Stamp School: Inky Backgrounds & Silhouette Stamps!

Hi friends!Today we are going to play with inks and make some fun cards!


Don’t be shy, try these fun and inky techniques! Jut make sure to put a craft mat, piece of freezer paper or old plastic place-mat on your table to work on. It is a lot of fun! Watch the video to see how!

There are many supplies you can use to create similar works of art so don’t be shy, experiment with what you have! I am using supplies from Gina K Designs where they have free shipping on USA orders over $50 and reasonable international rates.



1. Apply ink to cardstock directly with an inkpad. Apply ink to a craft mat, spray with water and soak up the ink with the cardstock. Flick watered-down ink on the card. Repeat until you like the way it looks and let dry.

2. If desired stencil a design on top with ink.

3. Stamp silhouette images over background panels using black ink. Ink edges of panel in black and adhere to card base.

The cards I made were 4 1/4″x 5 1/2″ (A2) and the small panels were 2 1/2″x3 1/2″ (atc size) and the farm panel was 4″x5 1/4″

*Please note, Affiliate links are used to Gina K Designs and I receive a small commission on the sale without costing you a penny more. It helps keep my videos on YouTube free and I thank you for your support and til next time happy crafting!


9 thoughts on “Stamp School: Inky Backgrounds & Silhouette Stamps!

  1. Always enjoy your videos and all you teach thru them. I’m a card maker & scrap booker for many years and attempting watercoloring because of your encouragement!


  2. I love it. I have used that technique before and it’s so much fun. You never know what you are going to get and most of the time it is fantastic!


  3. Your tutorials are always so awesome! I just went to michaels, they have an 8 card pack that had foiled Thank you’s on the front for $1.50, and I loved them, check them out, they were in the $ section by the registers, I added some washi tape to them and they look awesome! Like you said it’s perfect to give away to family and friends! Anyways I am a huge fan of yours and I love your work! Thank you for this tutorial, You make crafting and creating so much fun!


  4. Really love the backgrounds you demonstrated. Can’t wait to give it a try. Your cards turned out awesome!


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