This card is a tad unusual, but I love the colors I used.  It is also colored with watercolor pencils and a blender pen.  I am beginning to understand the appeal of people who use the coloring books now to relax.  I would not want to make multiples of this card, but one or two would be quite fine.

The stamp set I used  today is Paisleys and Posies.  This is another one that I used when it first appeared in the Holiday catalog last fall.  I thought it was beautiful, and I still do, but then I have not touched it until today????? I am very happy that it carried over into this new catalog.


Paisleys & Posies, 142196


Even though this card is “different”, I still am very happy with the outcome.  It was basically just  random stamping and some coloring.  If five people did this similar layout with the stamp set, I believe you would have five totally different cards.

My color inspiration for this card came after I began coloring and I chose the two colors I thought would most “POP”.

I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp all of the items on our Shimmery White card stock.  I then colored with the Watercolor Pencils and went over it all with a Blender Pen.  Actually it only took a few minutes to complete.  I love the softness of the watercolor pencils and using a blender pen instead of an Aqua Painter is , at least for me, much easier to control.  I hope you will give it a try if you are new to using the watercolor pencils.

The sentiment is from the Confetti Celebrations stamp set.  I stamped it on a scrap of the Shimmer White card stock and punched it out using the Classic Label Punch.  To make the Old Olive matching layer, I just fussy cut around the original one.  It was pretty easy and I was thrilled with the result.

There are several stamp sets in the new catalog that are perfect for coloring.  I hope you will give this technique a chance.  Please let me know if I can help you at all.

Reminder of the EXTRA Host Rewards through the end of June !!  A great value for a large order or if you would like to host a workshop.  I would love to help you organize a day/night for a friends stamping event.


The supplies I used today are listed below.  You can click on any item and be taken directly to  my ONLINE store.