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Technique Tuesday Blog Hop - May 2021 | Coloring


By Angie McKenzie for the Crafty Collaborations Technique Tuesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Quiet Meadows Bundle, the Scalloped Contours Dies and the Welcoming Window Photopolymer Stamp Set from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog by Stampin' Up!; #birthdaycards #stamping #techniquetuesday #techniquetuesdaybloghop #quietmeadowbundle #quietmeadowstampset #meadowdies #welcomingwindowstampset #watercoloring #coloringwithblends #alcoholinksonvellum #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #diecutting #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #ministampincutandembossmachine #stamparatus

Happy Tuesday, y'all!  I'm so glad that you're here and hope you are having a terrific day!  Today I am hopping with some crafty collaborators along the Technique Tuesday Blog Hop and we are share lots of inspiration for about coloring.  There are several of us hopping today - you will find the list to follow along towards the bottom of my blog post - so sit back and enjoy your favorite coffee, tea, water, or smoothie as we share some handmade projects with you!

Today's Project

Oh, how I love to color!!!  Today's project uses two (2) of my favorite coloring techniques - watercoloring and coloring with Stampin' Blends.  Watercoloring is actually my most favorite coloring technique as it is so forgiving and our Water Painters make it so easy.  My second favorite is coloring with Stampin' Blends which are alcohol based markers that make colors really pop.  And with the launch of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, there is another medium I cannot wait to try - coloring with pastels (more on this later)! 

By Angie McKenzie for the Crafty Collaborations Technique Tuesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Quiet Meadows Bundle, the Scalloped Contours Dies and the Welcoming Window Photopolymer Stamp Set from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog by Stampin' Up!; #birthdaycards #stamping #techniquetuesday #techniquetuesdaybloghop #quietmeadowbundle #quietmeadowstampset #meadowdies #welcomingwindowstampset #watercoloring #coloringwithblends #alcoholinksonvellum #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #diecutting #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #ministampincutandembossmachine #stamparatus

The Quiet Meadow Bundle is definitely a new favorite of mine in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  The coordinating Meadow Dies have so many amazing dies to choose from to create with.  So let's get started coloring!

Project Details

Die cut the six-petal die with Basic White cardstock.  Watercolor the petals with a damp Fine Tip Water Painter and Fresh Freesia ink.  Clean the Water Painter by lightly squeezing the barrel and rubbing the brush tip on a microfiber cloth or Shammy until clean.  Watercolor the stems and leaves with the clean, damp Fine Tip Water Painter and Soft Succulent ink.  TIP:  I used my Clear Block A and lightly dabbed one side of it on the ink pad thus making a color palette.  This comes in real handy when you don't need a ink to color.

By Angie McKenzie for the Crafty Collaborations Technique Tuesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Quiet Meadows Bundle, the Scalloped Contours Dies and the Welcoming Window Photopolymer Stamp Set from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog by Stampin' Up!; #birthdaycards #stamping #techniquetuesday #techniquetuesdaybloghop #quietmeadowbundle #quietmeadowstampset #meadowdies #welcomingwindowstampset #watercoloring #coloringwithblends #alcoholinksonvellum #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #diecutting #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #ministampincutandembossmachine #stamparatus

Die cut the 2nd smallest Scalloped Contours Dies layer with Basic White cardstock.  Stamp the word image in Sahara Sand, off stamp on grid paper and stamp on scalloped die cut.  Repeat multiple times to shade the Basic White scalloped die.

By Angie McKenzie for the Crafty Collaborations Technique Tuesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Quiet Meadows Bundle, the Scalloped Contours Dies and the Welcoming Window Photopolymer Stamp Set from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog by Stampin' Up!; #birthdaycards #stamping #techniquetuesday #techniquetuesdaybloghop #quietmeadowbundle #quietmeadowstampset #meadowdies #welcomingwindowstampset #watercoloring #coloringwithblends #alcoholinksonvellum #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #diecutting #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #ministampincutandembossmachine #stamparatus

Cut a 1" x 8-1/2" piece of Vellum Cardstock.  On the smooth side, randomly scribble the brush tips of the Fresh Freesia Blends Markers along the length.  With a Stampin' Spritzer filled with Rubbing Alcohol (purchased at a local store), lightly spray the vellum.  Watch the colors spread, tilt the vellum to help the alcohol and ink spread.  Dab with a paint brush stop the flow of color as you wish.  Dry with Heat Tool on low setting to help move the color as it dries.  Repeat the process with Light Polished Pink Stampin' Blends Marker.

By Angie McKenzie for the Crafty Collaborations Technique Tuesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Quiet Meadows Bundle, the Scalloped Contours Dies and the Welcoming Window Photopolymer Stamp Set from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog by Stampin' Up!; #birthdaycards #stamping #techniquetuesday #techniquetuesdaybloghop #quietmeadowbundle #quietmeadowstampset #meadowdies #welcomingwindowstampset #watercoloring #coloringwithblends #alcoholinksonvellum #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #diecutting #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #ministampincutandembossmachine #stamparatus

Wrap the dry Vellum strip around a 4" x 5-1/2" Basic White cardstock layer.  Adhere to the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive.  Adhere to the Sahara Sand vertical top folding card base with Tear & Tape (or Stampin' Seal, if you prefer).

