Last week I talked about the cards I made and fell in love with coloring (see it here). I’ve gone all out with my coloring efforts on these Dragonfly Garden cards. I made several cards with the stamp set and dragonfly punch for an online Winter Creativate event with just the DSP and punch, not the sunflower stamp image. Today I stamped each sunflower image in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored away. I’m having so much fun coloring!!
This is my simple version for the beginner crafter (or anyone who needs a quick card!). I chose the Flirty Flamingo card base. I haven’t used this color much, but it will now get more use in my card making! I stamped the image and greeting directly on a piece of Basic White. I colored the image with my Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, and Flirty Flamingo pencils, and blended the color with my blender pen. I added a few Holiday Rhinestone basic jewels for sparkle, and my card was complete.
My second card is for the casual stamper. I used my Stitched Rectangle dies to cut the Basic White piece. Love, love, love them – if you don’t have the Stitched Rectangle dies, you need them! They add such an elegant detail to a card for so little effort! I punched out a large and small dragonfly from the Dandy Garden DSP (retiring, so be sure to get some before May 4). The large one is popped up with dimensionals, the small one is adhered directly to the card base. A few more Holiday Rhinestone basic jewels and another fun card.
This last card is for my avid stampers, although it’s really not difficult to do, just a few more steps. I added a Flirty Flamingo layer that was dry embossed with my Old Work Paper 3D folder (also retiring May 4, love this detail this folder adds). Then I repeated the Basic White layer, this time in a smaller size. I wrapped a piece of the Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon around the card and tied it in a bow. This time I stamped a different greeting on a smaller tag and sponged the edges with color before popping it up on the card. Another dragonfly, more Holiday Rhinestone basic jewels and my beautiful card was finished.
So what do you think about my new coloring efforts? I’m loving what I’ve achieved with using just the Stampin’ Up! watercolor pencils and a blender pen. I see more of these type of cards in my future! Have you tried the watercolor pencils yet?
Here’s what you need to make these cards:
Thanks for stopping by today. Hugs to all of you, and happy stamping!