Hello, friends! I am here today to show you the best way I have found to get multi-color, blended, stamped images. I also am part of a fun blog hop with fun new products!
There are many ways to create multi-color images, and I have tried them all! However, I find today’s method to give the best results. And it is easy. AND I have several examples!
This first card features the new-and-oh-so-adorable Essentials by Ellen Snailed It Stamp Set. To get the blended colors on the images, I inked the images with a Sponge Dauber… instead of bringing the Altenew Ink pads directly to the stamp. This way I can get the color where I want it. And I can control how heavy or light the inking is, which helps with blending.
After stamping, I die cut the images and added them to a note card with the “thanks so mush” sentiment stamped repeatedly in Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink. I also used Black Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, White Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, and a Clear Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Pen for accents. I love the bright, blended colors against the grey, black, and white. (This was inspired by the oh-so-talented Julie Ebersole!)
This technique requires you to stamp the same image several times on top of each other. It is helpful to use a stamping tool or positioner – I recommend the MISTI. However, you can carefully do the repeated stamping by looking through an acrylic block.
This snail and sentiment from the Essentials by Ellen Snailed It Stamps is just too cute for words! I plan to mass produce this one.
I also love the funny sentiment for the thistle image in the Essentials by Ellen Snailed It Stamp Set. I actually stamped this one with my sponge daubers and Zig Art and Graphic Twin Markers. Here you can see the blending from pink to green…
For quick accents, I added several White Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops.
My final card uses the gorgeous new Essentials by Ellen Thistle Stamp Set. I also added clear drops to the thistle for texture.
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 Esssentials by Ellen and Altenew Inks. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.)