[Technique] DIY Border Stamp with Ombre Inking by Channin

Hello Waffle Flower Friends! It’s Channin here with a new technique video! This week I’m creating my own border stamp with several images from the super sweet Wish Stamp Set. I then combined my DIY border stamp with rock-n-roll inking to create an ombre background. For all the details please check out the video below.

[Technique] DIY Border Stamp with Ombre Inking by Channin

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First, I created a border stamp by arranging several small images from the Wish Stamp Set in a 1” strip on my craft mat and then picked up the images with my acrylic block. Next, I inked up my DIY border stamp in Happy Go Lucky Dye Ink and then partially inked up the top portion in Daydreaming using the rock-n-roll technique and then stamped it onto an A2 panel (4.25” x 5.5”) of 110lb white cardstock. I then repeated this process with several other Waffle Flower Inks (Safe Choice, My Pleasure, Oh Happy Day, & You Said What), always using just two shades of ink at a time but inking the stamps up with the lighter shade first then rock-n-rolling half of the stamp in the darker shade. I also flipped the stamp each time as well to vary the pattern a bit.


After I had stamped the whole background I then stamped, copic colored (colors listed in video) and then die cut with the matching dies the girl and dandelion from the Wish Set. I also stamped some dandelion seeds in You Said What and die cut those out as well. Next, I die cut a circle frame out of the stamped panel with the 2 larger dies from the Nesting Circles 2 Die set. I then taped the frame to the rest of frame and then mounted it and the remaining small circle of the stamped panel into my MISTI and then stamped a sentiment in VersaFine Onyx Black. Next, I adhered the panel with the taped frame onto an A2 top-folding card base with foam tape. I then adhered the circle with the sentiment into the opening with liquid glue and then adhered the girl with foam tape and the dandelion and dandelion seeds with liquid glue.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and video! Thanks for stopping by!




WFC162 Wish Combo Set - stamps & dies (images & sentiment) 

271162 Wish Stamp Set (images & sentiment) 

310196 Wish Matching Die (images) 

310207 Nesting Circles 2 Die (circle)

120002 Ink - Dye - You Said What (yellow) 

120004 Ink - Dye - Oh Happy Day (orange) 

120006 Ink - Dye - Daydreaming (blue) 

120008 Ink - Dye - Safe Choice (cool pink) 

120010 Ink - Dye - Happy Go Lucky (purple) 

120012 Ink - Dye - My Pleasure (red)