A couple of the Heartfelt Bloom card samples on page 5 of the Sale-A-Bration catalog are colored. That gave me the inspiration to try coloring the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set.
I have a confession to make…I have to loosen up and give myself permission to experiment. I’m a very Type A person and as a result I need to have a “purpose” for most things I do. That’s very evident when I’m in my stamping studio where I try to have a useful purpose for everything I make. And, that’s what makes the ideas I’m sharing today different.
I think of them as more of an experiment rather than a finished product. I tried coloring the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set six different ways and only liked two of the six well enough to make them into cards.
I wasn’t sure which color ink to use when stamping the image, so tried both Basic Gray and Smoky Slate. I got a better coloring result with the darker Basic Gray ink. The darker color allowed the details of the stamp to show through the coloring. The Smoky Slate ink was too light.
Here’s one of the “keepers”
Here’s the other keeper from my experiment coloring the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set.
The image on this card was colored with Stampin’ Blends, using the darker Basic Gray ink to stamp the image.
Here are my other attempts at coloring the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set:
Here’s what the “coloring” looked like on the Stampin’ Blends and Watercolor Pencil images before “blending”:
This is an example of an epic “fail”…the Heartfelt Blooms image doesn’t stamp well on watercolor paper!!
As you can see, I learned alot by giving myself “permission” to step away from being my typical Type A self and taking some time to “play”. Maybe you are alot like me. If so, make sure to take some time to experiment with some of the items in your craft room. You may be surprised and pleased at the results. And, at the very least, you will discover some new ways to use (and not to use) products.
I hope you have enjoyed the different examples I’ve shared of coloring the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set.