Rainbow Stamping with Pigment Inks – Make a Card Monday #273

Hi Everyone! Kristina here. Welcome to another
Make a Card Monday video. Today I’m going to be using the new Luminous Spring stamp
set from Paper Smooches. There’s a sentiment in the stamp set that says Rainbow and they’re
colorful and things like that. It made me think of creating a card with kind of a rainbow
stamping of these little heart balloons. I thought it would be really really fun. So
I’m using some Memento Luxe pigment ink today. I’m going to be kind of rocking and rolling
on the different colors of pigment ink. So I’m starting out with Love Letter and I’m
rocking that left side of the balloon and then I’m going to rock the right side of the
balloon. I’m kind of tapping it, because I sort of want the ink to mix and blend while
on the stamp. Then I’ll go ahead and stamp on this white card stock here. This card stock
is cut to 4″x5.25″ although I will end up trimming it to be slightly shorter in the
end. So, now I’m moving on to Morocco. I’m rocking Morocco on to the left side of the
balloon and then taking Dandelion and putting that on the other side. You’ll notice that
there is some color transfer on to the other ink pad, but I’m not too concerned about that
because it cleans up super easy. I’ll show you how to do that in just a minute here.
I want to finish stamping with this yellow pad before I start cleaning it up. I cleaned
off the stamp once more and I’m picking up that Dandelion ink and then picking up Pear
Tart over on the other side. I really want this sort of gradient of color of the balloons
go across in a line. So you’ll notice that I started with a red to orange, orange to
yellow, yellow to green and then this last one is going to be green to blue. So it’s
going to go from Pear Tart to Bahama Blue. Before I move on I’m just taking a paper towel
and dabbing up this ink pad. Kind of cleaning it off. It’s going to take away all that color
and you won’t even be able to tell that there is a little bit of color on the ink pad. The
cool think about using these pigment inks is that the color really stays on the surface
of the ink pad, so it’s even easier to clean up. So now I’m taking Pear Tart and I’m putting
it on to the left side of that balloon and then I’m rocking over onto Bahama Blue to
get that color mixing really well. I really love this technique. I really haven’t done
it too much, but I really love it. Especially if you have a good variety of ink pads, or
even if you have two or three, I think you could still do some fun kind of mixing of
colors here. Especially with solid stamps. I think if you had a really large circle stamp
where you could do a bunch polka dots across a background it would look really neat. So
now I’m going from Bahama Blue to Lilac Posies. On this one in particular, it really mixed
quite a bit onto the balloon. It created almost a new purple color. I thought it was really
really pretty. It kind of is a way to stretch your ink pad colors and get more play out
of them. So I know some of you might be hesitant to do this technique because it does get
a little bit of that other color on your ink pad and I was the same way for a long long
time. I was really hesitant to do anything like that. I didn’t want to cut my stamps
apart to use them, I didn’t want to ruin the ink pads like this, but over time and over
the years since I’ve been stamping, which has been about 10 years, I really learned
that any way that I can stretch the use of my supplies is fantastic. So if cutting your
stamps part is going to help you create more cards with it, go for it. You can always mount
them back together on the block. If using your ink pads like this is going to give you
more uses for your ink pads and you’re going to be trying out new techniques and doing
new fun things with them, go for it. I think you can utilize your supplies however you
like. Now, I’m going to take this white gel pen, this is the Uni-Ball Signo Broad White
Gel Pen. I’m using this one in particular over a gelly roll pen because this one is
very oblique. I’ll be able to write over the top of these balloons and get a really white
letter. I’m doing really really simple letters. I think just about anyone could do this. Just
slow down while you’re writing your letters and you’ll get the best results possible.
Especially with this white gel pen. So I did cut down a card base to be a standard A2 card
size, but like I mentioned before I did end up trimming down that stamped piece, so I
scored it at 5.5, but really the finished card is a slightly different size. So, I’m
using my T-Square Ruler and a 0.1 Copic Multiliner to draw in the strings on the balloons. I’m
just using that T-Square Ruler to make sure that those lines are exactly straight and
perpendicular to the bottom of the card. I just took my time and drew on those strings
and then I drew on the little loops, or the ties on to the top of the balloons, or rather
the bottom of the balloons. Then this card is almost done. I just trimmed it down to
be slightly shorter and I put some foam adhesive on the back. I wasn’t shy about that foam
adhesive, because I’m at the very end of my roll and I wanted to use it up. I’m adhering
this down to the black card stock. This is Licorice Twist card stock from Bazzill. I
really really love this black card stock. I think it’s my favorite black card stock.
The finished card size for this is 4.25″x5″. I hope you guys enjoyed today’s video for
some fun rainbow stamping. I will catch you guys on Wednesday for a brand new video. Thanks
so much for watching and I will catch you guys next time. Just a reminder that all of the supplies that
I used in today’s video, even the ink pad colors and the card stock and everything like
that. All of the supplies are listed down below in the video description or over at
my blog. You can get to my blog by clicking on that link in the top right corner right
now. On screen are three of my most recent card videos. I will see you guys on Wednesday for a new video.


  1. Stefania Lukito March 2, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Love all your videos 😀

  2. With Care, Laura March 2, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Oh so pretty! This is my favorite series on YouTube.  You always inspire! 

  3. Anna Sophie March 2, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    I Love this card!❤️💛💚💙

    Do you think I can use the cleaning method with any ink pads? Or do you think it will just work with the brand you used. I'm sorry if you said it but I'm not so good in understanding spoken English 🙈

  4. K Werner Design March 2, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Anna Sophie, I can't reply to your comment directly because of your Google+ privacy settings. To answer your question, you can generally clean off other inkpads in the same way. You can test it to find out.

