Festive & Fun Card with Lots of Coloring with Stampin’ Blends
Nov 10, 2023
Stampin' Up!'s Festive & Fun stamps with giraffe and Christmas tree colored with many Stampin' Blends markers and white and red base papers

Here’s a fun card that’s totally not my usual style! Unleash your artistic spirit and spread holiday cheer with this adorable Festive & Fun stamp set. Whether you’re crafting personalized holiday cards or adding a festive touch to gift tags, this set has you covered!

Let me share some tips on taking your coloring to the next level with Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin Blends markers!

1️⃣ Blend Like a Pro: Stampin Blends markers are alcohol-based, ensuring smooth blending. Start with the lightest shade, add the mid-tone, and finish with the darkest. Blend the colors seamlessly for a professional look.

2️⃣ Choose the Right Paper and Ink: Opt for Stampin’ Up!’s Thick Whisper White or Very Vanilla cardstock for the best results. The markers glide effortlessly on these surfaces, giving your creations a polished finish. Use Memento Tuxedo Black ink for stamping to keep the markers from running (other inks will react with the alcohol in the Stampin’ Blends).

3️⃣ Add Depth with Shadows: Experiment with shading to add depth to your images. Identify the light source and apply darker shades where shadows naturally fall. It’s a simple technique that makes a significant impact.

4️⃣ Highlight with White: Use the Color Lifter to add highlights. This technique makes your images pop and adds a touch of realism to your coloring.

5️⃣ Practice on Scrap Paper: Before diving into your final project, practice on scrap paper. This helps you get a feel for the markers and allows you to perfect your blending techniques.

Below is a tutorial for this card. Want to learn even more? Come to one of my classes, either in-person or virtually. To learn about all my class offerings, check out my class descriptions here and my calendar here. I hope to see you at a class sometime soon!

Festive & Fun Card Measurements:

  • Thick Basic White Card Base – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Real Red Mat – 4” x 5 ¼ “
  • Thick Basic White Image Piece- 3 7/8 “ x 5 1/8 “

Festive & Fun Card Supplies:

Card Instructions:

  • Stamp image & greeting on image piece using Memento Black ink
  • Color the image using assorted Stampin’ Blends Markers. Outlining the images with pale blue marker is optional to add depth to image
  • Attach image piece to mat with adhesive/glue
  • Attach to card base with adhesive/glue
  • Add pearls and use the Wink of Stella to highlight ornaments and hat rim/ball

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