Rainbow Stamping + On-the-Edge Die Cutting

Hello. Today’s video shares how to do rainbow stamping along with on-the-edge die cutting. I combined these techniques to create a smooth, one layer card.

Rainbow Stamping and Edge Die Cutting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I’ll be honest – these techniques are really hard to describe in words, so I recommend checking out the video. I also show a few ways to get the look of rainbow stamping, depending on what tools you have.

The Reverse Confetti Butterfly Dreams stamp set was perfect for these technique. I stamped the butterflies in several bold inks from Ranger… using masking to create the rainbow.

Rainbow Stamping and Edge Die Cutting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

To allow the butterfly to hang off the top of the card but still remain one-layer, I did a simple partial die cutting trick with the coordinating die.

Rainbow Stamping and Edge Die Cutting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

So I must confess… I love the look of splatters on backgrounds but I have control issues. 🙂 Instead, I used the Lots of Dots stamp set from Simon Says Stamp to add tiny dots to my background. A lot of stamp sets include smaller images that would be perfect for this.

Rainbow Stamping and Edge Die Cutting Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Don’t worry if you don’t have the exact tools that I used. There are other ways to achieve the same look. Instead of using a MISTI (my favorite!), you could a stamp positioner or even tape two wood mounted stamps together to create a corner you can stamp into. You can also use other products to do the rainbow stamping too. Hero Arts has Ombre ink pads and Kaleidacolor offers multi color ink pads that would make this step a lot faster.

I hope you give these techniques a try. It works great with any stamps and coordinating dies!


Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), etc.

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138 thoughts on “Rainbow Stamping + On-the-Edge Die Cutting”

  1. Great technique! I had to buy the reverse confetti set after I watched your video, and the dies were sold out!! You have this amazing ability to inspire (and enable :P) people!

  2. Great to see you back! Hope you’re doing well. Thank you for this wonderful technique! Hugs!

  3. Great card and your technique with the cool rainbow colors and on-the-edge=die cutting. I will certainly give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  4. Glad to have you back, Jennifer! Even my sons were asking about you, and if you were feeling better yet. Another great card!

  5. What fun cards. And a great way to use the lots of dots stamp … gotta try that one. I always keep learning this craft through your great tips and advice. Sending hugs your way ……

  6. I have missed you!!~but, I am delighted that you are enjoying time away and know ow much you love the water….
    PS: Love the card idea too!!


  7. Awesome video Jennifer…so glad to hear from you again!! I have a Misti myself and it is the bomb, but I love how you showed the viewers that don’t own one how to get the same effect! It’s no fun to watch a video & feel like you can’t repeat the same process because you don’t have that one tool!!

  8. Hi Jennifer, This rainbow butterfly card is wonderful, thank you for this fantastically helpful video. I love the way you showed us different ways to achieve the same outcome. x

  9. I used the rainbow ink pad years ago. I sold them a long time ago on a garage sale–wish I still had them. I loved how you used them.

  10. Another great video! Don ‘t take this wrong but I love that your videos are not too long. When I see one that is 58 minutes sometimes I just skip it. Yours are packed with good info and tips and are just right.
    I liked that you showed how to have rainbow stamped images a lot of different ways. I have the bigger MISTI and I love it too. Do you by any chance know where or how. To get more of the magnets? I have lost one and it has been missing for a week. I put out an amber alert.. I may never find it. I “misplaced” a magnet a couple weeks ago. I finally found it stuck to my scissors, which gives me the idea that the one that is missing now could be anywhere….

  11. Hi, Jennifer! Wow. What great cards! Your cards and projects are just so beautiful! I am amazed and inspired to do more. You make me want to craft. =) Beautiful cards and ideas!

  12. Another wonderful video. Thanks for all the tips and techniques you showed us. Beautiful cards and great techniques. Love that you show alternate ways of doing these techniques for those of us that don’t have all the same tools.

  13. Very Nice technique Jennifer. This is a lovely & Unique card. Thank you for sharing . I love learning new tips & techniques.

  14. FABULOUS technique and tutorial – THANK YOU Jennifer!!!
    … I’m convinced that I need to get myself a MISTI and a t-ruler 🙂

  15. Great video. It is such a great help to have a visual instruction. I’m for sure going to use the partial die cutting technique. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Hi, I love all your videos and cards, they are always beautiful.. I am think about purchasing some of the Hero Arts
    Ombre Ink Pads. I was wondering which ones you would recommend . if you would only be able to get 5 of them and is there reinkers for them and how to apply it to the pads? Thank you.

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