Smackdown Technique

by Lydia Fiedler

Create a sense of motion using simple, repetitive stamping.


  • Clear stamps (Gina K Stitched Leaves and Boho Flowers used here)

  • Acrylic blocks

  • Ink (Gina K Electro Pop and Versafine Clair used here)


  1. Step 1

    Using a clear stamp and acrylic block, ink the stamp in a color of your choosing.

  2. Step 2

    Stamp the image firmly onto card stock.

  3. Step 3

    Without reinking the stamp, move the stamp slightly and stamp again.

  4. Step 4

    Move stamp again, and without reinking, stamp another image.

  5. Step 5

    Continue until you run out of ink, or are pleased with the number of images.

  6. Step 6

    Finish your card.

  7. Create backgrounds by stamping the second generation images in a tight pattern around the initial image.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Smackdown Technique. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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I'm glad you've done a tutorial for this! Its a fun technique with so many possibilities!
muscrat  |  Tue Aug 27, 2019 at 10:13 PM
Thanks for sharing this technique! I think I did it a long, long, long time ago! LOL
Judy Holbrook  |  Wed Aug 28, 2019 at 7:58 AM
Julie Heyer  |  Wed Aug 28, 2019 at 10:28 AM
Thanks so much for sharing this technique. I can't wait to try it!
Rosemary Cuccia  |  Wed Aug 28, 2019 at 2:35 PM
Thanks for sharing this technique... will definitely give it a try.
Penny Klie  |  Wed Aug 28, 2019 at 6:21 PM
i see no "motion" just a teeny bit of shadowing..
Ms Match  |  Thu Aug 29, 2019 at 6:37 PM
I've never seen this particular technique but think it is lovely. I am going to try it on some Fall leaf stamps.
Hope Mitchell  |  Sat Aug 31, 2019 at 8:09 AM

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