This card only uses a bit of ink painting, but I managed to do it without any lines. Just nicely blended ink.
I like the effect you get with Spellbinders dies, but don't own any (yet). To get the effect - the uninked rim around my circle - I cut shapes with my silhouette out of acetate that are just a bit smaller than the circles/shapes I cut out from cardstock. When I layer the acetate outline over my cardstock, I can ink inside the circle and still have a crisp white outline. You don't get the embossing on the outer edge that the Spellbinders die would give you, unfortunately, but it still looks pretty good. :)
Stamps: Close to my Heart - Delight, Kaiser Craft - Birthday Sentiments
Punch: EK Success Lily Pad 2-in-1 edger punch