98 posts categorized "Coloring"


Wed 28

Ocean Card
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!  

Today I have a card for you which features a couple of new ocean themed stamp sets.

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To create this card I stamped several different sea creatures onto watercolor paper.  I used Zig clean color real brush markers to color the stamped images. This would make a cute card for a childs birthday and they could color in the images themselves.  

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I stamped the sentiment onto a Licorice strip of cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder.  Using foam adhesive, I adhered the stamped strip to card front which I then glued to a Licorice card layer.   To finish the card, I glued the card front to a White card base.

I find it so relaxing to color and this is a fun card to stamp and color!

Have a great week!




Fri 16

Water You Doing?
by Melissa Rusk

Summer is in full swing here so it's time to escape to the beach! Since I can't make it to the actual beach I decided to create an ocean themed card.


The Seal of Approval stamp set is so cute. I decided to stamp the smaller seal for my card today and I added the beach ball on top of his nose. Then I used some masking paper and stamped another seal to protect the card while stamping the waves.


I then stamped the saying and finished it off with the little water drops in the same color as my waves. I colored my image with Copic Markers. I used C1, C3, C5, G12 and B01 for this cutie. I glued the stamped piece to a teal card and finished it off with a coordinating rick rack.

I hope you have a great weekend with a little time by the water!



Wed 17

Holy Mackerel Birthday Card
by Lindsay


Summer is so close, and all of those fun activities will be happening soon! I am excited! One of my family's favorite things to do is go fishing, so I couldn't resist playing around with the adorable Fish Tales stamp set. Using some watercolors, and a stamping tool, I was able to create a fun background for this colorful birthday card. 

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I started by taking all of the fish, and and laying them out over my panel. I then picked them up with the door of my stamp tool, and inked it up with black ink. I cleaned them really well, and did the same thing for the other portion of the panel. I then filled in the spaces with some of the fish. 

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For the coloring, I used Gansi Tambi Watercolors from Kuretake. These are really creamy, and pigmented! I did several layers to get a bit of depth. After the fish were dried, I added a light blue pigment around them. I then added a touch of white gel pen to a select number of fish. 

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For the sentiment, I white heat embossed on black card stock, and trimmed it down, adhering it to the panel with foam tape. I then adhered several black sequins. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy your week!



Fri 21

Veggie Card
by Donna

Happy Friday everyone!

For today's card I felt like coloring,so I broke out the veggie stamps and created a fun card.


To make this card I stamped the veggie images onto watercolor paper using black ink.  To create the oval in the center of the stamped paper I used two Oval die layers.  I wanted to spotlight the center oval so I only painted those images, and the outside frame images I painted with watered down gray paint.


To finish the card I glued the frame to a licorice cardstock layer and adhered that to a white card base.  Using foam tape I adhered the painted oval in the center of the frame.  The sentiments I stamped on licorice cardstock and embossed them with white embossing powder.  The orange dots are Nuvo dimentional paint.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!  






Wed 25

Friendship From the Heart
by Lindsay


I am so glad you are joining me today! I am truly a stamper at heart, and when Memory Box comes out with a new stamp set, I get excited! Combine stamps with dies, and it's a match made in heaven! The So Many Things To Love stamp set, and matching dies are just the perfect combination for a clean and simple design!


I started with a white panel of card stock, and die cut the large heart from its center. I placed it temporarily onto my white card base, and made a few marks, removed the panel, and stamped the coordinating heart/flower image. I colored the flowers and leaves with Copic markers, and added light blue shading to the inside of the heart.


For the panel, I took a light blue ink, and sponged it onto the edges. I stamped a sentiment, also from the set, and then adhered the panel to my card front with a generous amount of foam tape. I finished it with a few sequins!


I hope you enjoyed, and were inspired to create with your coordinating stamp and die sets! Which Memory Box sets are your favorite? I would love to know!



Wed 07

Peaceful Christmas
by Lindsay


Lindsay with you today, and I am sharing yet another Christmas card! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have a large stack to send, and this one is now included with them! I just adore the Snowglobe Wishes stamp set, and die combo, and thought those sweet deer needed to be colored, and put onto a card. 


Going very clean and simple, I took a piece of white card stock, and cut it down to 4 x 5 1/4. I then masked off a round hill with a piece of scrap paper, and sponged on a faint horizon line for my trees to sit on, and around. I stamped my images onto Copic safe card stock, and colored them in. Using the coordinating dies, I ran each image through, and adhered them to the panel. 


