Two-Tone Inking and Faux Layering- A Video by Gina K.


Welcome Back!

Today, I have a new video for you! In this video, I will show you an inking technique using ink pads and cubes to create the look of layered stamps while using a single stamp. I will also show you how to create more depth with an extra ink color when using layered stamps. This easy technique will work with ink colors you already have in your collection and can be used on any solid and silhouette images.

In my first card, I use Jelly Bean Green and then add Fresh Asparagus to create lots of depth and dimension. This is an easy way to take a single stamp and create more interest in it just but bounce a second color on top,

In my second card, I use a two-piece layering flower and add a third color into the second stamped layer to add even more tones and shades which increase the depth but still keep the layering easy!

In my final example, I only use the second layer and the third layer of a three-step flower. (The third layer is the center of the flower.) But adding addition ink to the flower petals appears like two separate steps. And by omitting the solid background, the flowers look hand-painted and much more whimsical.

Check it out here:




The blue and pink flowers cards are as follows:

White Card Base- 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half

Black Onyx Layer- 3 5/8″ X 4 7/8″

White layer- 3 1/2″ X 4 3/4″


The green leaves card is as follows:

White Card Base- 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half

Black Onyx Layer- 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″

White layer- 3 3/4″ X 5″


Supplies List:

Stamp Set- Layered Daisies

Ink- Jelly Bean Green, Fresh Asparagus, Sea Glass, Traquil Teal, Dusty Rose, Passionate Pink, Plum Punch, Black Onyx

Card Stock- White, (Heavy and Layering) Black Onyx




Acrylic Blocks


I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration and Happy Stamping!


Gina K.


  1. Deb Bloor

    Thursday, May 9, 2019

    Love these cards!

  2. diane sims

    Thursday, May 9, 2019

    love this!! thanks for sharing

  3. Patty Bell

    Thursday, May 9, 2019

    Loved your new cards. Beautiful!😊

  4. Avra N Williams

    Thursday, May 9, 2019

    What a great looking technique! I love your blue daisies!

  5. kathy.duluth55

    Thursday, May 9, 2019

    Thank you, I love your ideas and the colors used.

  6. Bonnie Epps

    Thursday, May 9, 2019

    I have really missed your videos. I have just gotten back into stamping. Thank you for all of your great hints.

  7. Henriëtte

    Thursday, May 9, 2019

    Awesome cards Gina, I love especially the last one. That is such a stunning card with a special look. Thank you so much for this great video tutorial.

  8. Bonnie Warren

    Thursday, May 9, 2019

    Love the cards and the technique you used. Who designed the Layered Daises stamp set? I couldn’t find the information anywhere. Thank you.

    I really appreciate you sharing all your talents with us.

  9. Sonja O'Dell

    Thursday, May 9, 2019

    Thank you for artistic inspiration. Is there any chance that you will be producing the black onyx cardstock in the layering weight?

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Thursday, May 9, 2019

      Possibly down the line!

  10. loes van der meijden

    Thursday, May 9, 2019


  11. MaryJ

    Thursday, May 9, 2019

    This technique is so easy yet looks so sophisticated and polished. Thanks for sharing! Beautiful

  12. Beth0615

    Thursday, May 9, 2019

    Lovely Lovely lovely lovely. One for each card and one for you. Did one of each of those today’s. Great colors and amazing product…

    One question how long should a tidy towel last? I am noticing mine is getting thready in a few areas. Thanks for all you do.


  13. Gina Krupsky

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    It depends how rough you scrub. Wiping, it should last, if you scrub hard and you use a lot of runner stamps or highly detailed images, it will break down more quickly but it still works. They are meant to last but not forever if that makes sense.

  14. Diane

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    I really like this card…..where can I buy the ink?

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Friday, May 10, 2019
  15. Bet

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    Can not tell you how much I appreciate you always referencing the dimensions of cardstock you use. It is so very helpful and is one of the reasons I look for your video tutorials.

  16. Georgia Peach

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    I love your cards, they are just beautiful…tfs

  17. Alice

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    Love your cards.

  18. Mary Whitton

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    Where do the nice stencil brushes come from? I found a couple of the sets you used on S.Says and put them in my order box, ut when I returned, they were gone and I cannot find them again.
    Also, the stamp with a strip–where does that come from?
    I do not find some of these items listed in your supplies.
    I love your presentations–thanks for your great cards.

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Tuesday, May 14, 2019

      The Hugs die and sentiment strip are under the what’s new category. 🙂

  19. Wrenetta Hurst

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    What a great techique thank you so much for a new idea!

  20. Deb

    Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    Other than the base card, do the other layers, black and layering, come precut? I’m having a hard time with that. Also, the pieces look a lot smaller when I cut them. I’m pretty sure it’s me but wondering if they look larger on camera. I really am a newbie as you can probably tell. I love all your videos! Thanks

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Tuesday, June 4, 2019

      At this time we don’t have any precut however, that is something we are looking into for the future. 🙂

  21. Frances

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    You are unbelievably awesome, I just love and enjoy watching all your videos and how creative and talented you are. Looking forward to seeing more of your videos. Your products are just as awesome. Thank you Ms. GINA K

  22. Daria

    Saturday, June 22, 2019

    I love the technique you used, and your cards are beautiful. I am especially grateful for the idea of using the detail layer by itself. I love the sketchy look; that’s my favorite card.

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