Release your inner artist and colour patterned paper with Stampin Up alcohol based markers. Combined with the beautifully bold black and white Petal Palette designer series paper, your Stampin Blends create images so vibrant they practically JUMP off the page!
Spoiler alert! When you see the fabulous results with this super simple one-two technique, I predict you’ll be adding this paper to your shopping cart!
See what you think.
Pretty intense colour right? I especially LOVE the fantastic contrast against the pure white background and bold black flowers. My colours here are the light and dark Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy and Old Olive blends. Doesn’t the mix of pastel pink and bold navy pair especially well with the Calypso Coral cardstock.
What else is great about this technique? No stamping required! Your complete supply list? Designer series paper and Stampin’ Blends.
In fact, with this short list, it’s a perfect way to while away time if you’re sick in bed, laid up on the couch or travelling and need to kill some time. Not only will you keep yourself from going stir crazy, you’ll have a pile of ready-made images you can add to just about ANY card. I call THAT making good use of your craft time!!
Let’s take another peek.
What are the steps to colour patterned paper with Stampin Up alcohol based markers?
- Colour your images with your choice of Stampin’ blends colours, alternating between the light and dark markers to achieve shading and depth (see my video here for a couple pointers)
- Cut your paper to whichever size you want for your card (mine is 1 1/2” x 5 1/2”)
TWO STEPS? Yup, that’s it! With a strip this size, you could make 16 cards exactly like this with one measly little sheet of patterned paper. Talk about economical as well as lovley!
Turn your coloured strips into cards like I did with some simple touches. Layered onto a strip of Basic Black with a sentiment from the Petal Palette stamp set in Memento ink, the finishing touch is the shimmery coral ribbon, a FREE Sale-a-bration item! Not sure what Sale-a-bration is? Check out this blog post to see the details on how you can get free gifts.
What are some other options for this pretty paper?
- keep it monochromatic and go all black and white – no colouring makes it even QUICKER!
- colour in the background too – I left mine white but you could go either lighter or darker for a different look
- use all pastels for a totally different feel and mount onto Whisper White cardstock to make a softer impression
You’re going to want to snap up a package of this Petal Palette designer series paper soon. From the Occasions catalogue, we know it won’t be around after May 31st so don’t be disappointed later and get it from me now!
You Can Make It Too
A while back I shared this watercoloured patterned paper card. Compare it to today’s card to see the different effect your colouring tool produces. It’s a toss-up for which one is my favourite. How about yours? Leave me a comment to let me know!
Really no matter if it’s a detailed design or simple, by adding your own colouring to black and white designer series paper, you’ll always build gorgeous one-of-a-kind images.
So now it’s your turn! Get those Stampin’ Blends and release your inner artist to colour patterned paper with Stampin Up alcohol based markers.