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Partial Stamping-Off

Partially Stamping Off

Hi All!

I’m not saying this to brag or anything, but I love how this card turned out. Most of you know how hard I am on myself about my cards – I don’t often love anything I make, so this is serious!

I stamped the trees from Totally Trees with Stampin’ Up! White ink, then stamped over with dye ink that has been partially stamped off. It may sound confusing, but it’s quite easy – check the video for details.

I used my stamp-a-ma-jig for this card because I wanted to line things up exactly right. But you know what? I eye-balled everything the first time I made this card, and it came out virtually the same. 🙂

By the way, if you haven’t already seen it, I did a white ink comparison awhile back. I also did a stamping off comparison with several dye and pigment ink brands, if you want more detail on that.




To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Totally Trees
Totally Trees
Handwritten Notes
Handwritten Notes
Stampin' Up! Aqua Painter
Aqua Painter
Stampin' Up! White Ink
Stampin’ Up! White Ink
Stampin' Up! Real Red Ink
Real Red Ink
Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi Ink
Wild Wasabi Ink
Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pie Ink
Stampin' Up! Crushed Curry Ink
Crushed Curry Ink
Stampin' Up! Rich Razzleberry Ink
Rich Razzleberry Ink
Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate Ink
SSS Dark Chocolate
Gansai Tambi White
Gansai Tambi White
Uniball White Gel Pen
White Gel Pen
Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Early Espresso Cardstock
Early Espresso Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on October 19th, 2016 at 5:42 am


    Very interesting technique and love the colour combination too. Interesting about that baby wipe situation – will be sure to keep that in mind! What did I say about always learning something new and interesting after watching your videos (smile)?!

  2. wrote on October 19th, 2016 at 7:59 am


    This is beautiful, Darlene!

  3. wrote on October 19th, 2016 at 1:22 pm


    Best feeling in the world when you walk around the house doing your happy dance showing off your card to anything that stands still long enough! Yay for you! Love the card!

    • wrote on October 20th, 2016 at 4:41 am


      Haha! So true!

    • wrote on October 20th, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      If only everyone else was as excited as me!! My husband said, “that’s nice”.

  4. wrote on October 19th, 2016 at 1:37 pm


    I love this card & the technique. Thanks for sharing!

  5. wrote on October 19th, 2016 at 1:45 pm


    Love this card. Thanks 🙂

  6. wrote on October 19th, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Laura Norris

    This is beautiful! I can see why you love it so much?

  7. wrote on October 19th, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Brenda L.

    You should be proud of this card Darlene, it is stunning!!! I so love all your trees in the fall colors. The extra colors you get with blending with the white and then the colors on the kraft are just beautiful. Nice fix with the baby wipe boo-boo too. Hugs, Brenda

  8. wrote on October 19th, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Carol Mac

    I don’t have this tree set, but I do have Lovely As A Tree from SU that I think might work! Nice save…done that myself a few times! ?

  9. wrote on October 19th, 2016 at 4:13 pm


    At first glance I thought you were doing a 3-D card with embossing paste.this is Amazing!! Thank you 🙂 <3

  10. wrote on October 19th, 2016 at 4:48 pm


    Love the rich colors you used, Darlene! I have daubed ink off part of a stamp with a rag before, to give a soft edge, but never thought of partially stamping off. Interesting effect! I was wondering (and couldn’t quite tell) if the water brush was spreading some of the white ink when you were blending the dye ink? It looked in the video kind of like it was, but the branches in the finished card don’t look smudged. Optical illusion in the video? Anyway, it is a great card, and I’m happy that you’re happy! 🙂 ~ Andrea

    • wrote on October 20th, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Andrea. Yes, it did mix with the white to form a lighter transition color. But, it didn’t mix enough to affect the stamped image, which worked out great!

  11. wrote on October 19th, 2016 at 6:03 pm


    It has all been said above. That has got to be one of my favourite cards. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Having said that, I am not sure that I could do it — but I am going to try. Thanks Darlene.

  12. wrote on October 19th, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Kylie Adams

    Just gorgeous!!

  13. wrote on October 19th, 2016 at 9:16 pm


    Absolutely love this card. 🙂

  14. wrote on October 19th, 2016 at 9:31 pm


    Beautiful card..all of your cards rock…you should be very proud of them and yourself…????

    • wrote on October 20th, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Thanks Cheryl! 🙂

  15. wrote on October 20th, 2016 at 9:57 am


    Loved this card and the techniques you used. I will have to try it asap. Thank you for all the beautiful cards you make and share.

  16. wrote on October 20th, 2016 at 10:01 pm


    Darlene, this card is terrific & it looks perfect! Ha ha, I know what you mean, my husband usually says something like that, too. Luckily one of my sons is much better at responding with interest & compliments when I’m excited about a card I made. ? We all love what you make!

  17. wrote on October 22nd, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Carol Lucas

    Love your card and this stamp set. I just got it recently, and finally had time to ink it up on Friday. Now I want to try your card, too!

  18. wrote on October 23rd, 2016 at 6:26 pm


    At first look of the picture, I almost passed it up. But knowing I learn something quite fantastic from you every time , I sat down and watched the video. So glad I did as it shows up better in the video: the beauty of the card and really interesting technique. (Looks 3-D!)

    So, yep…I ordered all the SU “stuff”! I’m ready to roll when supplies arrive!


  19. wrote on October 27th, 2016 at 3:16 pm


    I love this card — I love the colors on the krafty cardstock especially purple, it’s a perfect fall color!! I was thinking about investing in this tree stamp set, but I can cut out an outline from foam to go with a set of tree stamps I already own by Hero Arts. I’m really trying to make cut backs in my craft budget and I’m doing really well…so far!! I don’t know if at some point I will “fall off the wagon” but I’m trying!! LOL Thanks, Darlene!! =)

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