August 12, 2011

Colorful Thanks

Aren't these a fabulous mix of colors? Thanks to Embellish Magazine's Coloring Color Challenge, I've put them together to make this card.

Here's a secret... I'm not very good at coloring, nor will I ever claim to be... When I was little, I went to a private school and had TONS of homework. I never had enough time to color all my home work so my mom did it for me. *Giggle* Even as I got older, coloring was never a huge strength of mine, so my mom always helped me out with big projects, posters, etc. Now before you start thinking that I can't stay in the lines or anything like that, I'm not TERRIBLE... Just not GREAT. I haven't quite gotten a good technique down yet. You'll see some of my coloring skills on my projects that I do for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenges every Sunday.

For this card, and many others, I didn't actually color on the cardstock, but I did use my Stampin' Write Markers to color my stamps. Here's secret number 2... I actually don't use many ink pads. I own about 10 - all neutral colors. I also have the Stampin' Spots, however, I don't use them on a regular basis. Instead, nearly all my stamped images are colored in with Stampin' Write Markers (even the neutral colors because I tend to like the marker ink better).

So now that you know that I cheated a bit on this card, here are the DEEtails:

I started with a strip of Beyond the Garden DSP and added a Scallop Dots Ribbon Border punched in Regal Rose to the top and bottom. I adhered the paper to some Wild Wasabi cardstock and added a MS doily. I colored my stamps from SU!'s Fabulour Florets with some Melon Mambo and Garden Green Stampin' Write Markers and stamped them on Regal Rose and Wild Wasabi card stock. I love how that darker ink stands out on the card stock. I adhered them with Stampin' Dimensionals. Then I stamped my stentiment from SU!'s Thank You Kindly in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it using some white embossing powder. That white just pops on that Daffodil Delight. I trimmed it down to size and tucked it under my MS doily.

Thanks for stopping by today! :)


  1. I'm having trouble posting comments using my google acct. Don't know why either. I had to chuckle at your sins of a colorist and stamper. I like to use my markers which I buy with each ink pad. You do so well with markers I'd have never known. Your card is so simple and so pretty. Pat Gasko

  2. This is such a sweet design! Love the layout! Thanks for taking on the Coloring Color Trends Challenge.