154 posts categorized "Coloring"


Tue 29

Let it Snow
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a winter scene. I used a few dies to create this scene: Wooded Glen Collage Die, Snowglobe Backer Die, Wrapped Stitch Rectangles Die, and Spirit of Christmas Stamp Set.


These are the steps I followed:

Trim card base to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and ink up the base with broken china, salty ocean and blue print sketch distress oxide inks.

Next, secure the stitch rectangle die to a piece of white cardstock.  Place the wooded glen collage die in the center of the stitch rectangle die and secure. Run through your die cutting machine. Die cut the tree tops seperately. Die cut the deer.

I used Copic Markers to color the trees and deer. I used shades E41, E42, E43, E44, E49; G40, G43, G46, G99. 

I adhered the tree tops to the tree trunks.  Stamp the sentiment with black ink. Than adhere the die cut stitch rectangle panel to the card base with foam tape. 

I splattered some white paint over the card base. Allow to dry than adhere the deer. For a finishing touch I scattered some sequins.


Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

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Sat 19

Clean & Simple Slimline Christmas Card
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello, it's Angie here today with a clean and simple slimline card using Memory Box's "Berry Wreath" and "Christmas Tiles" stamps and dies.  I love stamping a large stamp image and cutting it into smaller pieces to use on my cards.  This time I did this with the large "Berry Wreath" stamp and die set.  Here's a closer look:


I stamped the wreath in black and heat embossed it in clear, then colored it with alcohol markers and colored pencils.  After die cutting the image, I cut it into two piece to use on a slimline card base.  After I adhered both piece to the card front, I took the "peace, love & joy" sentiment from the "Christmas Tiles" stamp set and cut it to fit into the white spaces between the wreath branches.  I stamped the words in black and heat embossed them in clear to match the wreath.

Here's one last look at my card:


I really love clean and simple designs!  I think its my favorite style of card making because I just love bright white space!  I hope I've inspired you to look at some of your larger stamps to see if you can use them in smaller pieces.  Thanks so much for stopping by!






Fri 18

Warmest Wishes Ornament
by Donna Sledzik


Good morning everyone! Today I have fun ornament for you.  I had some birch slices left over from another project and decided to make ornaments. They are very simple to do and great for a last minute gift.

To make these ornaments, I stamped my image with black pigment ink and colored the image with colored pencils. I heat set the stamped image with a heat tool before coloring the holly. 


I used a white paint pen to add snow dots to the background and added twine for the hanger.

I made a second ornament for those who like a little added glitz. All I did was add glitter around the edge of the ornament. 



This is my last post for for 2020. I wish you all Happy Holidays and hopefully a great 2021.  Thank you so much for all the kind comments through the year. I will see you all next year!







Sat 21

Fall Slimline with Halloween Pumpkin
by Angie Cimbalo

Slimline pumpkin 1

Hello and welcome!  Today I'm sharing a slimline fall "Thinking of You" card made with Memory Box "Halloween Pumpkins" stamp and die set.  I love this large pumpkin image along with the many awesome stamps in this set!

I stamped in black ink and heat embossed in clear, all the images I wanted to use on my card, then colored them with alcohol markers and colored pencils.  Here's look at my coloring up close before I die cut them with the matching dies.

Coloring the pumpkin card

After die cutting the images, I stamped the "Thinking of You" sentiment in the label die cut.  Next I laid all the images out on my slimline card base and arranged them some with glue and others with foam tape.  Lastly I added a couple of clear water droplets.  Here's one last look at my card:

Slimline pumpkin closer

I hope I have inspired you today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!






Fri 20

Merry Christmas Card
by Donna Sledzik


Hello everyone! Today I have a fun card for you which features water stamping on a blended distress oxide background.

To make the background I used a blending brush and applied distress oxide inks to the cardstock. You want to make sure you get a good amount of ink on the paper for the water stamping to work.


I placed my stamps in a Misti Stamping tool, misted it lightly with plain water and stamped on the cardstock. I dried the paper and then repeated the stamping to cover the background. I used smaller stamp images to fill in the open areas.



Next, I die cut the Bountiful Wreath in the center of the background and adhered the background piece to white cardstock that was cut to the same size as the card front. I glued the die cut center piece of the wreath in place in the open space. Now it looks like a white white die cut wreath.

Next I picked a pink glitter paper for the word "Merry" but it was a little too light, so I colored the paper with a copic marker to darken it. Then I die cut the word Merry once from the glitter paper and two times from white cardstock. I glued all the words together ending with the glitter word.


Next, I stamped, colored and die cut the bunny and used foam adhesive to adhere it to my card.  I stamped and white heat embossed the word Christmas on a strip of black cardstock and glued it in place on the card. The word merry was glued to the card just above the bunny image.


Next I mounted the card front on a black cardstock mat and glued it to a white card base.

I added some sequins to finish off the card. That's it for today!

Thanks so much for stopping by!






