Monday, May 11, 2015

Video: Direct to Stamp Technique

 In today’s video, I will show you the direct to stamp technique  (DTS), which is drawing or coloring with water-based markers directly on your stamped images before stamping. The bold frame in the Wild at Heart set with its delicate, negative details is perfect for this technique! A marker with a brush tip makes it easy to create a beautiful tapered blade of grass. Butterflies are from A Beautiful Life, also a frame set. TIP: Be sure to swipe quickly when you draw your blades, for smooth, curving arcs, as trying to go more slowly and carefully can result in a more wobbly, wonky blade. 

This frame looks so beautiful on single layer cards with the outline border.

Gina K. Designs A Beautiful Life, Wild at Heart stamp sets 
Gina K. Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White cardstock 4 ¼” x 11, scored at 5 ½”, and scrap 
Gina K. Sweet Corn, Black Onyx ink pads 
Spectrum Aqua Markers-Floral collection 
Scissors, Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L foam squares

Hope your week is off to a fabulous start!


  1. This is very pretty. Thank you.

  2. Love how simple this card is. Awesome!

  3. Great video showing another fabulous technique! Beautiful card.
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