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.
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.