I stamped the sentiment in a crisp black ink, and rounded the corners of the panel. I then adhered the panel to a white card base, using foam tape, and applied some glittery shine to the trees with a glitter pen. Again, a very simple card, and easy to make a few of! Besides, coloring is always a welcome distraction from certain chores, right? Thanks so much for stopping by! 




Fri 18

Merry Christmas
by Donna

Good morning everyone!

Just think, a week from today it will be Black Friday!  This month has flown by and I had hoped I would be more prepared for the Christmas season.  One of my goals is to get all my Christmas cards done by Thanksgiving, so with that in mind, today I have another to add to my stash.

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To create this card, I began by die cutting a piece of white cardstock using the Beaded Background die.  I sponged the die cut background with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and glued this to a white card base. Once again, I used white cardstock to die cut the Fresh Pine Curved Border. I trimmed the die cut to fit on the bottom third of the card front. Before I adhered the tree border to my card front, I sponged the trees with Peeled Paint Distress ink.  I stamped, colored and cut out the bunnies and used foam tape to glue them on top of a licorice strip of cardstock that had been embossed using white embossing powder.


To finish the card, I embellished it with snowflakes and a little bit of bling.  

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope I inspired you to create some cards of your own!




Fri 11

Let it Snow
by Donna

Happy Friday everyone!

The weekend is upon us, and hopefully you can sneak in some stamping time for yourself.  I have a fun Christmas card to inspire you.


To create this card, cut a card layer from watercolor paper and sponge the front with Broken China Distress ink.  Die cut the row of trees from kraft cardstock and cut the trees apart and glue them to the prepared card front.  Adhere a strip of pool dot paper across the bottom of the trees and add a piece of washi tape on top of the pool dot paper.  Using a white marker, add snow to the trees and snow dots in the background. Stamp, color and die cut the polar bear and adhere to the top of a circle of twine.  


To finish the card, stamp the sentiment at the bottom left side of the card front. Adhere the card front to a crimsom cardstock layer and glue that to a white card base. Embellish the card with sequins and a snowflake.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!




Tue 20

Love and Laughter
by Lindsay


I have a frosty, fun card to share with you today, that features an adorable stamp set designed by Memory Box for Simon Says Stamp's STAMPtember celebration! The set is called Love and Laughter, and the images are absolutely adorable. The possibilities are endless with what you can create using it! I made a snowy scene for this card, let's take a closer look.


I began with a white card stock panel, and masked off the top area while I brought in blue ink for the ice. I then removed the mask, stamped the adorable rabbit, and his sled, and inked the top portion of the panel, creating a sunset sky. 


I allowed the inked panel to completely dry, before stamping, and embossing the snowflakes. On a separate piece of card stock, I stamped, and masked a stack of gifts, and colored them with Copic Markers, and a Wink of Stella Gold Glitter pen. I trimmed them out, and adhered them to the colored wagon with foam adhesive. Once the rabbit was colored, I stamped the sentiment, which continues to the inside, and popped the panel up onto a white card base. 


I also added a stack of envelopes in the rabbit's hands, and sprinkled "snow" around the sky with a white gel pen. 

I hope you were inspired, and grab a set for yourself! Thank you so much for joining me today!

6a00d83454a17469e201b7c89339e3970b-640wiThe stamp set is only available through Simon Says Stamp, but if you leave a comment to this post saying what you like about this stamp set, you will have a chance to win the brand new Memory Box Quiet Cabin Landscape die.   You have until Sunday, September 25 at 11:00pm EST to leave your comment.  The winner be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, September 26.  Good luck!




Sat 10

Kindness Card
by Donna

Good morning everyone!  

We are offically into the month of September,  which means it's time for fall!  To celebrate the season I have put together a fun and easy autumn card. 

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I wanted to create a background with leaves but I didn't have any leaf stamps large enough, so instead I used the leaf stencil to create the background. I traced the leaves in a random pattern using a fine-tipped Sharpie pen.


The photo above shows how the background looks after the leaves are traced onto the card background, and the photo below shows how the background looks once the vein lines are added to the leaves.


Loosely watercolor the leaves and the background.  Stamp, watercolor and die cut the pumpkin.  Emboss the sentiment on vellumn cardstock and emboss using gold embossing powder.  Use foam adhesive to adhere the pumpkin to the vellum.  Glue the vellum piece to the card front with foam adhesive behind the pumpkin.  Glue the prepared card front to a white card base.


I hope I inspired you to use your stencils in a different way.  Thanks for stopping by today!