How To Use Line Stamps If You Don't Color - Tip #2

Thank you for all of the positive feedback on my first post on how to use line stamps if you don't color!  It seems like a lot of you are in the same boat as me.  If you missed my first tip, click here.

Today I'm sharing my second tip on how to use line stamps if you don't color:  Use a blending tool and Distress Inks.


Looking at this photo, the poinsettia and leaves almost look like regular cardstock, however I've added ink with a blending tool.  This is very easy to do, especially on a large image like the Mondo Poinsettia.  You can add shading and dimension just by adding more ink to certain parts of the image.

1.  Stamp the image, then cover the entire image with a well blended coat of color.
2.  Go back around the edges and add more ink.
3.  Die cut the image and add even more ink to the edges.


This is the most simple way to add ink and a good choice if your image is all one color.  Tomorrow I will be back with the same technique but with a bit of a twist.  I hope you'll join me!

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10 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

This is so stunning, Mo! I love it!

Sue C. said...

Beautiful Card, Maureen! Thanks for the tips!

Heather North said...

Such pretty shading achieved by sponging first. I thought you had used cardstock and wondered my stamping on cardstock never gave me such pretty results as your card. It's all in the details. Thanks for another great tip and very pretty card, Maureen.

Teresa Doyle said...

Great tips Maureen, especially now, in time for mass producing Christmas cards when time is of the essence! TFS!

Happy Dance said...

On occasion, I actually remember to do this, but this is one gorgeous reminder! Love the subtle shading, and the sweet center of your poinsettia. Wonderful Christmas card. Bev

Nora N. said...

Oh wow!! I want to try this on a poinsettia but use gold embossing powder too. This is stunning!!

Greta said...

Great tip! I've actually been enjoying this kind of coloring!

Rose said...

Love this series!! I do like to color but I am not good at it. To see what you can do not coloring is fantastic!! It reminds me that I don't have to watercolor or color with markers or pencils to make a beautiful card. Thank you!

Robin said...

I love this series also. I always struggle to color some really complicated image!

Debbie L said...

I love distress inks and need to try this - I have just bought more pens (chameleon) and wish I had seen this first - would have saved me a fortune -lol

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