Have you ever wondered how to colour handmade cards fast? So fast, you’ll have time to make your card and get it in the mail even if you’re running behind?

In fact, it’s so fast, it’s really the “I’m-headed-out-on-vacation-and-the-car’s-running” kind of fast?

Look how awesome fast can be!

2 Ways to Colour Handmade Cards FAST
A Bright and Cheery Card for a Vacationer

How fun is that!?

Sort of puts you into a totally different frame of mind doesn’t it?

A cool, fruity drink with an umbrella spells instant relaxation!

But how can you make a cute card like this and still grab your shades and bikini in time to hit the pool? Read on…

Colour Handmade Cards Fast

Sponge Some Ink

The secret to the POP of colour is your sponge dauber tool. And your ink pads.

I keep a dauber in each colour of ink. To make it easier to quickly find the colour I want, I label it with a self-adhesive file label with the name of the ink pad. Then I organize them into old embroidery floss containers.

Easy Ways to Colour Handmade Cards FAST
Sponge Daubers Are the Ultimate FAST Colouring Tool

Here’s how to make this cool colour.

First, tap your Mango Melody sponge dauber into your Mango Melody ink. Tap it off a couple times onto scrap paper. Then lightly swirl the sponge dauber onto the bottom of the cocktail glass.

Then take your Magenta Madness sponge dauber and tap it into the Magenta Madness ink, tap off and swirl over top – LIGHTLY and in a slightly larger circular pattern.

You’ll be left with a drink resembling a tequila sunrise! And you certainly can tell the Dauber Patrol, you sponged responsibly! 😋

Find Out How to Colour Handmade Cards FAST

Colour with Stampin’ Write Markers

To add the colour to the orange slice and the umbrella, pull our your markers!

Colour with the small tip of the the Mango Melody and Magenta Madness Stampin’ Write markers for some bold colour.

And that’s it, you’re done colouring!

Who’s Up for a Vacation About Now?

Have you been dreaming of the ocean, or the mountains, or just some down time away from Zoom and the office? Maybe you have a best bud who’s headed out for some R&R. Whip up a card like this and get set to put everything on pause!

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Supplies I Used

Enjoy Yourself!

It’s a blast to share such fun projects with you.

And I’d love it if you leave me a comment with what your favourite type of colouring is!

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Want another idea with your sponge daubers? Check out this card perfect for new stampers and more *ahem* seasoned stampers alike!

One final peek before we say Bon Voyage for today!

Easy Ways to Colour Handmade Cards FAST
Make a Fun Card if You’re Dreaming of a Vacation

After you colour handmade cards fast for a fun and fruity drink like this, remember to do so responsibly – you wouldn’t want the Dauber Patrol to get ya!