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. Hai Jennifer,
    Im a big time fan of ur artistic works. i have to tell u that ur hands are so magical when it gets to the cards.
    i have small suggestion, u can also use the “t” ruler that u show in ur videos as a stamp positioner as well.

  2. I was glad to see you use the Ranger Dye Inks because I invested in those at your previous recommendation. I love them because they are so vibrant. I was hoping that you would speak more about the new colors that came out a month or so ago. Thank you for the inspiring card & I’m so happy to see you back! Have a great Easter with your family!

  3. Hi Jennifer, I really loved this technique. You are so great at doing beautiful stamping and one layer cards. This is a must try for me. I struggle with not adding so much dimension to my cards. Thanks so much for the Inspiration.
    Hugs and Happiness,
    Briana C.

  4. Great technique! It will be fun to try. I haven’t done partial die cutting in a long time and haven’t tried the rainbow stamping. Thanks for showing this.

  5. Your email with this video came at just the right time. I have been having a rough day. Even the arrival of my mini misti didnt help. But once again you got me into my craft dungeon of happy. Love the technique. Also the reinforcement, it is not just me that had trouble positioning those magnets and still having the paper pop up.
    So glad you are back. Hope all is well.

  6. Great video. Love the over the edge die cutting technique. I will definitely be trying this. Thanks so much for taking the time to share.

  7. Lovely cards! I love the butterflies stamp! Thanks for a great video!
    I hope you are enjoying your vacation!

  8. Love this video! It’s nice to give something other than a boring rectangular card every now and again!

  9. Super video – I have always liked the ombre look and it is nice to see more than one way to do it! Love your cards with the off -the -edge die cutting !!

  10. Great card AND video. Thanks! Love the partial die cutting with the butterfly extending off the top of the card. Will definitely give that a try. (Looks fairly straight forward to do, yet sure to impress any card recipient!!)
    Had to giggle seeing those misti magnets fighting you… mine are always giving me trouble.

  11. I really love these! I had to break down and buy the stamp set. . .I am not usually a butterfly person but with the partial die cut technique I was sold!! Thanks, as always! Can’t wait to make some!

  12. What a beautiful card! Really liked the kaleidacolor ink pad. And I thought your splashes of color around the butterflies was gorgeous. 🙂

  13. Hi Jennifer, than you for sharing this technique. I used a stamp positioner but now I use my misti which I love, it makes stamping so much easier. I love the partial die cutting and the ombre effect stamping.

  14. I love the die cutting off the edge which is especially nice with the butterfly as it seems to be flying off the page. Thanks for posting the video. Your videos always provide lots of inspiration.

  15. Glad you are back. Lol about agonizing over where to put those dots/splatters i know you are not the only one

  16. Ok, I got it. I don’t have the misti tool (yet….), or the that T tool. So I’m going try the blocks. Thanks for the technique!

  17. I love your cards and it’s time to get out my Misti, butterfly stamps & dies, and my Kaleidacolors! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

  18. This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing both techniques, and for showing how to get the ombre effect with and without the MISTI. I definitely need a MISTI, but don’t have one yet, so will be using my inkadinkadoo tool for now. I’ve tried off the edge die-cutting before with mediocre results, and realize now my problem, after watching your video. (I had been putting the paper and the die sticking out completely from both the top and bottom layers, as opposed to just shifting the top layer down, if that makes sense… which resulted in an unwanted crease in my card) I’m going to try again now, and see if I can get it right this second attempt. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  19. Once again-you have caused me to think outside the box on using stamps & dies! Lovely cards and thank you for sharing your creativity 🙂

  20. Jennifer this is a wonderful technigue. I really love the colors and like working with dyes. I also wanted to add that I lost my stamp positioner for a while and taped my t-ruler to my table and that worked quite well.

  21. Gorgeous cards, Jennifer! I love the gradation of colors and how the large butterfly extends off the card…so pretty!

  22. Love the beautiful, vibrant colors. Thanks for the tips on partial die cutting. That is such a cool way to extend the use of dies.

  23. I have been wanting to get the misti tool but can’t afford it right now. Thanks for the great tips on how to stamp in the same spot more than once. This was a very good video.

  24. Great idea. I love the way your cards turned out–really nice. Love the butterfly kindness stamp and die set. Thanks for sharing.

  25. As always, thanks for a wonderful video with helpful techniques. I am glad to see that you are posting again. I have been worried and missing you.

  26. I have made my own stamp positioned from my kids Duplos and Legos at different times. They work great!

  27. Hello Jennifer, Thanks so much. I can’t wait to try both of these techniques. I know you showed how to do this without the MISTI but I think I must put it on my wish list. You have showed so many fun techniques using a MISTI that the exposure to it really makes me want one. 🙂

  28. Love the rainbow effect, as well as the partial die cutting technique. Great, colourful cards! And, so nice to have you back–missed you–and I hope you are doing well!

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