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  • Linda Ellis

Start The Week Stamping!

Free weekly card making tutorials using Stampin' Up! products.

This week we are looking at two tone stamping, this technique allows you to add more texture and depth to your stamping. You ink up your stamp as normal with the paler colour then add accents with a darker colour using a sponge dauber to add the ink where you want it. In this case I have used it on the flower and the leaves

Card Tutorial, Stampin' Up! Whale Done stamp set and Whale punch

I love the way the Polished Pink and Merry Merlot blend together on the flower.


Have a few practices on scrap paper to get the effect you like, the effect on the leaves is very subtle.

Ink the flower with Polished Pink then use a sponge dauber to add Merry Merlot to the lower part of the flower, breath on the stamp to remoisten and stamp

Ink the leaves with Old Olive then use another sponge dauber to add Mossy Meadow to the lower half of the leaves, breathe on it them stamp

Once you have got the hang of it stamp them on Basic White card, roughly 12cm by 7cm then die cut them out.

When you have finished wash your sponge daubers with a mild detergent and leave them to dry.

Top Tip

You do not need a sponge dauber for every colour, for example I use the same one for all our shades of green, I just clean it in between uses.

Additional Materials


Basic White A6 card base

Basic White 13.4cm by 9cm plus extra for sentiment

Balmy Blue 13.8cm by 9.4cm

Velum scrap

Stamp Sets

True Beauty and Ocean Front


Polished Pink, Merry Merlot, Balmy Blue, Mossy Meadow and Old Olive

Dies and Punches

Organic Beauty dies and Stylish Shapes dies


Milky Dots, White

See below for links to my Stampin' Up! shop for all the materials.


The instructions to make the flower and leaves are above

Die cut the vellum frond.

On the Basic White piece stamp the water colour image twice so the lighter colour meets in the middle. Test the stamp on scrap paper so you can see the lighter part.

Glue the Vellum frond to the leaves and attach to the stamped Basic White piece.

Add the flower using dimensionals.

Stamp and die cut your sentiment.

Assemble the card the sentiment is also on dimensionals

I hope you try out this technique.

Crafty hugs, Linda xx

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