Today I’m sharing some ideas for coloring stampin’ blends handmade cards. I love using Stampin’ Blends on my hand stamped greeting card projects. They add such a nice shading effect with very little effort.
I recently held a coloring stampin’ blends handmade cards class for my local customers. It was a time for them to come and learn how to use the Stampin’ Blends markers. After some introductory information, we spent the entire time practicing our coloring using the Stampin’ Blends markers.
They received LOTS of stamped images that they could practice with, plus received materials to make two completed cards.
Here’s the first of the coloring stampin’ blends handmade cards:
- As you can see, the card is only simple stamping, then colored with Stampin’ Blends markers.
- I used the Rose Wonder stamp set (140697) for this card.
- Stampin’ Blends Marker colors: Calypso Coral Light and Dark; Old Olive Light and Dark.
Here’s the second card we made:
- This one uses the Birthday Blooms stamp set (Wood 140655, Clear 140658).
- Stampin’ Blends Marker Colors: Old Olive Light and Dark; Rich Razzleberry Light and Dark.
- Again, this card is made with simple stamped images filled with color using the Stampin’ Blends markers.
I call my next card sample “How to Fix a Stamping Mistake“
Here’s the story. I always remind you to do all your stamping before you do any coloring, cutting, etc. It would be a good idea for me to follow my own advice.
In my excitement to color with the Stampin’ Blends, I got to work coloring right after I stamped my flower image. However, I hadn’t yet added the stamped sentiment. Well, I finished my perfectly colored flower (which I was very proud of, by the way) and then realized I hadn’t stamped the sentiment.
Of course, when I stamped the sentiment, it went on crooked!! There was just NO WAY I could cover up the oops and have the card look nice. So, in order to save the coloring I was so proud of, I had to fussy cut the stamped image.
If that wasn’t enough extra work, I also had to figure out a way to use the image and have it look right. Here’s the result:
- Learn the lesson from my mistake and save yourself some time and extra effort…ALWAYS do your stamping before doing any coloring!!
- Card colors: Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum
- Stampin’ Blends Marker colors: Pink Pirouette Light and Dark, Old Olive Light and Dark.
I also had LOTS of other coloring samples to share in class. Here’s one of them, an idea I got from fellow demonstrator Brenda Cardinal.
- I love this card!! The technique used on it is Double Time Stamping.
- The flower on this card is colored by blending several different colors of Stampin’ Blend markers. (Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive)
- Not only can you use light and dark shades of the same color for blending, you can also combine different colors for fabulous results!!
- Stamp sets used: Remarkable You (Wood 139891, Clear 139894); Better Together (Wood 141733, Clear 141736).
Check out this blog post (Tips for coloring with Stampin’ Blends) for more information about coloring stampin’ blends handmade cards.