Cardmaking, Die Cutting, EBE by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen, Stamping

Bright and Colorful Cards with No Coloring

Hi Friends, Emily Mydlowski here today sharing a fun way to create bright and colorful cards without any coloring. Sometimes you need a card in a jiffy and this technique has time on your side. All you need is one graphic stamp, an assortment of inks, a great black ink for crisp impressions and cute and fun images. 

For the one graphic stamp, I selected the long striped stamp from the EBE Winterscapes Stamp Set. This image has such a fun shape and thought it would make for a great fringe or waves. Two other EBE Stamp Sets that have great long and fun patterns for this technique are Painted Stripes or Abstract Paint Strokes.

The trick to stamping the long striped image for a background is to stamp one way with one color and then turn the stamp upside down for the next stamped color, then repeat for each colorful impression. This way you can create a background with little white space in between like I did for the fringe or you can overlap the image slightly between colors for the waves. 

All of the images were inked with my favorite “Always a perfect, dark impression” VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder for extra dimension since there is no coloring on these images. You could also achieve a similar result by stamping the images with VersaMark Ink and heat embossing with a black embossing powder. For extra cuteness, the only color I added to the images were pink rosy cheeks using a R20 Copic Marker.

For the cute and fun images, I used two stamp sets from the latest Essentials by Ellen release: Hit That and Just Squidding

Hit That Pinata Birthday Party Details:

I used an assortment of Catherine Pooler Inks to create my stamped fringe background: Flirty Fuchsia, Grape Concord, Something Borrowed, All that Jazz, Aquatini, Tiara, Coral Cabana, Samba, Be Mine. I stamped, embossed, and die cut all of the images and created a white heat embossed sentiment strip to complete the card design.

Just Squidding You Kraken me Up Details:

For the waves, I used Something Borrowed, Mint to Be and It’s a Boy. I stamped, embossed and die cut all the images and attached the Squid’s puppets with Liquid Adhesive and created a black and white heat embossed sentiment. For extra pop and sparkle, I added three Hai Supply Silver Crystals. 

All in all, each card took about 15 minutes to create…the time sink in this project…cleaning the stamp in between the different ink colors 🙂 

I hope you enjoyed my cards today and it inspires you to use your stamps in fun new ways. Thanks for stopping by!


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  • Reply Barbara-Jean Kubik April 14, 2021 at 9:46 am


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