What if I Don’t Want to Color? How to use Line Art Stamps

CatherineCP Designs, CPD Ink, Embossing, Ink Blending, Watercolor

Coloring is all the rage in the paper crafting world. But what if you just don't feel like coloring? What if you aren't an expert with markers? Never fear because there are plenty of ways to use your Line Art Stamps sans the coloring!

In this video, we'll look at 6 different ways

Bold florals look super sharp just stamped in black on white. By adding a pop of color with this border stamp, this card is not lacking in color by any means. The border adds enough and the black and white images become a graphic statement.

With a variety of embellishments and tools in your crafty tool box, you can implement some fun techniques with your line art stamps to make fantastic cards with no coloring.

How about just going black and white? Or with a little masking or careful color blending, you can add color to the background of your card. The details in the flowers on the Lucky Me Stamp Set from our Club Sursee subscription have enough interest to stand on their own.

Emboss resist is a perfect choice when coloring in is not on your agenda. By embossing the flowers here on watercolor paper, you can add color in a more abstract wash with ink and a water brush right over top. This gives the card a soft watercolored look and looks very artistic with little effort.

Masking your card base and adding lots of color makes a great canvas for a stamped and embossed line art image. The flowers here take on the colors behind them and add a spot of interest to the card front. Add a word die and you are done!

Using the same masking technique, you can add even more texture with your CP inks by spraying water over your inked and embossed card base. After letting your masked stripes dry well, you can stamp and emboss the images. Then spray water and allow it to sit and lift away some ink leaving this spotty and striking finished product.

You can go simple or go all out with these techniques but either way, coloring in is not required! Check out my YouTube video to see these techniques in live action!!

This card uses the One in a Million Mom stamp set and the same technique as the Pixie Dust and Melon Ice card in the video.

These cards were created on Facebook Live with ink blending. The left over Midnight Ink stamped images and the right with White Embossed images.

These two cards are right up my alley…ink blending and RAINBOW ink colors! I created these cards on a private live stream with StampNation Members.

PRODUCTS: a few of the products used in these projects are from our Club Sursee subscription: Just Thanks Die, Lucky Me Floral Stamp Set, and the Nice is Nice Stamp Set. Subscribers can log into their shop account, navigate to the Sursee Exclusives section and purchase these products.

Our Club Sursee subscription products ship out every month after the 15th, so you have until the evening of the 14th to subscribe. Click here to learn more.

Thank you for visiting, I hope you are inspired!

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