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

If you are just stopping by for the first time, I am working on a series on how to use line stamps if you don't color.  Line stamps are taking the stamping community by storm and let's face it, not everyone can color.  So I've been working on tips to help others like myself.  You can see Tip #1 here and part one of Tip #2 here.

Once again I'm adding Distress Ink to a stamped line image, however this time I'm using two inks and blending them to make three colors.

I think every stampers needs to have Distress Inks in their collection.  They are great for techniques, especially blending.  If you are on a budget I recommend getting the primary colors and then blending them to make other colors.

This technique is as easy as the one I shared yesterday.  The only difference is that you'll switch colors half way through.  Here's what I did.

1.  Stamp the image in black ink, then add Mustard Seed Distress Ink just to the center of the flower.
2.  Next come in with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and cover the whole outside of the petals blending between the colors to make orange.
3.  Die cut the flower and add more Picked Raspberry ink around the edges.

I hope you'll try to add color to your line stamped images using Distress Inks, either one color or several.  I'll be back next week with more ideas on how to use your line stamps!



Dixie Cochran said...

This series is so helpful. I color on occasion, but I'm not very good at it. Your card today is stunning. Perfect color choices and the design is clever. Thanks!

Nora Noll said...

Oh this is so cool!! I have a ton of distress inks and I need to give this a try!!

Greta said...

I haven't ever tried blending to get a 3rd color, but now I want to! One of my favorite cards!

Lee Mae said...

Just saw your card on Pinterest! I use Copics, but your idea to use Distress Inks this way is such an excellent idea. Really love how the two colors blend for the third color. Simple, cost effective and a gorgeous card!