Stamp Layering With One Ink Color + GIVEAWAY

Hello. Today’s video shares how to do stamp layering with one ink color. Stamp layering is when you stamp several images on top of each other to create a realistic look. Unfortunately, you usually need several colors/shades of ink to achieve this. Until now! In my video I share a way to use one color of ink along with a tool you most likely already own.


[All supplies are linked to multiple sources 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 a couple ways you can use stamp layering stamp sets with one color/shade of ink. One option is to stamp the first layer once. Then double stamp the second layer to get a slightly darker shade. And triple stamp the third layer for even darker. However, sometimes this isn’t very effective and the image just looks flat. I have had much more success with today’s trick and am hoping it works for you, too.

For this technique, you need one color dye ink pad. That’s it! You will also need one tool to use with it – a good white pigment ink. You could argue that that is another “color” of ink, but I really look at as a tool here. 🙂 And you can team it up with any color of ink.


For the flowers, I stamped the first layer images of the WPlus9 Freehand Florals using a color dye ink. (Colors are listed in the thumbnails below.) I then stamped the same images directly on top using white pigment ink… and the white pigment mutes the color underneath… leaving a beautiful velvet look. I then stamped the next layer with the color ink followed by another layer of white. Finally, I finished with the last stamp layer with color.

So basically, I’m stamping that solid image using white pigment ink between each layer image. This allows you to lighten each layer of color that you put down so the next layer of color will look even darker.


I finished off the cards by stamping the large sentiment from the Honey Bee Bless Your Heart Stamps using Black VersaFine and clear heat embossing it. (I have to say that this stamp set is by far my favorite of 2016 so far. I just love it!) Since I made several cards of the same design, I used my Mini Misti Stamping Tool to stamp all the greetings.


I added some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Marker to the flowers and die-cut the panel using a frame die from the Mama Elephant Dotted Details Dies. I also wanted to add splatter to my card but I have control issues. (Who’s with me!? lol) Instead, I used the Distressed Patterns Stamp Set by My Favorite Things and stamped the splatters using a silver metallic ombre ink pad from Hero Arts. This way I don’t have to panic on where the splatters land. Isn’t that shine fun?


This technique will work with a variety of stamps. I chose to stamp a few of my cards using some new sets from Memory Box/Poppy Stamps. I also switched up the finishing touches in a few examples and used Nuvo drops as an accent. They come in a variety of colors and create drops similar to enamel dots. I like white the best! This card features the Memory Box Flourish Blooms Stamps


And this one uses the Memory Box Ornamental Butterflies Stamps


And here is the card I did weeks ago that I used as an inspiration for today’s cards. Sometimes when I am stumped on a design, I “lift” something I made in the past. It works!


A white pigment ink pad is such a great tool to have in your crafty stash. There are so many techniques you can do with it, like this one. I hope you give it a try!


How would you like to win the fabulous Honey Bee Bless Your Heart Stamp Set? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 6/29/16 telling me your favorite color of ink. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)


Interested in 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. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.

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695 thoughts on “Stamp Layering With One Ink Color + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Thanks Jennifer for a great tutorial using a layering stamp set and white pigment ink! I can not wait yo give it a try! I do not have a favorite ink color, but I am currently head over heals for mint green shades contrasted with a vintage pinky rose.

  2. Great video, love this technique on using the white ink to layer over other inks. My favorite inks I would have to say is pinks/purples.

  3. I have to say that I prefer black ink of course for sentiments. I don’t really have a favorite ink color for stamping as I use many depending on the type of card and/or the person to whom I’m sending it! These cards are gorgeous and I must try this technique. Can you achieve the same result using one stamp instead of layering stamps?

  4. Another awesome tutorial, Jennifer!!! I have about 8 dye ink pads, so that makes about one every basic color and a few more. This gives so many more possibilities with the supplies that I have. I truly love when you share these types of tips!! You are such a wonderful person!!

  5. THANK YOU, THANK YOU I am just so happy to watch this video i am a person who doesn’t have all the shades of ink this will be great! I do like the pink and purple. Thank you again really like this technique!

  6. love, love,love this technique! can’t wait to try it. my favorite color inks would be any darker shades of purple.
    Also love the bless your heart stamps!

  7. Wow!!! New to your blog. This is wonderful!!! Im sure to learn alot. Thank you also My favorite color ink is ripe persimmon.

  8. Picking a favorite color…tough. I love so many different colors. I think it’s impossible to pick just one, sorry. I just can’t do it.

  9. I love the layering stamps. They make surcharge beautiful cards. Would love to win this stamp. Again. Thank you for all the beautiful cards & ideas!

  10. I love the layering stamps. They make such beautiful cards. Would love to win this stamp. Again. Thank you for all the beautiful cards & ideas!

  11. Great tutorial, a technique I’ll have to try! I love distress inks, dusty concord being my favorite.

  12. Pretty cards. I really love mint/aqua inks, but my favorite “color” to stamp with is white pigment ink! Thanks for the chance!

  13. Favorite color….singular? My first favorite color was probably Tempting Turquoise or Cameo Coral…but I love so many colors. I know. My favorite is any other color than Crushed Curry–hate that color with a passion.

  14. My favorite color is bright blue; but I am liking Hero Arts Pale Tomato Mid tone Shadow Ink. Beautiful cards; I love your cards.

  15. What a great way to stretch your ink supplies. My favourite colour is pink in all its shades but I admit that I use more black and colours to antique (ie. browns) than anything. Really enjoy your blog.

  16. Gorgeous cards Jennifer! I love shades of Pinks! I love doing floral cards so Pinks & Reds are my favorites 🙂 Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  17. Favorite color of ink? You wouldn’t ask me to choose a favorite grandchild, would you? ha! Okay, not even remotely close to the same, right? My favorite color is any sea glass color but right now, I use the grey Staz On most of all. Funny how my favorite seems to change on a whim.

  18. Jennifer what a great technique video, what a difference using the white makes. Regarding the giveaway, I love Pink and the Hero arts Pale Tomato is really pretty and changeable it is now my number 1 color. Thanks again for a great video, a wonderful give away….I simply adore the stamp by Honey Bee and for the great tip on the Misty transparency. I can see that will certainly come in handy for us OCD girls!!! Blessings Jennifer

  19. I love blue but I seem to use black ink the most. It’s good for sentiments.
    the outline stamping color depends on the project.
    Have to try this flower idea.
    thanks for sharing.

  20. For ink it is black…because I use it all the time. Really though I LOVE blue!! I should use it more in my stamping for sure!

  21. Thanks so much for sharing this technique. I love the look of layered stamping!! My favorite in color is blue.

  22. Love your cards. Great idea when you don’t have the right stamp pad colors. I would love the honey bee blessed set. Thanks.

  23. I love your videos! Always so informative. My favorite color is the Hero Tomato mid tone. Many possibilities.

  24. Love the same card done similar but different …..Good for gift sets that can be done in a timely manner………

  25. Thank you so much for the video. I am just beginning to make cards and will definitely use this technique. I love the purple. I think the White Pigment Ink is awesome, I will have to get some.

  26. My favorite color is an olive green. I LOVE this technique…what a great idea. I’ll have to try it out!

  27. So hard to pick a favorite! I have always love “jewel tones” but I guess if I had to pick ONE, I’d go with teal/aqua. thanks for the great technique!

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