Today I’m using another of the stamp sets that I wasn’t 100% sure about getting it. As many of you know I am not a coloring type of person. I’ve put the blender pens on my want list many times only to move them to the next month’s list because I’m not very good with them. However, I love my watercolor pencils…those I can handle because they are forgiving when I make mistakes. See some of my earlier cards that I colored here & here!
So back to today’s stamp set – Feels Like Home. It’s another of the free Sale-a-Bration stamp sets you can get only through September 30 (uh BTW…that’s this Thursday!). It has been on my crafting table for a while now and I’ve had several card ideas, just never quite got to make them (because of my Christmas card frenzy). I’ve seen some beautifully hand-colored cards that almost look like masterpiece paintings. I knew I would never accomplish that, but I knew I could use my watercolor pencils to add a little color.
For this first card, I stamped the front door scene in the Tuxedo Black Memento ink and added a small punched Real Red heart for the front door. I also stamped the greeting with Real Red ink and adhered it with dimensionals. That is all the color I wanted to add to this to show that you could have a beautiful card without coloring any of the stamped image. I framed it with a piece of the Beauty of the Earth DSP Old Olive/Mossy Meadow green color wash. Then it was added to an Early Espresso cardbase (even though the image is stamped in black).
On the inside of the card, I added a frame of Old Olive, then a piece of Basic White. I adhered one of the stamped flower pots in which I colored the flowers only, to the inside.
On my second card, I stamped the front door with Early Espresso ink and I wanted to add more color. The door was first colored Real Red with the watercolor pencil. The Real Red wasn’t bright enough, so I colored over it with Cherry Cobbler. I colored the baskets and the leaves. I added one of my stamped flower pots but this time colored the pot, leaves, and flowers. They were adhered with dimensionals, as was the greeting. I also colored the bicycle seat in Cherry Cobbler, although I’m not sure you’d find one in real life, I loved the pop of color.
On the inside, I added a Real Red frame and a piece of Basic White on top with a matching colored flower pot in the corner.
Here are the supplies I used:
Don’t forget that Sale-a-Bration ends September 30. There are so many fun products you can earn for free with each $50 or $100 purchase.
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