Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Splitcoast Tutorial: Inkless Images

This week's tutorial over at Splitcoast is a twist on paper sculpture, using stamped images as a guide. The tutorial is called Inkless Images.

I used this image as the pattern for my card - I love this technique! What a fun way to look at your stamps in a new light. 

Couple - Large
 Here's my finished card - the stamped image is on the back side of the paper sculpture and acts as a guide for cutting.

 I stamped the image 4 times, and these are the pieces I cut to layer.

The image made it easy to know where to add details - I used a stylus along the lines, and also embossed a couple of the pieces to add texture.

For a more rounded edge, I used the cap of a Sakura pen.

Here's a closer look at the image - I added lines to the woman's hair with a smaller stylus. I love the texture the embossing folders added.

The grass borders are die cuts (Grass Border, Small Grass Border).

Here's the card again - I love this image, and I love this 'twist' on it.

Hope you'll give it a try!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow...this is so cool, Dina! It's the perfect image for this technique!

  2. What a cool technique. Love the texture you achieved.

  3. This is amazing. I watched the tutorial, but it is nice to see your take on the technique. Love it!

  4. Love, love your card. You did a wonderful job.

  5. Great technique. I have been considering this idea for some time. You have shown me it would really be cool. Thanks for sharing it. Love the end result.

    Hugs and Blessings

  6. Super cool idea - thank you.

  7. What a great idea. Good job!

  8. Wow, Beautiful textures and image Dina. You chose the perfect stamp to demonstrate this amazing technique. TFS mf.

  9. INSPIRATION...Thanks for sharing Dina!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  10. I'd never have thought of doing this in a million years! I love the textures you've added and the white on white. A great card for many circumstances.

  11. This is amazing! Looks like a lot of work,..thanks for sharing! Beautifully done.