Pen and Ink detailing

  I’ve been wanting to share this super fun easy idea I had recently. I was inspired by some tattoo art on Pinterest and wanted to try it with stamping. I start by trying different layouts until I find one I like, or use an outline stamp that I feel that works. This Altenew stamp felt perfect for this design!0386AB5E-9319-4BA2-A3EF-4D1D8966CF1592B53379-F06A-4244-B2B4-89BBEEA2E667

Then I tape down whatever shape I’ve decided to use. I use washi I tape and tape just the outside edge so it doesn’t get in the way of my pen work. On this design I used the same die I made a solid line on the inside and made a series of dots for the out side. I move the tape to the inside so I can make the dots for the outer line.

I use a Tee Ruler for the straight lines. This stamp was a layering stamp so I used the outline and the smallest detail stamp for a little added texture. I also added a few small dots on the outside edges of the diamond for a bit more detail and texture.

85536010-379A-4EE5-A4C9-8ECF6F0191ECI  use black card stock as I feel it goes best with this black on white graphic design.

4F104699-7680-4BC5-8B44-B60C04A16568If you would like more inspiration on this style got to my Instagram page also called, It’s a Card Knock Life, where I have a few more examples. There are many beautiful stamps that can be used for this style, go through your stash and try a few. This is super simple and you can easily make a bunch of cards in no time. Thank you so much for having a look and I hope I’ve provided some inspiration. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. F4B23BC4-834E-434C-BFEB-EE951A3AE5A3


14 thoughts on “Pen and Ink detailing

  1. Melinda, thank you so much for taking the time to do this. How’d you know I basically needed someone to draw me a picture? 😄 I appreciate you! Your cards are beautifully done ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much! It’s so wonderful to see that people are excited about something I’ve done!


  2. Melinda I love how creative you got with this graphic art style card. You have made some gorgeous cards!! Thank you so much for sharing and the inspiration ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  3. This card is soooooo gorgeous! I love graphic style accents on cards and you have nailed it with this one. I am so inspired I just might try something like this too. Thanks so much!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much for taking a look! I’m pretty happy to have found another use for my dies. I hope you’ll tag me if you post so I can see your creations.


Comments are closed.