Adding Dimension to Digital Stamps + A Video Tutorial

I love using digital stamps. They are convenient, take up only space on my hard drive, and are quite a bit cheaper than traditional stamps. And if you use them to their full potential, there are so many techniques you can use them with! Today, I want to share a super simple technique. It doesn’t require a specific printer, no program. All you have to do is print the image and you’re good to go! I want to share how to add dimension to certain aspects of your digital stamps for interest on super simple cards! Watch the video tutorial below for all the details!


The Video Tutorial

The video above contains products that were sent to me for free for design purposes. I also designed the stamp set being used. I only design for companies I can stand behind 100%! This post also contains affiliate links.


Making The Handmade Card

After printing the new “Potted Succulent” Digital Stamp Sheet, designed by ME, I just roughly cut out the image I wanted to use on my card today. Any of the images that are in this set will work for this technique, I chose to use the concrete planter succulent in the bottom left hand corner.

Then comes the fun part! I cut the stamp in half. Right where the succulent plant meets the planter. For the stamp I used it was easy because it was a straight line. If you choose to use a different one, just cut along the line where the plant meets the planter.

To color each section of the image, I used Distress inks and a mini ink blending tool. I love to color this way because it is so quick and easy! Plus, it requires no special ink. The ink just needs to be dry! Then, I fussy cut the image up to the black lines. To give the pieces a finished look, I ran a black marker along the cut lines.

Next, it was time to put the image back together. However, I wanted to add dimension to the planter. This adds that dimensional layer to your card which adds more interest and a more realistic look! So I glued down the plant portion of the stamp with liquid adhesive directly onto the cardstock panel. Then, with dimensional adhesive, I added the planter.

Just adding dimension to that one layer will add so much interest to this simple card and the very simple image I used!

The rest of this card is really very simple. I added a bit of stenciling to the card base and I also added a very simple sentiment from the “Whale Hello There” stamp set for the finishing touch!

For more ideas using the “Whale Hello There” stamp set head HERE and HERE.


I hoep you all enjoyed a look at how you can add dimension to your digital stamps for more interest on your handmade cards! Digital stamps are so versatile and I can’t wait to share even more techniques to use with them!

To check out Joy Clair Stamps entire line of digital stamps that are available, head HERE. And if you are interested in any of the supplies I used on my card today, you can find them all down below in the supply list. Until next time, happy crafting!!


Supply List

Affiliate links are used
Potted Succulents Digital Stamp Set
Potted Succulents Digital Stamp Set
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JCS
Whale Hello There Stamp Set
Whale Hello There Stamp Set
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JCS
Tsukineko - VersaFine Clair - Ink Pad - Nocturne
Tsukineko – VersaFine Clair – Ink Pad – Nocturne
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SB.com | AMZ
MISTI Stamping Tool - The Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented
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My Sweet Petunia - Creative Corners
My Sweet Petunia – Creative Corners
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Makeup Brush Set of 10
Makeup Brush Set of 10
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AMZ
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
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SB.com | AMZ
Fiskars - 12 Inch Personal Paper Trimmer with Cut-Line
Fiskars – 12 Inch Personal Paper Trimmer with Cut-Line
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SB.com | AMZ
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
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AMZ
2 Rolls Double Sided Foam Tape
2 Rolls Double Sided Foam Tape
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AMZ
Distress Ink Mini - Crushed Olive
Distress Ink Mini – Crushed Olive
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SB.com | AMZ
Distress Ink Mini - Peeled Paint
Distress Ink Mini – Peeled Paint
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Distress Ink Mini - Pumice Stone
Distress Ink Mini – Pumice Stone
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Distress Ink Mini - Salty Ocean
Distress Ink Mini – Salty Ocean
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Distress Ink Mini - Fired Brick
Distress Ink Mini – Fired Brick
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Mini Ink Blending Tool – Round
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foams - Round
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Mini Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foams – Round
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SB.com | AMZ

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