By Angie McKenzie for the Crafty Collaborations Technique Tuesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Quiet Meadows Bundle, the Scalloped Contours Dies and the Welcoming Window Photopolymer Stamp Set from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog by Stampin' Up!; #birthdaycards #stamping #techniquetuesday #techniquetuesdaybloghop #quietmeadowbundle #quietmeadowstampset #meadowdies #welcomingwindowstampset #watercoloring #coloringwithblends #alcoholinksonvellum #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #diecutting #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #ministampincutandembossmachine #stamparatus

Slip the watercolored floral stem through the slotted side of the Scalloped layer.  Heat emboss the Quiet Meadows sentiment with White Stampin' Emboss Powder onto a scrap piece of Soft Succulent and die cut with the Meadows Die tag.  Attach to the watercolored stem with Gray Granite twine (from the Basic Essentials Twine Pack!) tying off with a bow.

By Angie McKenzie for the Crafty Collaborations Technique Tuesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Quiet Meadows Bundle, the Scalloped Contours Dies and the Welcoming Window Photopolymer Stamp Set from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog by Stampin' Up!; #birthdaycards #stamping #techniquetuesday #techniquetuesdaybloghop #quietmeadowbundle #quietmeadowstampset #meadowdies #welcomingwindowstampset #watercoloring #coloringwithblends #alcoholinksonvellum #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #diecutting #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #ministampincutandembossmachine #stamparatus

Create stacked die cut layers of the six-petal die and scalloped die with Basic White Thick cardstock. Adhere the scalloped layers with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Trim the six-petal die cuts, adhere lightly with liquid glue.  Adhere the stacked scalloped layers to the stamped layer.  Adhere the stacked petals to the watercolored image with small dots of liquid glue.

By Angie McKenzie for the Crafty Collaborations Technique Tuesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Quiet Meadows Bundle, the Scalloped Contours Dies and the Welcoming Window Photopolymer Stamp Set from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog by Stampin' Up!; #birthdaycards #stamping #techniquetuesday #techniquetuesdaybloghop #quietmeadowbundle #quietmeadowstampset #meadowdies #welcomingwindowstampset #watercoloring #coloringwithblends #alcoholinksonvellum #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #diecutting #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #ministampincutandembossmachine #stamparatus

The inside layers were replicated to compliment the front.  A second vellum strip was colored and as you can see, no two will ever look a like.  The Welcoming Window sentiment was tapped in Sahara Sand ink and stamped on a Basic White cardstock layer measuring 4" x 5-7/16".  The Quiet Meadow blooms were inked in Sahara Sand and stamped randomly around the sentiment.  The blooms were colored with the bullet tip of the Light Fresh Freesia Stampin' Blends Marker.   

By Angie McKenzie for the Crafty Collaborations Technique Tuesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Quiet Meadows Bundle, the Scalloped Contours Dies and the Welcoming Window Photopolymer Stamp Set from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog by Stampin' Up!; #birthdaycards #stamping #techniquetuesday #techniquetuesdaybloghop #quietmeadowbundle #quietmeadowstampset #meadowdies #welcomingwindowstampset #watercoloring #coloringwithblends #alcoholinksonvellum #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #diecutting #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #ministampincutandembossmachine #stamparatus

And before putting the stamps away, the evenelpe was stamped on the envelope front and flap to coordinate with the card front.

What You'll Need to Make This Project

BASIC SUPPLIES:

  • Paper Trimmer
  • Clear Block A, H
  • Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Stampartus
  • Small Grid Paper
  • Heat Tool
  • Stampin' Spritzer
  • Rubbing Alcohol

STAMPS:

  • Quiet Meadow Cling Stamp Set  (included in the Quiet Meadow Bundle with the Meadow Dies for a 10% Bundled Savings)
  • Welcoming Window Photopolymer Stamp Set

INK:

  • VersaMark Pad
  • Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Fresh Freesia Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Soft Succulent Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Fresh Frescia Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
  • Polished Pink Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

PAPER:

  • Basic White Cardstock
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock
  • Sahara Sand Cardstock
  • Vellum Cardstock
  • Basic White Medium Envelope

OTHER:

  • Meadow Dies (included in the Quiet Meadow Bundle)
  • Scalloped Contours Dies
  • Basic Essentials Twine Pack
  • Basics Embossing Powders

You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you do not have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.  

By Angie McKenzie for the Crafty Collaborations Technique Tuesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Quiet Meadows Bundle, the Scalloped Contours Dies and the Welcoming Window Photopolymer Stamp Set from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog by Stampin' Up!; #birthdaycards #stamping #techniquetuesday #techniquetuesdaybloghop #quietmeadowbundle #quietmeadowstampset #meadowdies #welcomingwindowstampset #watercoloring #coloringwithblends #alcoholinksonvellum #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #diecutting #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #ministampincutandembossmachine #stamparatus

More Inspiration

I hope you have been inspired by my project to create something that you have colored so you can make someone smile.  Now it's time to continue along the blog hop - you're currently with me, Angie McKenzie, at #11 - to get more inspiration from the others... so look at the list below and continue along.  You definitely don't want to miss any.

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
#birthdaycards #stamping #techniquetuesday #techniquetuesdaybloghop #quietmeadowbundle #quietmeadowstampset #meadowdies #welcomingwindowstampset #watercoloring #coloringwithblends #alcoholinksonvellum #20212022annualcatalog #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #diecutting #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #ministampincutandembossmachine #stamparatus 

6 comments

  1. Your card is lovely. Love the soft vellum background that you created.

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  2. A beautiful, soft and delicate card Angie, love it x

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  3. I love the way the water colored vellum looks. So soft and pretty.

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  4. Great ideas! Love this card!

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  5. Beautiful card Angie, I love this bundle. Great colouring technique with the blends and alcohol spritz :-)

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