Adding Ink Details + Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Hi there! Today I share a few simple ways to add ink details to stamped images. And you likely already have the tools you need! I am also participating in a blog hop, have an ink swatch download… and giveaways!

Ink Details Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[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.]

I think it is fun to add details to my stamped images. It just gives more detail and changes the look a bit. It is most effective with simple images, but today I decided to use the details to make several realistic looking flower even more realistic. It is fun!

If you look closely at the Altenew Pretty Pansies Stamp Set flowers on this card, there is quite a bit of detail… lots of lines leading out from the center of the petals, etc. I actually did this with matching ink and the straight edge of my bone folder. It works great! If you have a perfect matching marker, you could use that, too. I can’t believe how real these pansies look!

Ink Details Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I used the new Altenew Arabesque Medallion Stamp to gold heat emboss the background on the previous card… and white heat embossed it on this next card. Both of the sentiments are from the Altenew Sketchy Floral Stamp Set.

Ink Details Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also added detail to the center of my flowers. I added a bit of my Sakura Quickie Glue Roller Pen and gold heat embossed it. Yep – that glue pen works good for embossing!

I used a few of the new Altenew Inks on this card, along with a few older colors. (You can see the colors I used at the end of this post.) The yellow flower was done with the new Altenew Deep Pocketful of Sunshine Inks. Swoon! The perfect yellow!

Ink Details Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For this next card, I created a flower and leaves using the Altenew Totally Tropical Stamp Set. I added ink dot details using my ink pad and stylus! Easy and fast. Be sure to watch the video to see how much it adds to the already-beautiful flower. The “hello” sentiment is also from the Altenew Totally Tropical Stamp Set.

Ink Details Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

If you look closely, this background is also white heat embossed with the Altenew Arabesque Medallion Stamp. I also added a bit of Altenew Citrus Burst Ink over the area behind the flower. I really like that glow. The pretty pearls are from the Lucy’s Cards Candy Bright Pearls and the sentiment is from the Altenew Totally Tropical Stamp Set.

On all of my cards I added a bit of DIY gold paper. Creating this is simple: I just covered white cardstock with Versamark and gold heat embossed it. This way I know it matches the embossing on the card perfectly!

Ink Details Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


I have a free Ink Swatch Download for the Altenew Crisp Dye Inks just click HERE. To see my complete list of Ink Swatch Downloads and how I create and store them, head over HERE.

To see all the Altenew inks, head HERE.


This post is also a part of the Altenew July 2017 Stamp/Die/Ink Release Blog Hop. Soooo many great new products – you can find all the new products HERE.

The next stop on the hop is the home of the Altenew Scrapbook Blog. (You can also start at the beginning of the hop at the Altenew Blog.)


How would you like to win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 7/27/17 telling me your favorite ways to add fun details on your cards. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

Altenew is also giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Head to the Altenew Blog for details.


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 those from Altenew. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) 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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720 thoughts on “Adding Ink Details + Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY”

  1. One of the most fun ways to add detils is to add crystals or controlled splatters to paint. I only like to add shimmer to the cards.

  2. One of the fun ways to add details is only by using vellum or adding pencil shading. It gives depth to the die cuts and a fun look

  3. Hello Jennifer. My favorite way to ad something is stamping with versamark on the background. Bye

  4. GORGEOUS pansies and DELIGHTFUL cards!
    I like to add sequins, sparkle (glitter or W of S clear) rhinestones or butterflies to my cards.

  5. Jennifer, I struggle with color selection, is there a place that can help me with which colors work best together. Every time I make a card and select the color inks that I am using I am disappointed. I there any help or suggestions that you could give me in this area. Totally in love with your work.
    Thanks in Advance!!

  6. I love adding depth to my cards and embellishments! Thanks for all the tutorials and examples of stamp products out there!

  7. My favorite way to add detail is to add dimension or shine (Stickles, Nuvo drops, Wink of Stella, Twinkling H2os, colored pencil details, etc.

  8. I love adding a little sparkle to my cards – either my Wink of Stella or some shimmer mist. In love with the Pretty Pansies set!!!

  9. Beautiful cars – the flowers look so real! I don’t usually think of adding more details – I’m lazy!

  10. Using the crisp colors of the Altenew inks and my imagination takes me to the beach, with the Totally Tropical Stamp Set. Loving it!

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