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. Lovely colourful and pretty cards with some great inspiration, thanks. It’s great to see you posting again 🙂

  2. Love the tips if you don’t have the MISTI or a stamp positioner; as I do not XD. But I will be investing in a MISTI sometime this year; so many crafters seem to love it and it’s such a simple design!
    Thanks for the ideas and inspiration!

  3. Hi There

    I really love this card. You are always so good at giving directions and pronouncing your words. I am deaf and wear an implant, thus the comment. It is often times so hard to understand people on different shows because of how fast they speak. Thank you for the chance to win a giveaway. Good to see you back. Hope you had a time of rest and / or peaceful days to enjoy life.

  4. As always I look forward to you videos. I learn something new. And get great inspirations to go and create. Thank you. Keep up the great work

  5. Thanks for a pretty card idea! Just whispered a little prayer for you and your family and hope all is well.

  6. Hello Jennifer: I’m a total fan of your blog and your videos, I’ve learned a lot of new techniques and been able to discover a lot of new tools and products like inks and stamps. It was you who introduced me to Altenew stamps and I’m totally hooked.
    I wanted to tell you that the tip you gave at the end of your video made me LOL!! I saw a video once with this lady who made a Stamp-a-majig with LEGOS from her kids, it was really very creative.
    Thank you, thank you for all your inspiration and help, you make all of us, better crafters.
    Big Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

  7. Love this idea! So colorful, and easy to recreate using dies and stamps I have. Thanks for always giving us practical ideas!!

  8. Love this technique , hanging things over the edge!Take good care of yourself and enjoy your vacation! ?

  9. Thanks for showing me how to do partial die cutting. Opens up all kinds of pisibikities! Also, I am glad that you mentioned stained clear stamps. Thought I was doing something wrong! Love the card and products you used!

  10. Awesome use of the Misti….and I love the partial die cutting. Wouldn’t Laura Bassen love this rainbow stamping??

  11. Love this card. I have a die-cutting machine, Misti, Kaleidacolor & ombre inks- I’m in business. Have sure missed seeing you on a regular basis. Thanks for all your help.

  12. Thanks so much for the video – so many great techniques and ideas! I have the dot stamp set and never thought to use it to create the splatter dots – definitely going to do that next time since I have the same control issue and love the look on other people’s cards but never my own.

  13. Thanks Jennifer! I hope that you enjoy your vacation!! I pray all is well with you! You are always missed in the crafting world when you’re not posting!! Take care!!

  14. Beautiful cards!! LOVE the rainbow effect and agree that the MISTI is an amazing tool to have! Thanks for sharing and hope all is well with you and your family!!

  15. Hey cheers Jen… Thanks so much for the butterfly card share and cheaper tips.. Thanks so much for always being there even on the days you are not… LoL.. its all good and everybody needs breaks and its no break to go and feel pressed you shoud be pleasing us all on your blog.. Take care… and sending Love your way….

  16. Hi Jennifer ~ Welcome back, we’ve all missed you!! I hope and pray all is well with you and your family (Mike did a great job filling in!!). Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful technique/card., I love it. The partial die cutting just gives this one layer card, just a little sumthin-sumthin!! Thanks for sharing! ~HUGS~

  17. Thanks so much for sharing this technique. I love one layer cards that have some added interest and this definitely qualifies. Thanks so much for sharing techniques that don’t always require buying additional tools.

  18. I enjoyed this video – thank you! I actually liked the look of the rainbow inkpad better than the first technique shown. I also like how you gave alternatives for those who can’t afford the expensive stamping tools. Hope you’re enjoying your vacation and that you’re getting lots of rest and relaxation! You are missed!

  19. The partial die cut is a fine idea. I’m new to die cutting. Hope you are getting a needed break and that things are well with your family.

  20. Love your beautiful cards, both the die cutting and stamping techniques are awesome. Thanks so much for the video!

  21. Oh my gosh, this card is so me! I used to have that multi colored ink pad but it all dried up. I loved that ink pad and I’d like to get another one. I didn’t know they even still made them. Thanks for letting me know that they do. I’m going to watch your video too. I’m sure even though I don’t have a die cutter I can do this too. Love it!

  22. Hi, I will not ever have in my limited income a budget for the Misti tool. So…made one using a clear DVD case. Cut to fit the bottom of the case with the $ Tree craft foam [10-20 pcs per pkg] one piece and use wash tape to secure the card in place, then use as the Misti directions state. WORKS great for me. Just are limited to an A2 sized card.

  23. Jennifer I never tire of watching your informative tutorials & always learn something new! There are many others who teach techniques & I’ve watched & learned some things but I just love your style & your teaching manner best! And you’re always generous to others, not just in the give-aways. God bless you scrappin sister!

  24. Thanks for such a great idea! The cards are so pretty and vibrant! I was so excited to see your video! I hope you were taking a fun break and all is ok!! Missed you on my daily stamping “fix”! You bring, such great inspiration! ??

  25. Absolutely beautiful! This is such a pretty technique. I love the tutorial you created. It gives me lots of inspiration as I am such a fan of the ombre inks but couldnt afford them and you solved my problem! Thank you!

  26. Love this technique and the cards you created while using it. So many good ideas were shared in this video that I can’t wait to try..

  27. Love the technique and the cards are beautiful. It was nice getting a blog post from you. Hope all is good.

  28. Welcome back, Jennifer!!! Thanks for all you are sharing with us, you are so precious! Be blessed!

  29. Fun and beautiful card! Thanks for the idea about the controlling dots! I, too, am a control freak about where splatters land and I have that dot stamp set so now I’ll use it. Pray all is well! We miss you when you’re not around!!

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