Welcome to Stamp It Group Christmas Blog Hop. We are all using current Stampin’ Up! Products. I’m Linda Cullen from Massachusetts, USA and you are visiting my blog Crafty Stampin’. At the bottom of my post, you will find a list of all the participating blog hoppers so you can move along from blog to blog and see all the fantastic projects. Make sure to leave a comment on each blog with the hashtag #stampitcontest to be entered to win the Lots of Happiness Card Kit!
When I saw the ornament image from the Stampin’ Up! Great Joy stamp set I knew I just needed to color it. I love the Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive combination so I knew that is what I wanted my ornament to be colored.
I love heat embossing and then coloring images, but you can’t heat embossing then color when using Stampin’ Blends, you don’t get a great image when coloring with alcohol markers. So I decided to pull out my Stamparatus and create a way to get the same look. I started with “no-line stamping’ by stamping the ornament in Smoky Slate ink. I left the image in the Stamparatus without moving it to color it so I could stamp it again when I was done.
Below is a complete video on my coloring of the image. It has no voiceover instruction, only music.
After coloring, I made sure I covered the image with a good covering of the Embossing Buddy. This is one of the most important parts. I then re-stamped the image again with VersaMark Ink and added Gold Embossing Powder.
I then decided at the last minute to paint Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on just the ornament (not the bow or the leaves). It really makes the image POP!!
I mounted the image simply on Gold Foil Sheets & Blackberry Bliss cardstock. I did use the border die from the Bouncing Baby Framelits as an accent in both Old Olive & Gold Foil. The top panel of Blackberry Bliss is embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. I wanted the colored image to the main feature of this Christmas card.
When I color I like to use at least 3 shades for each color and I start with the lightest, move to darkest, then the middle color or colors. When the image is wet, it will blend better, but it will also bleed – so use caution. Sometimes I’ll move on to a new section to color if I think the area I’m working might bleed, but I also always have my Color Lifter available to “push” any color that bleeds back to where it came from – you’ll see me do this a few times.
Color Stampin Blends Used (lightest to darkest):
- Bow & Leaves
- Soft Sea Foam Light
- Old Olive Light
- Old Olive Dark
- Ornament – part 1
- Rich Razzleberry Light
- Blackberry Bliss Light
- Blackberry Bliss Dark
- Ornament – part 2
- Pineapple Punch Light
- Daffodil Delight Light
- Mango Melody Light
- Mango Melody Dark
Stampin’ Blends Sampler Sheet
Print this sheet on Whisper White Cardstock and color with your stampin Blends. I use this chart to pick my colors for blending.
This version is up-to-date through the 2018 Holiday Catalog.
I hope you liked my project. Please make sure you leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest to win the Lots of Happiness Card Kit, and visit each of the bloggers on this hop!
Last Months Winner
Here are other cards I shared with this same set, click on each picture to see the original post. (This will update over time.)
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