172 posts categorized "Coloring"


Wed 28

Two Cards with Elegant Succulent Stamps and Dies
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with two cards featuring a brand new stamp set just recently released with the newest 2021 Summer Daydreams release, called "Elegant Succulent Sentiments.."  These are so lovely and I really enjoyed creating both a slimline and a regular A2 card with these stamps and dies.  Here's a closer look at my first card, a mini slimline card:

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For my first card, I stamped the image in black ink and heat embossed it in clear embossing powder, then colored it with Distress Inks and a water brush. After it dried, I added colored pencil accents and then used the coordinating die to cut it out.

I placed it in the lower left corner of a mini slimline card (3" by 6") and adhered it with liquid glue.
Next, I heat embossed the sentiment from the same set and adhered it to the top right corner, cutting off the excess that was hanging off. Here's one last look at my card:

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Here's the 2nd card I made:

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For my 2nd card using the same set, I first took a piece of Yupo paper and added lots of alcohol inks in blues and greens and used my heat tool to blow it and move it around between layers.

Next, I took a piece of clear acetate and stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed the large stamp in white.

I added a piece of double sided adhesive to it and after peeling one side off, I laid it on top of the alcohol inked paper.

Using the coordinating die, I cut the acetate/alcohol ink image and then added it to a regular size slimline card (8.5" by 3.5") and then popped up the circle sentiment at the bottom on foam tape. I made that sentiment circe the same way that I made the one for the first card.

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I hope you like my cards. I think this stamp set has not only beautiful succulent images, but lots of simply gorgeous sentiments that look so pretty with their combined fonts.

Be sure to check out all the latest new release items from Memory Box HERE. They are amazing!





Tue 27

Say Hello With Flowers
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a card I created using the newest release, Summer Daydreams.  I die cut the new Floral Chain die two times. I colored the blossoms with Copic Markers in shades RV00, RV52, RV55; YG93, YG95, YG97, and YG99. I added some white accents with a gel pen.

I trimmed the background panel of Woodgrain Paper in Kraft. I used the White Woodgrain Paper and die cut the panel using a Wrapped Stitched Rectangle Die.  I adhered the layers with foam tape for dimension. I die cut the word Hello using Hello Streamlined Script Die and Lush Green Paper Pack.

For a finishing touch I scattered some clear jewels.

Thanks for peeking!!!

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Sat 24

Beautiful Things with Flowering Cactus
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this lovely cactus stamp and die set called "Flowering Cactus" from the newest Memory Box release.  It's a pretty large image with lots of gorgeous details.

Here's a closer look at my card:

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I stamped the image in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in white on watercolor paper. I watercolored it with Distress Inks and re-inkers. Once it dried, I added colored pencils to it for more depth.

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Next I used the coordinating die and cut the watercolored image out and added it to a piece of Memory Box cream color woodgrain paper.  The woodgrain paper comes in white, cream, and kraft and has a very subtle texture that adds so much to your cards without distracting from the main focal image.  Below you can see the woodgrain pattern better:

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I heat embossed the sentiment and the 2 butterflies from the set in white on black card stock.
I used a black mat cut slightly larger than my woodgrain paper and then added that to a 5" by 7" card base.
Lastly I added Pastel Fairy Jewels, also from Memory Box. Here's one last look at my card:

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I had a lot of fun stamping and coloring this image and creating this card. The new release is full of amazing products, including dies, stamps, and embossing folders. I hope you will check them all out HERE!

I'll link my products below and thanks so much for stopping by!





Wed 14

Unexpected Beauty
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing the new Flowering Cactus Clear Stamp and Die Set, from the newest Summer Daydreams Release!   I colored the stamp with Copic Markers in shades YG61, G82, YG63, YG67, G46, YG99/ RV52, RV55, RV66/ Y18, Y38, YR18/ BG72, BG75, BG78/ BG90, BG93, BG95.


I used a piece of Cream Woodgrain Paper and die cut the rectangle panel using Wrapped Stitch Rectangles Die.  I adhered that to the card base. Next, I adhered the colored cactus to the woodgrain panel. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of paper from the Fresh Aqua 6x6 paper pack.

As a finishing touch, I scattered some clear jewels.

Thanks for taking a peek!

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Sun 11

Rainbow Floral Chain
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today featuring two brand new dies from the new release: "Floral Chain" & "Hello Streamlined Script" dies.  As soon as I saw these two dies, I just knew they would go together perfectly!

Here's a close up look at my rainbow floral slimline card:

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I cut the "Floral Chain" die 2 times from black card and once from white. With finger daubers I added rainbow colors using: Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, a combo of Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen bough, then a flower each with Peacock Feathers, and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks.  That gave me all the colors of the rainbow that I wanted to use.

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I inked them a little heavier toward the center of each flower, then stacked the dies offset and added Fairy Gems in coordinating colors to the flower centers. I cut the 2nd largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die for a mat, then adhered the floral cluster and the hello die. The hello die was cut 3 times from black card and stacked for dimension. Here's a look at the card from the top down so you can see the pretty colors of gems in the flower centers.

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And here's one last look at my whole card:

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I hope you like my card for today - I had a lot of fun making it for a dear friend of mine!

