Sunday, 28 February 2016

No Lines Colouring In

The idea for this card came from a feature I read in the Australian Simply Cards magazine. I dont often buy magazines, but my lovely hubby actually got me this one as a gift, and as soon as I saw the No Lines technique I had to try it.

Basically you stamp your image in as light ink as you possibly can, whilst still making out a faint line. Then you colour it, and allow the shading to suggest where the lines would usually be. It results in a much more realistic looking image. For the card above, I used the Rose Wonder stamp. For comparison purposes, here is one I coloured recently, using a traditional black ink outline: 

I used Blushing Bride ink, which I stamped off onto scrap paper once, then stamped onto my Thick Cardstock. This left a very light pink line which I could use as a colouring guide.

I then layered on two tones of blue Stampin' Write marker, taking care to pay attention to areas which would be in shade, and giving these deeper colour.

The leaves were completed in much the same manner, although I added some deeper green veins as you would see on an actual leaf, using the fine tip of the marker. I love how the rose came out and look forward to trying this technique with other stamps soon!

I finished the card with a paper from the Birthday Bouquet series, also featuring blue roses. And you might recognise the scalloped circle die cut from the card I made for last Sundays bloghop.

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Have a great weekend.
Love Em


  1. Stunning! I'm going to have to try this technique! xx

  2. What a great technique and the end result looks so lovely.

  3. Fabulous technique! So soft and pretty. Great card!

  4. I really like how the rose looks so soft.

  5. What a lovely card....just beautiful

  6. Fantastic idea Em! Stunning card.