Monday, November 17, 2014

Coloring Stamped Images {100th post}

I found a stamp set that I wanted to use for my holiday cards. It is a basic stamp, but the photo example showed it beautifully colored in with a wintery feel. I asked my crafty friend, Becky, what she would use to color in the photo. We talked about a few options and I decided to give each of them a try. 

The four different methods I tried were colored pencil, color chalks, pens and watercolor with stamp pads. Here are photos of each method to help you decide which look you want for your holiday card. All of the methods I demonstrate were easier than I anticipated. While all the methods look slightly different, I think they all look nice.


All these methods seem self-explanatory, with the exception of the watercolor using a stamp pad. For this method, you squish the closed pad, to get the ink onto the inside of the cover. Then use water and a paintbrush to pick up the ink. 

Which of these methods is your favorite? I enjoyed using them all but I think I like the pencil or chalk the best. 

In order to celebrate my 100th blog post (OH MY can you believe it?!) and that it's Krysta's birthday (my behind-the-scenes gal), I'm having a giveaway. A set of four cards, in the theme of your choice. 

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