Video: Lydia’s Crafty Corner – Ink Blackout Technique

by Lydia Evans

Hi there crafty friends. It's Lydia here. I'll be sharing two cards using an ink blackout technique with the beautiful Weekend Doodles Stamp Set.

DSC02312I started by inking a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of Solar White Cardstock with bright colors. For the first panel, I used Deep Iris, Ruby Red, Orange Cream, Warm Sunshine, Parrot, and Lagoon Inks and for the other panel, I used Teal Cave, Lagoon, Volcano Lake, and Mountain Mist Inks. Once the panels were completely dry, I stamped the large image from Weekend Doodles Stamp Set repeatedly over them using Embossing Ink and heat set it with Crystal Clear Embossing Powder.

DSC02314Over the rainbow panel, I blended over Jet Black Ink and over the aqua panel I inked over Galactic Stream Ink. The heat embossing resists the ink so the bright colors still shine through. You can leave them just as they are if you like the shiny heat embossing or you can remove it. To remove it, add a piece of copy paper over the panel and then use a hot iron over it. The embossing powder will melt again and stick onto the copy paper.

DSC02315I added these panels at an angle onto white card bases and finished simply with sentiments from Weekend Doodles Stamp Set.

To see how these cards came together, please check out the video below or over on our YouTube Channel:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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Warm Sunshine Crisp Dye Ink
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Volcano Lake Crisp Dye Ink
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Galactic Stream Crisp Dye Ink
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Patricia Wilson May 3, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Wow! That was so pretty and an interesting technique. I want to try it because I have all the supplies.

S Jameson May 3, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Very cool cards! I never knew you could transfer the powder off by using an iron. Thanks for teaching me something new today!

Dee-Dee Riggs May 3, 2019 - 11:01 AM

Very pretty cards. I’ve never tried anything like that before. May have to work on getting a few more supplies before I can try it but it looks like fun.

Jane B. May 3, 2019 - 1:09 PM

I was unaware of this technique. Your cards are beautiful…makes me want to try it! Thanks for sharing this idea.

Michelle Hackett May 3, 2019 - 1:26 PM

This is awesome. I’ve never seen it done this way. Thank you for sharing these beautiful cards.

Greta H May 3, 2019 - 2:13 PM

I’ll never forget seeing that technique at a craft show many years ago. I loved it then & love it now! Thanks for the inspiration!

Henriëtte May 3, 2019 - 4:10 PM

Great technique Lydia, I love this and will give a try. I think that I try a tone on tone one, that is so gorgeous. Thank you so much for showing and have a great weekend.

Maureen Reiss May 3, 2019 - 6:45 PM

These are Beautiful!!! I would keep the piece you ironed off onto!!

TracyM #6773 May 3, 2019 - 9:06 PM

THANK YOU for the video and INSPIRATION … I might have to dust the cobwebs off my iron for a creative workout this weekend :)

JanisSpear May 4, 2019 - 6:43 AM

So beautiful. This is a wonderful technique. Is it ok to use cheap printer paper for the ironing?
Thank you for sharing. <3

Helen May 7, 2019 - 8:42 PM

Fabulous technique, Lydia. These cards are so lovely–I’ll want to try this technique soon. tfs


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