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Multi-Color Blended Stamping

Hello, friends! I am here today to show you the best way I have found to get multi-color, blended, stamped images. I also am part of a fun blog hop with fun new products!

Multi Color Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked both in the text and in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

There are many ways to create multi-color images, and I have tried them all! However, I find today’s method to give the best results. And it is easy. AND I have several examples!

This first card features the new-and-oh-so-adorable Essentials by Ellen Snailed It Stamp Set. To get the blended colors on the images, I inked the images with a Sponge Dauber… instead of bringing the Altenew Ink pads directly to the stamp. This way I can get the color where I want it. And I can control how heavy or light the inking is, which helps with blending.

Multi Color Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

After stamping, I die cut the images and added them to a note card with the “thanks so mush” sentiment stamped repeatedly in Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink. I also used Black Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, White Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, and a Clear Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Pen for accents. I love the bright, blended colors against the grey, black, and white. (This was inspired by the oh-so-talented Julie Ebersole!)

Multi Color Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This technique requires you to stamp the same image several times on top of each other. It is helpful to use a stamping tool or positioner – I recommend the MISTI. However, you can carefully do the repeated stamping by looking through an acrylic block.

This snail and sentiment from the Essentials by Ellen Snailed It Stamps is just too cute for words! I plan to mass produce this one.

Multi Color Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also added little eyes to my snail. I first made tiny white drops and let it dry… then added even tinier black drops.

Multi Color Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also love the funny sentiment for the thistle image in the Essentials by Ellen Snailed It Stamp Set. I actually stamped this one with my sponge daubers and Zig Art and Graphic Twin Markers. Here you can see the blending from pink to green…

Multi Color Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For quick accents, I added several White Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Multi Color Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This next card uses leaves from both the Essentials by Ellen Snailed It and Thistle Stamp Sets. Using the sponge daubers for inking allows you to get lots of color on one small image!

Multi Color Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My final card uses the gorgeous new Essentials by Ellen Thistle Stamp Set. I also added clear drops to the thistle for texture.

Multi Color Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

BLOG HOP

Today I am participating in a blog hop celebrating the newest Essentials by Ellen release. It’s a fun one! You can see the new products HERE.

I am the last stop on the hop, so be sure to start at the beginning at the Ellen Hutson Blog.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except Esssentials by Ellen and Altenew Inks. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.)