I hope everyones week is going great so far – I have managed to tick off quite a few of the weeks ‘To Do’s’ already which is always a good feeling! On Monday I continued my Monday Makes series of Live Videos on my Facebook Page where I shared 2 different ways to colour the beautiful Heartfelt Blooms stamp set (you can watch the video below). This stamp set makes it so easy to create absolutely stunning cards with just one colour of ink, but I wanted to show a couple of other ways of using it.
The first colouring method was to add colour direct to the stamp using Stampin’ Daubers – this gave me bright, saturated colour on the different parts of the stamp. Why a dauber and not Stampin’ Write Markers? Speed – I don’t like to do more work than I need to so it was simply faster to apply the colour using a dauber than to colour it with markers – but you could of course use that method too! Another thing I like about using the daubers is that you get a softer edge between the colours – a blended change to another colour rather than a distinct edge.
To keep the focus on the stunning stamped image, I kept the rest of the card very simple with just the addition of some texture – the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder and some Linen Thread, as well as the same image stamped in the background.
The second method of colouring was using the Watercolour Pencils. I stamped the image using Smoky Slate ink and then coloured straight over the top with my pencils using the shading on the image to guide where I added my colour. I combined 2 colours of pencil on each area to give me shading and depth. If you want to add more definition you can also use a Blender Pen to blend your shading more.
Once again I kept the finished card simple with just some background stamping and a touch of Linen Thread.
Watch the video for full details – and then go give it a try yourself!
Stamps: Heartfelt Blooms
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Chocolate Chip, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, So Saffron, Watercolour Pencils
Other: Sponge Daubers, Linen Thread, Big Shot, Simple Stripes TIEF, Blender Pen
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