Stamp Coloring with Markers

Learn how to use stampin’ write markers to color directly on your stamps. Stamp coloring is a super fun and easy way to add a variety of colors to any image! The cards feature the Quiet Meadow stamp set and the 2023-2025 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers from Stampin’ Up! However, keep in mind that you can use any supplies you have on hand to create these cards.

Stamp Coloring

First let’s talk about the stamp coloring technique. For this technique, you will need some stampin’ write markers. These particular markers are water-based so the ink from these markers are just like the ink from your stamp pad. Thus, the markers can be used to add color directly to the stamp. The markers have a brush tip and a ball-point pen tip. Use the brush tip to add different colors to the stamp image.

Be sure to use stampin’ write markers and not stampin’ blends. The stampin’ blends are alcohol-based markers so if you use them to color on the stamp, you will be permanently coloring the stamp. The stampin’ blends won’t wash off the stamp and will not work with this technique. Therefore, choosing the correct markers is important!

For these cards, I am using the 2023-2025 In Colors to add a variety of different colors to the large floral spray. Simply angle the brush side of the marker and color in different parts of the image. Once you have colored the entire image with different markers, stamp it on a piece of white cardstock. That’s it! Super simple!

Quiet Meadow

All the card ideas feature the large floral image from the Quiet Meadow stamp set. So, I basically am using the same focal point for each of the three cards. I simply changed out the shape which the image is stamped on. The three different die cut shapes were created with the Nested Essentials dies. However, you can use any shape and any supplies you have on hand with these card layouts.

For more stamping techniques, check out my latest post featuring watercoloring stamping HERE.

Tutorial & Supplies

Now you have a fun and simple way to use water-based markers in your card making. For a complete list of supplies and the step-by-step instructions for creating these cards, feel free to download the printable tutorial.

I hope you enjoyed this technique and the card ideas. Be sure to watch the video to see this technique in action. Have a fun and creative day! ~ Lynn

9 thoughts on “Stamp Coloring with Markers”

  1. Lynn,
    Enjoy your tutorials. Very detailed and informative. Can you also use the Stampin Write markers on polymer stamps?

    Thank you,


  2. As always, I love the way that you designed your cards. Thank you for sharing your cards with me, it helps to keep me busy. 🙂


  3. So very much appreciate these e-mails. And especially like the comment option to quickly let you know I enjoy receiving them. I almost ALWAYS am delighted and inspired with a new take on design. Thank you, Lynn

  4. I have always enjoyed using markers to color on stamps. Multiple colors that way. Your card samples are stunning, as always Lynn. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Me too! The markers are a great way to add a variety of different colors to a stamp image. Thanks so much Dorothy!

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