Video: Colored Stamping on Kraft… and Welcome to Altenew Blog Hop

Hello! Today I have a video sharing how to add color to stamping on kraft paper. I am also part of a blog hop honoring the new stamp company – Altenew… with prizes!

[All supplies are linked in the thumbnails below.]

For years I have love the look of color on kraft cardstock. (Check out my links below.) There is just something fun about that pop of color against the neutral background. I think the key to great color on kraft is using white pigment ink as base. (My favorite is Unicorn White from Hero Arts.) After completely heat setting it, I colored over it with bright colored Copic Markers. (You could use other markers if you wanted. I didn’t have a problem with the ink getting on my marker tip.)

I used some stunning stamps from a new stamp company – Altenew – including the Hannah Elements and Lace Up. (The “thanks” is from an old Hero Arts set.) With the help of some masking paper, I created a cluster of images at the top of my card. And – of course – I covered it with some Wink of Stella shimmer.

So quick. So easy! The new Altenew stamps will be available April 7. Interested in some other ideas for adding color on kraft? They are old, but may inspire you to try something different:

  • Layering Ink – You can get fun effects by layering color stamped images on the same white images.
  • And Another – Same technique as the first. :)
  • Inktense – Inktense pencils work great on Kraft too!


Time to get hopping! Next be sure to head to the fabulous blog of the fabulous Jocelyn Olson. (If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to the Altenew blog.)


There are a few ways to win today!

  • One lucky winner will win the Altenew Hanna Elements stamp set I used above. Just leave a comment here by 8:59amEST on 4/7/14 for your chance.
  • Altenew is also giving away five stamp sets of choice to three lucky winners. The winners will be chosen from comments left at the Altenew blog. Also be sure to “like” Altenew on Facebook and follow them on Pinterest.


Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson click on EH

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  1. Beautiful stamp set!! Hope I’m still on time for the giveaway! :)

  2. Janie T

    Love this card. The stamp set is really nice.

  3. Tina Holman

    Another fabulous technique, thank you. Thanks too for pointing me in the direction of more great stamp sets from a another new company. You are costing me a fortune! ;)

  4. Julie

    Looks like another great company! Your colors are amazing!!

  5. Helene C

    love the pop of colors! ready for spring!

  6. Julie Skelton

    The new stamps are great with this technique – thanks for sharing.

  7. Jo

    Great stamps, love the technique, thx

  8. gaby sanders

    The colors look awesome in kraft baground.

    By the way, the picture that you have in your list of supplies link for the White ink is not correct.

  9. Gail Hislop

    Great card. I also like Kraft paper and white. The colourful flowers are a bonus.

  10. gltinnola

    I’ve never used kraft paper before. Maybe if I win it’ll get me in the kraft crafting groove! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful card.

  11. Cheryl I

    Such a stunning card! Thanks for another beautiful tutorial and thanks for the chance to win!

  12. I, too, enjoy the combination of white ink and colored images on kraft cardstock. And I think the new stamp sets are great. Gotta check those out. You did a lovely job and I’m off to work on my kraft cardstock. Thanks!

  13. Marcella Spano

    Fabulous card! I love kraft paper.
    Baci dall’italia.

  14. Michelle Simone

    Love the bright colors against the kraft cardstock!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  15. Chrissie Harter

    Beautiful card. I love using kraft cardstock and the colors on this card are so vibrant! Every time I watch one of your videos it puts me in the mood to spend the day stamping.

  16. A great outcome on the technique, love the new stamps too!

  17. Sandy Blair

    One word- Pretty, Pretty, Pretty

  18. Lynsey S

    Perfect stamps for this technique. Thanks!

  19. jpinky77

    Great Card! Love the technique + colors.

  20. Those stamp sets look wonderful!

  21. june matson

    what lovely stamps. The card is beautiful, so vibrant and flat of course so no problem with postage…perfect.

  22. Sharon R.

    Love this card. I need to purchase the white pigment ink pad. Lovely stamps.

  23. Theresa F

    What a beautiful card! Love the new stamps

  24. Vivian Gassan

    Hey Jennifer,
    Your design is spectacular!!! So simple but such a bold statement!
    Love and Light,

  25. i absolutely love the card you made and those stamps are wonderful!!!

  26. Julie B

    I truly learn something new every time I watch one of your videos. Thank you so much. I will be trying this technique (as well as some new stamps) soon.

  27. Pam Brantley

    Beautiful stamps and I can’t wait to try this technique!

  28. Tina Kloepfer

    I like kraft paper with color motifs – Nice!

  29. Terri

    Beautiful card! I want to try this technique~!~ Thanks for the giveaway!!

  30. BEAUTIFUL card and stamping/coloring technique!!!

  31. Hello Jennifer
    I just loved this technique. when you used the white to stamp with then I knew the vibrant colors were to follow. It makes such a striking look with the Kraft card stock.
    I love all your tutorials. I feel I’m being made aware of things I never thought of.
    Thank you Jennifer for all your great lessons for all of us.


  32. Wow! good luck to the new stamp company! Glad to see NEW instead of NEWS of a closing company!

  33. Judy Shirley

    always a treat to watch your videos…

  34. TB

    Beautiful card.

  35. JLBOhio

    Very pretty card! I always love the white on kraft…especially with colors too!

  36. Wilma Fox

    What a stunning card, beautiful, once again thank you for sharing.

  37. Thanks for the chance to win. Can’t wait to see more from this company!

  38. Faride Manrique

    I love, love, love all the techniques you show on your videos! And this remind me of the artesanal pottery of my country (Mexico) Sending best regards and many hugs!

  39. alla

    LOVE this card! the stamps sets are beautiful!!!awesome!!!

  40. Paula Beeten

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the technique and the stamps. I would try this in a heart beat.

  41. Barbara

    I love the look of coloring on kraft paper. Love those stamp sets too – the flowers are beautiful and the sentiments are very versatile.

  42. Kathy Isble

    What a great technique!

  43. these are wonderful stamps I love the way they look on the kraft card stock. I didn’t realize that copics could be used over white – glad to know that!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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