Sat 07

Magnificent Poinsettia 3D Embossing Folder
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello, it’s Angie here today sharing a holiday card with a twist!
The poinsettia image on this card is made with Memory Box’s “Magnificent Poinsettia 3D Embossing Folder.” I started by using the folder on a white piece of card stock. After I dry embossed it, I lightly inked the flower and leaf sections with red and green Distress Inks and an ink blending tool. After I had a light coloring of inks on them, I fussy cut out the image and then added alcohol markers and colored pencils to it.

I added lots of dark colors of colored pencils to the nooks and crannies and light colors to the edges to show off the amazing details in this 3-D embossing folder!


For the background, I cut a piece of glitter paper from the “Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad” and used it for a shiny backdrop for the poinsettia. I glued it directly onto the glitter paper, then added two thin strips of black card stock on either side. The sentiment is from the “Spirit of Christmas” stamp set heat embossed in white on black card stock.

Lastly I added silver Nuvo drops to both the flower center and the sentiment strip. I wish you could see the shine of that gorgeous glitter paper - it’s amazing! There are so many beautiful colors of Memory Box glitter paper and it's nice, thick and sturdy too.

Here's one last look of my card:


Hope I’ve inspired you to try something different today. It’s always fun to see a different way to use crafty products! Thanks so much for stopping by!







Thu 15

The Spirit of Christmas
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a non traditional Christmas wreath. I used the stamp set Berry Wreath and the coordinating die. I stamped the wreath using Memento Ink in desert sand and used a no line coloring technique.  I used Copic Markers to color in shades B21, B23, B39, BV04 (blue shaded berries); BG11, BG23, BG75, BV20 (aqua shaded berries); W2, W5, BG96, BG99 (leaves). Die cut after coloring is complete.

Trim and score a card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  I trimmed a piece of black gingham pattern paper from Christmas Plaid 6x6 paper pad.  Adhere to the card base. Situate the wreath and mark where you want to trim the excess. Also mark where you want your sentiment.

Emboss the sentiment with gold powder. Adhere the wreath with foam tape. For a finishing touch I splattered some gold paint, scattered some sequins,  and added a twine bow with bells. 

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

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Fri 09

by Donna Sledzik


Happy Friday everyone! Today I have another fall themed card for you. The colors are very similar to my last card I posted. I guess I liked that color scheme. 

To create this card I started by using a stencil to dry emboss the card background. I used 110 lb. cardstock and ran it through my die cut machine as if I was embossing a die cut.  

Next I stamped the pumpkin and multiple leaves from the Halloween Pumpkin clear stamp set. I only used the leaves on the top portion of the pumpkin image. I used Copic Markers to color my images. Once they were all colored, I fussy cut them.

Copic colors used: B99, BG34, BG32, BG11, YG97, YG95, YG63, R27, YR07, YR04 and Y35.

I also colored a 1" strip of white cardstock with a Copic Markers, BG34 and B99. I stamped and gold heat embossed the word grateful on the strip. I also die cut the Scribble Leafy Branch Outline 3 times from white cardstock and colored them with the same color markers.

I placed my strip across my card front and and arranged my leaves and die cuts around it. Once I was happy with the arrangement, I went back and glued everything in place.





Tue 06

Ombre Wishes
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing an ombre colored card. I used the single branch from Berry Wreath Clear Stamp and Die Set, 

I stamped the branch with black ink onto Copic Friendly paper several times. I used Copic Markers in shades E99, E09, E49. I lay down a layer of E99 fist.

Next, I add the darkerst shade, E49, at the base of each leaf.

Next, I add the medium shade in the middle of the leaves blending with the darkest shade.

Next, go back to the lightest shade E99 and blend the tips of the leaves with the medium shade. Sometimes I will repeat the process on each leaf.


Die cut each branch and use foam adhesive to adhere to the card base.

Use the same Copic Markers and blend onto paper. I embossed the sentiments onto the ink blended paper.

Arrange and adhere the branches. Trim the pieces that hang off the card. Adhere the sentiments.36

For a finishing touch add some sequins and gems.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hope you enjoyed this card!

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Tue 29

Autumn Slimline Card
by Donna Sledzik


Good morning everyone!  If you like coloring, this card is for you!  I used Copic Markers for my card but colored pencils or watercolor would work just as well.

I stared by stamping my image, then colored it with Copic Markers and die cut it with the matching die.  I like to color my image first and then figure out my background. 

The Copic Marker colors I used are: BG34, BG32, BG11, YG97, YG95, YG63, R27, YR07, YR04, Y35, C00, and C1.


I picked an aqua colored cardstock to match the berries in the stamped image, then sponged the edges of the cardstock with Broken China Distress Ink.  Next I stamped my sentiment using black ink and spattered the background with gold ink.  I also spattered my stamped image with the same ink.


To finish the card, I layered the background to a kraft cardstock mat and glued it to a white card base.  I used foam tape to adhere the stamped image to the card.

That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!