I will link my supplies below if you are interested and thanks so much for stopping by!





Tue 06

Hello Succulents
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  The new Summer Daydreams collection is officially live today and it’s another fabulous release.  I used the new Elegant Succulent Sentiments stamp set to do some light watercoloring on color paper and create a simple card.

Started by trimming a piece of aqua paper from the Fresh Aqua paper pack to A2 size (4.25”x5.5”).  Stamped the succulent image with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Used Zig markers to color and only a tiny bit of water with a watercolor brush to help blend the colors.  This paper may be nice and thick, but it is not watercolor paper.


Next, die cut the new Hello Streamlined Script sentiment from silver Polished Foil paper and from black cardstock to offset them for a drop shadow.  Die cut the Stylish Rectangle frame from Bristol paper, then assembled the card onto a white card base.  Clear shimmer on the image and a few clear jewels finished it off.


And that does it for today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day.






Fri 25

Whale Love
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing some whale love! Here is a list of supplies I used:

Ocean Porthole Die

Whale Family Die

Coral and Kelp Ribbon Die

Woodgrain Paper Pack, Kraft

Sunny Orange 6x6 Paper Pack

Fresh Aqua 6x6 Paper Pack

Clear Jewels 

Whittle Sealife Sentiments from Poppy Stamps

My card measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Here are the steps to create this card:

Trim a piece of blue paper from the Fresh Aqua Paper Pack to fit the card base. 

Trim the Woodgrain Kraft Paper to fit the card base.

Secure the Ocean Porthole Die to the center of the kraft paper and run thru a die machine.

Use the Ocean Porthole Die again and die cut a piece of yellow paper from the Sunny Orange Paper Pack.

Die cut the whale family and coral and color with Copic Markers.

I used shades B000, B01, B02, B04; C1, C3; YG21, YG25.

Using the same blue paper, stamp and trim the sentiments.

Adhere the layers, using foam tape to prop up the kraft paper, ocean porthole, whales and sentiments.

After assembling, scatter the clear jewels.


Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Enjoy your weekend!

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Sat 12

Floral and Plaid Birthday Card
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a fun floral birthday card using lots of dies, some plaid paper, along with clear drops!  I loved putting this card together and plan to send it to a special friend!

The rectangle layers include white card stock die cut with the "Leaf Pinpoint Die" then with one of the "Wrapped Stitched" rectangle die, black card stock and plaid paper. On top of that I added flowers and greenery cut with spring release dies, "Daisy Stems", "Dreamy Freesia" and "Lavender Stems" dies. The were cut from colored card stock from Memory Box and inked with Distress Inks and added highlights made with Zig Clean Color markers.


The sentiment is from "Reverse Big & Little Words" and the center of the flowers have the new "Clear Fairy Drops" in the largest size. I love the way they look on cards! Here's one last look at my card:


Hope you like my floral birthday card for today! Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!






Mon 07

The Blooming Sweet Pea Blues
by Anne Thompson

I spent some time on this hot steamy day playing with the Blooming Sweet Pea Embossing Folder EF 1020, using watercolors, using colored pencils, and using patterned papers.  This is one of the watercolor cards:


For this card I embossed the image on some of the Memory Box White Woodgrain Paper SH44001 and painted it with the lightest blue in my Kuretake watercolor paints.  Starting with a white notecard and Scor-Tape, I layered on a panel of light blue cardstock from the Stormy Blue Collection SP1006, then added a smaller panel of light blue plaid paper before securing the floral panel on top.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this embossing folder!


So then I went a little crazy experimenting with more embossed images, first with a more diluted overall watercolor on watercolor paper:


Then I used Prismacolor pencils:


and I tried the embossing folder on several printed papers:


I haven't decided which of the Memory Box floral dies I might use on top of the embossed flowers or whether I will use them as they are or which stamped sentiments I might add to the front or inside of each card.  I love that this embossed image can be used for so many different occasions and I am happy to have these on hand for whatever comes up.

Happy Crafting!

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Tue 25

Tropical Centerpiece
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a card I created inspired by some images I googled. I was looking for a giant shell with flowers in the center as a centerpiece. I found some great inspiration! The Grand Tulip Shell was the perfect base. Memory Box has an abundance of flower dies and the newest Under the Sea Release has coral and sea grass!!


I die cut all the images using Open Studio Watercolor Paper and inked them up with distress oxide inks. 

Grand Tulip Shell Die/ tattered rose, dried marigold, victorian velvet, worn lipstick

Layered Fresh Flowers Die/ pink- picked raspberry and spun sugar, orange- rusty hinge and fossilized amber/ centers- evergreen bough

Forest Pine Branch Die/ crushed olive and evergreen bough

Coral and Kelp Ribbon Die/ coral- salvaged patina and peacock feathers; kelp- twisted citron and rustic wilderness

Thank You Posh Script Die/ salvaged patina and peacock feathers

The sentiment is from Poppy Stamps, Whittle Sealife Sentiments 


After I assembled the seashell and florals I added some white paint splatter. Both cream and kraft paper are the newest Woodgrain Paper Packs. I die cut the top panel using Wrapped Stitch Rectangles Die. For a finishing touch I scattered some Bright Jewels Gems.

Thanks for stopping by!

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