Tutorial Tutor Tuesday ~ Stipple Basics

I saw this card last week and fell in love with it.  Is it not a beautiful card.InspiredbyNaturestippledsun_by_Beate This card was created by Beate Johns and this is her tutorial to make this card.  Enjoy.

Stipple Basics

by Beate Johns

Create soft backgrounds with stipple brushes.


  • Stipple Brushes
  • Several shades of dye ink
  • Cardstock
  • Stamps


  1. Step 1

    Stamp your image on cardstock.

  2. Optional:
    Add depth/shading with markers.

  3. Step 2

    Hold the brush vertically, then tap stipple brush in the lightest colored ink several times.

  4. Step 3

    Now tap your stipple brush softly on cardstock. Tap several times.

    Repeat step 2 to load up more color.

  5. Step 4

    Continue to add color to your cardstock.

  6. Keep adding color until your entire piece of cardstock is covered.

  7. Step 5

    Take a slightly darker ink, load your stipple brush up again and start adding this color to the cardstock.

  8. Continue to add color until you like the way it looks.

    I use a different brush for every color hue (I have one for browns, greens, blues, yellows, reds and oranges).

  9. Step 6

    Stipple a third color ink to add more depth. With each of the darker colors, I leave a little area around the stamped images that I don’t stipple. It will give your images a glowing look.

    -When using the darkest color, I tap the inked up brush once on scrap paper.
    -To blend the colors better, you can always go back over the image with one of the lighter colors.

  10. Step 7

    Finish your card.


  1. Resist it
    Try stipple resist over an clear embossed image.