Stop Making This Mistake with a Simple Inking Hack: Warm Hugs Card Tutorial

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hi friends!

Svitlana is here. Today, I will be sharing cards featuring the new Warm Hugs Stamp Set.

I made three clean and simple cards using the set.

COLOR TRANSITION

For my first card, I treated the biggest stamp from the set as a small background and applied a background technique to it.

I stamped it in the middle of a white panel using Teal Cave, Aqualicious, Sicilian Amber and Yellow Ochre Dye Inks, one transitioning into another. I used my mini MISTI for stamping to be able to stamp at the same spot several times.

I was applying ink onto a part of the stamp, blotting off the edge with a towel (to not have sharp edges from an ink pad) and then stamping. I did it for all four colors.

After that, I stamped the outline image for this design in black using a stamp from the Rose Blossom Stamp Set.

Next, I stamped a sentiment from the set using Obsidian Pigment Ink. Lastly, I foam mounted the panel onto a teal card base.

BLACK OUTLINES

You know when you die cut a stamped image using the matching dies you get this white border around? Well, I wanted to replicate this look only with a black outline.


I stamped the biggest stamp from the set onto a teal cardstock using Obsidian Pigment Ink three times. Then I stamped the floral stem details using Aqualicious Dye Ink.

After that, I fussy cut all three stamped leaving a black border around.

Then I adhered them onto a white card base and popped up a sentiment from the Birthday Builder Stamp Set white embossed on Jet Black strip.

NOTEBOOK PAGE

My last card is also quite simple, design-wise. This stamp set reminded me of images from a vintage botanical book, so I wanted to replicate it.

First, I stamped the biggest stamp from the set onto white cardstock using the Sand Dunes Dye Ink. When I was stamping, after applying the ink, I removed it with a paper towel from the top and bottom edges. This was to avoid sharp lines there.

Next, I blended the Rocky Shore Dye Ink around the image, extending this way the background. It was the reason why I was removing inks from the top and bottom parts – to achieve the “longer” continuing background.

Then I stamped the outline image from the Rose Blossom Stamp Set using the Mocha Dye Ink. And then I stamped the stem details using the Dew Drops Dye Ink.

Next, I trimmed the image along its left and right sides and sprinkled with water. After that, I die cut the Creative Edges: Notebook Die on the top and tore the bottom edge. Then, I tied a natural twine around the bottom part of this piece.

I made a panel out of a Moonrock Cardstock and adhered it onto a Parchment card base. Next, I popped up the panel onto the card. Lastly, I stamped a sentiment along the panel side using Mocha Dye Ink.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you were inspired to create with the NEW Warm Hugs Stamp Set!

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Birthday Builder Stamp Set
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Warm Hugs Stamp Set
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Rose Blossom Stamp Set
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Creative Edges: Notebook Die
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Teal Cave Crisp Dye Ink
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Aqualicious Crisp Dye Ink
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Dew Drops Crisp Dye Ink
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Mocha Crisp Dye Ink
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Rocky Shore Crisp Dye Ink
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Sand Dunes Crisp Dye Ink
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Sicilian Amber Crisp Dye Ink
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Yellow Ochre Crisp Dye Ink
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Obsidian Pigment Ink
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Classic Crest Solar White (25…
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Jet Black Cardstock (15 sheets/set)
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Parchment Cardstock (25 sheets/set)
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Moonrock Cardstock (25 sheets/set)
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Embossing Ink
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Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI – Mini
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9 comments

Jane B. February 21, 2020 - 10:07

Your last card leaves me with such a peaceful feeling…lovely!

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Annette Gordon February 21, 2020 - 10:20

I love the card with the sand dunnes ink. And using the die cut on the top with the twine. Very pretty.

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Maureen Reiss February 21, 2020 - 10:21

Really Beautiful cards!!

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Inkin' Chickie February 21, 2020 - 13:53

Wonderful ideas for simply stunning cards.

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Carol McCready February 21, 2020 - 20:05

I love your cards and how versatile the stamp set is.

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Henriëtte February 22, 2020 - 09:44

Gorgeous cards Svitlana, my favorite is the last one, the “Notebook page”, so elegant. Thank you so much for sharing and have a great day.

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lizbechtel69 February 23, 2020 - 08:09

Theses are all really nifty and I enjoyed your tutorial! My favorite is the last card and I can totally picture ? in my head the little notebook and other fun botanical pages!

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ksdejarn March 4, 2020 - 03:58

I just love that ‘botanical page’ look! THANK YOU so much for the inspiratin, Svitlana!

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April April 1, 2020 - 17:52

I loved the Warm Hugs stamp set, however, I am disappointed to discover I need to purchase the Rose Blossom Stamp Set to get the outline of the stamp. I think it should be included in the Warm Hugs Set.

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