentiment with black ink.  Using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, I colored in the flowers using a mix of purples and blues.  I used a small paint brush and water to help blend the colors.

Using the exact same stamp layout, thanks to my MISTI, I stamped the same image using black ink. I then colored it in with a mix of primary colors using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Bless You Card with watercolor by Juliana Michaels featuring Honey Bee Stamps

I love the striking difference between the two designs. One being more soft and delicate and the other being a bit more bold.

Now it's your turn.  I challenge you to give this technique a try and see just how differently the same design can turn out with your stamps.

Are you interested in any of the products I used to create these cards? A full supply list can be found below. Where available, I use affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking, this means I'll receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks so much for your support!

Honey Bee Stamps - Zen Floral Clear Stamp Set
Honey Bee Stamps - Bless Your Heart Clear Stamp Set
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
American Crafts Zing White Embossing Powder
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Versamark Embossing Ink
MISTI Precision Stamper Stamping Kit


  1. Shouldn't pick favorites but I like
    the second one best. The bright colors
    are so pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

    1. There is nothing wrong with picking a fave! I kind of prefer the second one as well. ;)


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