A day for colouring

Yesterday was one of those colouring days. I’ve always loved to colour ever since I was a little girl…I find it relaxing and therapeutic. I realize though that not everyone likes to color.  When I pull out the colouring tools for a class, I often hear groans and panic because they feel like they don’t know how to blend colours to make them look nice.

I’m here to tell you that you will LOVE our Stampin’ Blends. These high-quality, dual-tip markers in Stampin’ Up! exclusive colours will open a whole new world of colouring creativity for you. I promise.
Stampin'BlendsI must admit that I am a sucker for Rifle Co. prints. I have a calendar, plenty of notebooks, and I absolutely love the color combinations in their artwork. I recently received this lovely notecard from a dear friend and knew I had to make a copy of it! So I pulled out my Stampin’ Blends yesterday and set to work. I scribbled a bunch of the colours that I thought would be a match. :)
Ornate-Garden-1Next I pulled out the brand new Ornate Style stamp set that will be in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. That floral bouquet was perfect!
Ornate-Garden-2After I finished coloring, I hand-cut all around the edge of the image staying as close as I could to the black outline. I was then left with the white spots in the middle. I could’ve taken my exacto knife and painfully cut all those little bits out, but that’s way too much work – even for ME! LOL! So here’s a tip. Because this bouquet was going onto black cardstock, I took my dark Basic Black Blends and just colored in those spots!
Ornate-Garden-3What do you think? I did it!! I’m pretty happy with the outcome…
Ornate-Garden-4 Check out the “stepped-up” version…Ornate-Garden-5If you would like to make this card, here are the supplies I used:

Ornate Thanks Stamp Set
Ornate Style Stamp Set
Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack
Gilded Gems
Versamark Ink, Black Embossing Powder
Cardstock – Basic Black, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Stampin’ Blends – Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake

The Ornate Garden Suite is collection of products in an exclusive early release from our new annual catalogue.
Ornate Garden Suite Graphic You can view the entire suite HERE.


The bundles in this suite are so beautiful. I’ve chosen to feature the Ornate Thanks Bundle in a class to go format for the month of April.
Ornate Thanks Bundle
The class to go kits will include four project kits and the full color step by step tutorial PDF. I will also provide you with a private link to a short video on how to assemble your projects. (This is new…I hope you find it helpful.)
Cost: $80
Includes Ornate Thanks Stamp Set & Ornate Border Dies, 4 project kit packets, and the color PDF tutorial.
I hope you are all staying healthy and doing the best you can under the current world conditions. I miss your faces!
Sending hugs to brighten your day,