Q-Tips technique. Fun way to add color into your background or on stamped trees for leaves.

Hello Friends,
Today is all about the Q-Tip® Pointillism Technique. This is the card and technique that I share on Splitcoaststamper this past Wednesday. I was the guest tutorial for the Q-Tips Technique well the fancy words would be Q-Tip Pointillism. 

You can find the step by step on Splitcoastampers by clicking here. Also below I have more detail and measurements for this card. 

Last fall I share this technique on my blog and You Tube. I used the Sheltering Trees last year. If you miss that one CLICK HERE to view. Note that the Sheltering Tree stamp set is retired. 

Step by steps 

  1. Onto whisper white cardstock stamp the trees using memento black ink

  2. Using Balmy Blue and Old Olive ink, sponge the background.

  3. Onto a clear block add a few ink drops. About 3 to 4 of Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and one drop of Old Olive.

  4. Tie 5 Q-Tips together. I use a rubber band to tie the Q-tips together. Tap the Q-tips onto the ink drops.

  5. Using the inked Q-Tips tap onto the trees. Keep repeating till all trees has colors dots for leaves.

  6. Optional add Wink of Stella onto the colors dots.

  7. Assemble card. Wrap the Cajun Craze linen thread crisscross around the stamped piece of cardstocl.  Using dimensional adhere the circle greeting. 

Q-Tips technique. Fun way to add color into your background or on stamped trees for leaves.


  • Crushed Curry 8½ x 5½ score at 4¼ card base. 1½ circle 
  • Cajun Craze 5¼ x 4, 1¾ circle 
  • Whisper White 5 x 3¾ and 5¼ x 4 inside 

Q-Tips technique. Fun way to add color into your background or on stamped trees for leaves.

The Wink of Stella is optional but it add so much to this technique. The picture above I try to capture the shimmer from the Wink of Stella but it is not showing good in a picture so you will need to take my word on this one 🙂 

How to Video 


Well my friends this wrap it up for this fun Q-Tips Technique.

Supplies to make to day card 

Here the list of supplies that I used for today cards. The list include all the Stampin’Up! product that I used. You can order direct on my online store by clicking on the product image.
Note that I do NOT have the Q-Tips. Q-Tips can be purchase at most box store, they are the one the we use for are ears and such.
To purchase the product below just click on the image. Thank YOU so much for your support. I appreciate you more then you know. 

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