  5. ThePaperCastle March 2, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    SO happy and fun!!  I think I've said this a million times when commenting on your videos, but I LOVE rainbow techniques.  And I have all these inks, so I'll have to try this.  TFS, Heather

  6. Barbara Chmura March 2, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Love the CAS card. I'm sure we have lots of balloon stamps in our stash, however, the new spring set by PS is great. 

  7. Ellen van der Have March 2, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Love the color combinations!!! Love this card too 😉 Thanks for sharing Kristina!

  8. Janet Nelson March 2, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Love this technique.  Thank you.

  9. Robyn G March 2, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Pretty!  I keep forgetting about that technique!  Thanks for reminding me!

  10. Avery MacKemble March 2, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    How would you write a message on the inside of the black card?

  11. Anna Murray March 2, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Every time you do a card it inspires me to do it. Thx so much

  12. Mercè Soto Codines March 2, 2015 at 11:00 pm


  13. Judy Bowlby March 2, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Love how you made new ink colors with your pads. Does this just work with Pigment inks?

  14. Kasey Davies March 2, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    I just wanted to say that i absolutely love this simple card it was so beautiful but yet so simple thank you for the idea 🙂

  15. KonaSitkaRose March 2, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    I just LOVE this Kristina! One stamp, several ink pads, two pens and look at the beauty! Thank you ♥

  16. Fancylooks March 2, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    Simple and effective, awesome.

  17. Deb Vincens March 2, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    I looooove your intro music. So up!

  18. Heather Ferguson March 3, 2015 at 12:24 am

    Such a pretty card!!! Thanks for the new tips and techniques

  19. Meli Isen March 3, 2015 at 2:15 am

    love this…so cute 🙂

  20. Pat Posk March 3, 2015 at 2:18 am

    Love this Kristina..love the way the colors rainbow with each other..cool..
    Love your nails too

  21. - Alex - March 3, 2015 at 2:20 am

    I ordered the white pen immediately when I saw this video! I've been looking for a good working white pen for a looong time.

  22. Teresa Doyle March 3, 2015 at 2:22 am

    THAT is so CUTE. Its simple but really packs a huge punch. I love that.

  23. BohistaNordica March 3, 2015 at 3:08 am

    I appreciate your encouragement to be wild and free with art supplies! LOL! Thumbs up! xojenny

  24. Jeanie Gregory March 3, 2015 at 3:36 am

    Love your technique! I have to try it. Thank you

  25. Brooke Von Ogden March 3, 2015 at 4:49 am

    This may sound really odd, but I thoroughly enjoy your voice. You are such a good and clear speaker and your voice calms me down, almost in a soothing manor. Thanks for sharing as always, your simple yet brilliant designs. 🙂

  26. Jan Scholl March 3, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Add some leaves to the bottom of the "stems" and you have balloon flowers!

  27. MsSuper Klutz March 3, 2015 at 11:58 am

    OMG Kristine. Your card is beautiful. OMG it was so much fun watching you stam the balloons your technique ia amazing. Love too your creative idea for writing on the balloons and your strings. You really did one super clever & creative outstanding job. Super fun video. YOU so ROCK!!

    JOAN Smith

  28. CREATINGMEMORIES4U March 3, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Nice card love that white gel pen!

  29. mommytomario March 4, 2015 at 4:14 am

    Hi Kristina, love the card.. What a great idea.. You are so talented. I also love you nail color do you mind me asking the name and brand? Thank you hugs Deborah

  30. arlene March 4, 2015 at 4:42 am

    Lovely card!!

  31. Mary Buxbaum March 4, 2015 at 4:58 am

     What a wonderful design — so simple, yet so striking.  I often struggle with the rock and roll technique when trying to apply different colors around the edges of a stamp, but this has to be much easier, yet very effective.  I'll be putting this into my repertoire of techniques immediately.

  32. Desh K March 4, 2015 at 6:27 am

    This is such a simple card but I absolutely adore it.

  33. ScrapinBuckeye March 4, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    I would love to see you do a video explaining the difference in the different types of inks out there, what they're good for, why use one over another, advantages/disadvantages, favorite brands of each type, etc.

  34. Carol Melancon March 5, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    Love the tutorial! And, thanks for listing your nail polish color. It is such a perfect color for the spring I'm wishing for!

  35. Shona Chambers March 6, 2015 at 3:06 am

    So simple and yet so striking!! I'm so going to try this out, thank you very much for sharing your techniques with us all!!

  36. Yanda 14 March 6, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    +K Werner Design How do you get all those supplies? I live here in Singapore and I do not think that they sell it in here

  37. Jose Cruz March 7, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    I just found you and I'm in love! 😭😍 Beautiful work, definitely subscribing! 😄

  38. Lisa Tilson March 8, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Adorable card, as always, what a great way to use the stamps. So simple but SO effective 🙂 xx

  39. Shawn Wenrich March 16, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Thx Kristina for another great technique. I may give this a try soon but I'm still a little hesitant to cut apart my stamps, lol!

  40. Rui Gonçalves September 16, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    I love your videos, mainly on you tips. Sometimes so obvious and i dont find them by my self. Wellat least at firs. Now im alwyas lookink for mor options on each materials. I wish i could do some videos too!!! I dont thing any. One would see them. Im not Rui, his my husband , im raquel papel 🙂 it means paper Racheal :)) tank you for your work and forgive my writing!!!!

  41. Sharon French July 16, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Thank you, I love the blended colore.

  42. Deborah Anne January 2, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Cute card! Why pigment ink over dye ink? Would dye ink work okay? Thank you

  43. Cakes At Door January 16, 2017 at 8:43 am

    can I use clearsnap color box paintbox to do this ?

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