Let’s see how beautiful your cards can be when you colour rubber stamped images with watercolour pencils.
Are you like me? I love, love, LUV to colour. As a kid, I spent HOURS with my box of Crayolas and a colouring book. Especially on rainy days, time just flew by and I would colour one picture after another, combining colours, sharpening the crayons, just being creative.
But now that I’ve got a bit more age on me, I sometimes forget how such a simple and inexpensive technique is so much fun. And I forget to slow down, take some ME time and use colouring as a great way to fancy up handmade cards!
But not today! Here’s our project.
Isn’t this a sweet card to send someone to let them know they’re in your thoughts? And the best part? It’s
Three words I love when it comes to crafting!
Want to make it?
Colour Rubber Stamped Images with Watercolour Pencils
You will want to pick a stamp set with line art images. These are ones where when you stamp them it’s just like you create a colouring book all your own! Stampin ‘ Up!’s artists even tell us exactly where to add more shading with their detail lines. There are lots of choices out there, but today the lovely Beautiful Moments is my choice. The hardest part is choosing which image as there are so many great ones!
Cuttin’ It Up!
- Basic Black cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Shimmery White cardstock -2 pieces 4″ x 5 1/4″, scrap
Let’s Make It!
1.Stamp girl image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on left side of one Shimmery White panel. Stamp words on scrap piece of Shimmery white. TIP: Give a short shot with your heat tool if you want to add water to the image.
2.Colour image with coloured pencils. You can use whatever colours appeal to you but I used: Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight. TIP: Get the variation in colour by rubbing just a smidge harder along the lines of the image.
3. Fold Basic Black card base and crease with bone folder. Adhere coloured panel to front of card base with Stampin’ SEAL.
4. Crop words with the Stitched So Sweetly label die and attach to top right with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add one Champagne Rhinestone on right side.
5. Optional: stamp flowers and butterfly on remaining Shimmery White panel, colour and attach to inside of card.
Also Optional: You can use your Water Painter brush and add water to the coloured areas to turn them in to paint if you wish. But I really enjoy the light and dark you can achieve just by colouring.
Get Back to Colouring!
If you’re like me and loved to while away the hours colouring as a kid, now’s the time to get back to it! Not only is it fun, it’s a mindful activity ideal to slow down the pace of our sometimes hectic lives.
And it’s perfect to sit in front of the tv and play! Just stamp up a batch of line image cards like this one from the Beautiful Moments stamp set and grab your watercolour pencils. Need some pencils? Add both assortments to your own supplies by clicking on the image below.Product List
Would you like a couple more card examples featuring colouring? This birthday card shows how you can get some bright colours too. And this one has a FREE PDF to show how to get fabulous colour blending.
Thanks a Bunch
I’m always so grateful when I have crafting friends drop by my blog. I hope you get a little bit of inspiration from the designs I share. And if you do, please leave me a comment below. It’s how I know you’re enjoying what I post.
And remember, you don’t need to be a kid to enjoy colouring. Colour rubber stamped images with watercolour pencils and get back some of the joy you had as a kid with your Crayolas!