Welcome! I have felt very inspired by the rainbow creations in our Online Card Classes Rainbow Maker class, so I thought I would share a video showing 4 ways of multi-color inking.
There are mannnnny ways to do multi-inking, but today I share my top four favorites.
#1: MULTI-COLOR WITH MARKERS
The easiest way to stamp an image with multiple colors is with markers. I do find it best to double stamp images to make them more crisp, and that is very easy with a MISTI… but can be done with an acrylic block. For this examples, I used the Lil Inker Designs Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today Stamp and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. (I also recommend Tombow Markers or any other water-based marker.) Using a marker to ink portions of a stamp allows great control,
I added a bit of gold glitter DCWV Metallics Glitter And Foil Washi 6×6 Stack Paper and a notecard impressed with the Lil Inker Designs Quilted Stitched Basket Weave Die.
You can also use markers to ink a stamp for a blended look. Here, I used the same Lil Inker Designs Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today Stamps with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens… but allowed the colors to overlap. (Oh and check out the matching envelope I created with the Lil Inker Designs Quilted Stitched Basket Weave Die impressed on the flap!)
#2: INK PADS + MASKING
If you are looking for “perfect” results, I recommend using ink pads with masking. In my video I share a tip for masking with a MISTI – be sure to watch it. (It is tough to explain here!) This Lil Inker Designs You Will Never Regret Being Kind Stamp stamp is AMAZING. That sentiment is sooooooo my favorite!
I kept this card simple outside of the stamping.. . just adding a few Lucy’s Cards Clear Iridescent Jewels and a bit of glitter paper. I really like the look of each of the words being a different color. So clean and fresh.
#3: INK PAD BLENDING
You can also use ink pads to create a blended multi-color look. This is a common technique with stampers… and the results are so pretty. If you are sure to ink up only part of a stamp but overlap with the last color, the blending is easy.
I again used the Lil Inker Designs You Will Never Regret Being Kind Stamp. You can compare this card to the last card. One this one, there is blending across the whole image. The last card has specific colors for specific parts of the stamp. Just two different looks!
#4: COLORED HEAT EMBOSSING
Another way to get a mutli-colored image is with colored embossing powders. Although this would have looked great on white cardstock, like the other examples… I decided to use black cardstock. The look is very dramatic! And, because you can’t see through these embossing powders, I am able to use a colored carrdstock.
I chose to use the embossing powders for a blended look. However you can easily make each word a different color by applying different powders to different areas. For this card I used the Lil Inker Designers Lovely and Sweet Stamp.
I finished this card off with a bit of gold foil DCWV Metallics Glitter And Foil Washi 6×6 Stack Paper, Lucy’s Cards Rainbow Jewels, and a notecard impressed with the Lil Inker Designs Quilted Stitched Basket Weave Die. And, again, I used the die to decorate the envelope’s flap.
I hope these inspire you to grab a large image and ink it up!
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 Lil Inker. As always, this post was NOT asked for, paid, or sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), etc.