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.
You can find more resources like this on my Downloads & Resources page.
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!
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Belinda Kelly says
Beautiful card #stampitcontest
Luly Gonzalez says
Love this card Linda – lovely coloring!
Julie DeGuia says
Really pretty Linda! Love the rich colors.
Unique colors. Would never have thought of these. #stampitcontest
Juanita Goulet says
Avanell Randall says
Kelly Jones says
Gorgeous card, Linda. Thanks for showing that technique. #stampitcontest
Love the card, Linda. I love to color, so this card really appeals to me. #stampitcontest
Bridget K says
Randee S says
Beautiful card. Love your color combo and your coloring. TFS
Katherine Phillips says
Love your card, the colors a gorgeous. #stampitcontest
Danette herrera says
Standing card !! Love it!
Sheila J Bomar says
Linda your work is amazing I need to follow you on youtube, I watch you and tammy all the time
Susan Tipton says
You are very skillful at coloring with the Blends. I just couldn’t stop watching and the results are gorgeous. You make an image come to life. Beautifuk card. #Stampitcontest
Marilyn Otte says
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
Alice Houston says
Pretty colors! You shade beautifully! Gorgeous card! #stampitcontest
Sheila Lane says
Beautiful card #stampitcontest
So beautiful Linda! Woman after my own heart with coloring with blends! You are so talented and thank you for sharing <3
Mary J Taylor says
The blackberry bliss makes this so elegant! Thank you for sharing. #stampitcontest
Lin Hense says
I totally overlooked this stamp set in the catalog! Gorgeous card, love the colors.
Mary Beth says
Very nice card!
Sandra Tucker says
#stampitcontest. This is beautiful, Linda!
Love your color combinations! Blackberry Bliss is growing on me…very pretty, Linda!
Beth Mills says
Great coloring with blends video! Beautiful collection of colors! #stampitcontest
Kathy Schmitt says
AMAZING!!!!!! very pretty
Kasi Redfearn says
Beautiful! Love your shading along with the fun scalloped details. #stampitcontest
Very pretty. Love it.
Christina Miller says
Stunning card, Linda!! I want to have your Stampin’ Blends skills when I grow up! lol Thank you for sharing!!
Phyllis Sinclair says
The colors you chose are beautiful. #stampitcontest
Carol Smith says
Very unique and creative card. Tyfs
Kim McPeek says
I absolutely love the coloring! Spectacular card!
Nancy Hood says
Beautiful card Linda!! I don’t think I even noticed this stamp set. Thank you for sharing. #stampitcontest
Wilda Todd says
Juli Raphael Williamson says
Love those colors!
Geann Kollar says
#stampitcontest – so pretty
Debbie Culbertson says
Pretty card. #stampitcontest
Pj Ballew says
Your card is beautiful as normal. You raise the bar high! Thanks for sharing.
Kathy Beemer says
#stampitcontest Lovely card. Beautiful colors.
Rita Turkowski says
Beautiful card as always from the best of the best #stampitcontest
Pauline Vaughan says
Deborah Mitchem says
Beautiful color choices, would not have occurred to me! #stampitcontest
Mary Burnett says
Lovely card & coloring!
Denise Cain says
Fabulous card, so pretty. #stampitcontest
Michael Haugland says
I love your card designs, Linda. I follow your videos whenever I can. This is so rich and gorgeous using your chosen color palette!
Donna Sicafuse says
Love your ornament card—so pretty
Kathy Johnson says
You always share such amazing tips and techniques. Thank you. #stampitcontest
#stampitcontest A real work of art!
Sandy Berghuis says
This card is gorgeous! Always love your creations Linda!
Jean Marmo says
#stampitcontest What a gorgeous card! Love the colors!
Gabi Chennells says
Will have to try that technique! #stampitcontest
Melanie Morris says
Very elegant card!! Thanks for sharing! And for the marker chart!
Phyllis Gilmore says
#stampitcontest very pretty!!!
Terry Steinacker says
What Beautiful Card Linda!! #Stampitcontest
Rose T. says
ANITA FALCONE says
Beautiful card Linda Thanks
Cheri Furr says
#stampitcontest such an elegant card with beautiful colors! Also love the edging.
Christa Hogan says
judy West says
#stampitcontest Love Blackberry Bliss…this color made your card stand out from the rest!
Colette Stevens says
#stampitcontest Love your work
Marlys Heeringa says
Love the color combination! #stampitcontest