Saturday, April 23, 2022

Ink Cube Painted Rainbow Mug


Hello! Nice to have you back on my blog. Today's card was inspired by Kristina Werner's Ink Cube Painting Technique. I usually prefer buying full sized ink pads for more coverage when inking a stamp. But with this technique, I appreciated the versatility of the ink cubes that I think I will now invest on ink cubes and reinkers instead of the full-sized ink pads. 

The solid cup stamp is from Paper Smooches. I am using Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Fired Brink, Abandoned Coral, Wild Honey, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Shaded Lilac and Salty Ocean. I used a Misti Stamping Tool to repeatedly stamp the coffee cup to a white cardstock. Just like in Kristina's video, I did direct to stamp inking, making sure the inks overlap, creating a rainbow-colored mug.

I heat embossed a snowflake on the center of the mug. The snowflake stamp is from Avery Elle Stamp Holiday Circle Tags stamp set. I used white embossing powder. 

I fussy cut the image leaving a white border around it.

I die cut a kraft cardstock with a scalloped square die from Lawn Fawn Flippin' Awesome die. I die cut a gray cardstock using a stitched square die from Mama Elephant Framed Tags-Union Square die set. This die only cuts the three sides, leaving one side uncut for a peek-a-boo effect. But I am not using this feature of the die on this card. I just needed a square die cut that fits perfectly inside my scalloped square die cut. So, I did partially die cutting by not putting the top cutting plate on top of the side that creates the crease. After running this through the die cut machine, I rotated the metal die so the side that cuts will be on the uncut side. I matched the die to the stitched lines created on the paper by the metal die. I placed the top cutting plate on top of that uncut side. I used a low tack tape to make sure the die does not shift.

I created a mask to cover the areas between the stitched lines and the edge of the square die cuts. Using a Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil, I pounced Hero Arts Unicorn White pigment ink and Avery Elle Silver Fox pigment ink to the gray square die cut. I rotated the stencil to get more dots. And since the square die cut is not that large, I was able to use two corners of the stencil for each pigment ink. I used an ink dauber to apply the inks. 

I adhered the stitched squares to the kraft scalloped squares. I adhered the rainbow coffee cups on top. I adhered this to a gray Lawn Fawn Knit Picky 6x6 patterned paper cut at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". 

I created a wide strip using another gray patterned paper from the same LF patterned paper pad. I added stitching detail to the edges using a die from the LF Stitched Borders die set. I adhered this to the center of the panel. 

I die cut the sentiment on red cardstock using My Favorite Things Merry & Bright With All The Trimmings Dies. I adhered this to the wide patterned paper strip.

I die cut some hearts on holographic paper & tucked it underneath the coffee cups.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant & creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

I am sharing this creation at


  1. This is so much fun!
    Thanks for joining us at the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge!

  2. Quite beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge!

  3. What a fun technique! I love the colors you used on your mugs!

  4. This is super cute! Thanks for sharing with us at CCCC!!!

  5. Love that design! Very inspirational.
    Thanks for sharing your project at Polkadoodles.
    Good luck.
    Nunzia DT