Sunday, March 26, 2017

Try Something New - No Line Stamping

Normally Tuesdays are the day I have designated for trying something new and posting it to my blog. But this coming Tuesday I have another commitment on my blog, so I decided to do the Try Something New post today instead.

This is a technique I've wanted to try for quite some time now, but never was brave enough to attempt it. This week I decided it was time to give it a try. And truthfully - now that I've tried it, I've decided I need more practice. Lots and LOTS of practice... because this just isn't doing it for me. LOL!

But the point of trying new things is not to perfect them, but to try them. So I gave it a try.

No Line Coloring

I started by stamping the image very lightly with a light-colored ink (Memento Dessert Sand). In retrospect, I don't think that ink was light enough. I could still see the lines even after coloring. I colored the image with Copic markers and then added the detail to the "steam" using a Zig Spica Pen.

It was a fun technique to try and I'm pretty sure I'll be trying it again - only next time I think I'll use a flower image instead of a person. I think that will be easier.

This card will also be entered in the Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.

Thanks for stopping  by my blog today!

Image/Sentiment: CC Designs Clove with Coffee stamped with Memento Dessert Sand Ink and Colored with Copic and Zig Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and Kraft and Stampin' UP! Real Red Card Stock and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: SU Ribbon and a Heart-Shaped Brad from an unknown vendor


  1. Jeanette - this is adorable! I tried this a month or so ago and it was SO BAD lol! Yours came out super!!!

  2. I like it! You did a wonderful job, Jeanette!!

  3. This is such an adorable card, Jeanette!
    Thanks for sharing it in the Coffee Loving Card Makers Spring Blog Hop. Have a blessed week.
    Karen Letchworth

    P.S. For another fun challenge, I warmly invite you to play along with us at Word Art Wednesday. Always Anything Goes/Family Friendly and we offer fabulous prizes. Our current sponsor is ($25) to Simon Says Stamp. I hope you will join the fun!

  4. Great no line coloring, such a cute card.

  5. Oh my word...this is sooo cute!

  6. WOW- your technique is amazing and I've not seen that stamp before which is just darling. You must have a lot more patience than I do!!!

  7. Not sure what you don't like about this - but I think it's gorgeous! Love the no line w/c (I can't do it! I can barely color at all - lol).

  8. Such a cutie, love your background.

  9. What a sweetie Jeanette - a wonderful card, and don't be so hard on yourself, this looks pretty darn good to me!

  10. Wow! I think you are a natural at doing the no line stamping. I know I sure am not that good at it, but I just love how you did this. It is gorgeous.

  11. Oh my!!! Such adorable card!!! Love this cutie boy!!!

  12. Love it, great background paper and sweet image.