Thursday, 29 September 2016

Adding Ink Shading To Solid Image Stamps

Hi there everyone!

Today I'm sharing a sweet card that uses solid stamps but I will show how to get variation in the colouring.

I used the beautiful set from Mama Elephant 'Brushed Florals' for both my images and sentiment. I started by stamping the sentiment in a black ink so I could then stamp the flowers and leaves without stamping over it.

To get the different shades of colour on the solid stamps, I first stamped the image in a light colour for a base. I then inked up the same image using a darker shade of ink but then took off the ink on the edges of the image with a small sponge and then stamped this on top of the lighter image I already stamped. I love this look and I think it does help you get more out of solid image stamps you have.

Once I finished stamping I wanted the sentiment to 'pop' more so I cut around it using Lil Inkers 'Stitched Circle Mats'. I adhered the panel to my card base flat and added the sentiment circle with foam tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you like my card.

Hugs, Lydia x


  1. This is so gorgeous, really pretty and a lovely showcase of this technique. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  2. Really lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  3. A lovely card, the flowers are beautiful and I love how you popped the sentiment up. Thanks for sharing your stamping technique, too!

    love Mags B x

  4. Hello Lydia
    I just love the colours you have used and the stamps....must have a look at these in the shop!
    Love Marg


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