Oh, how I love to color. When I think about it, I’ve been coloring for over 55 years. I remember my mom always made sure we had plenty of crayons, coloring books, watercolor paints (remember the kind in a flat tin with a hinged lid and plastic paint brush?), and other fun craft supplies. Who would have thought that crafting all my life would lead to me being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator with a successful business so many years later? I even worked in a craft store when I was in high school and on college breaks.
In the following video, I demonstrate a couple of fun coloring techniques, one with Watercolor Pencils, the other with Soft Pastels, and both using Blender Pens to color the images from the In The Country Stamp Set. I hope you’ll give both of these techniques a try. I have a feeling they’ll make you feel a bit like a real artist, just like they do for me. I should mention here, that the In The Country Stamp Set can be yours free with a $50 order now through February 28th, 2023.
Here’s what I did:
Cards made with 2 different coloring techniques:
I used Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens to color the images in the cards above.
I used Soft Pastels and Blender Pens to color the images in the cards above.
Cutting Dimensions for both sets of cards above:
- Card base = 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ on long side, fold in half.
- Basic White inside card = 5 1/4″ x 4″
- Embossed card stock layer on front = 5 1/4″ x 4″
- Card stock layer matching card base = 2 3/4″ x 4″
- Basic White for stamping & coloring = 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
Of course, you can still make very lovely cards with the In The Country Stamp Set even if you don’t want to color. Take a look at my cards below. In the first set of cards, I stamped with Black Momento Ink. In the second set of cards, I stamped with Gray Granite Ink.
As I said in my opening paragraph, the In The Country Stamp Set is an exclusive 2023 Sale-A-Bration choice with a $50 order. Click below to view the entire Sale-A-Bration Brochure as there are many other exclusive products you can get free when you SHOP, HOST, or JOIN my community of Merry Stampers.
Honestly, the Starter Kit during Sale-A-Bration is THE BEST VALUE for your money. I hope you’ll consider joining my team. I’d be happy to answer any questions you have. This year, for the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is offering you 3 options of Starter Kits, and the savings can’t be beat. Please note that my Merry Stampers is made up of both Happy Stampers who simply enjoy a discount on all their Stampin’ Up! purchases, Business Builders, and anything in between. There is no obligation to hosts parties or classes or even build a business. I welcome everyone. Please contact me if you have any questions.
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