I'm thrilled to have my friend and StampNation Dream Team member Kristie Goulet guest blogging today. Take it away Kristie.
Hello everyone, Kristie here. A big thank you to Catherine for inviting me to be a guest on her blog today! I am excited to share my cards using stamps/dies from the Stamp of Approval collections.
I am not a huge fan of coloring, but I wanted a creative way to add color to these fun flowers from the Enchanted Garden stamp set from the SOA Beautiful World collection. I stamped the flowers randomly on the background then used my mini distress ink pads to stamp color over each flower using the direct-to-paper technique. The direct-to-paper lesson in the online class Technique Toolbox: Dye Ink pads reminded me of this technique. Fun, right?!
I then die cut the frame from the Birthday Journal die from the SOA Young at Heart collection. I added it to my card and then added some black and white flowers in the corner. The sentiment is also from the Young at Heart collection and is embossed using white embossing powder. I love how you can coordinate supplies from each collection. They coordinate beautifully!
Here is a similar card using different colors and a different sentiment.
I hope I have inspired you to use the direct-to-paper technique to add color to your stamped images. Have fun creating!
Thanks Kristie for sharing your beautiful cards and technique with us today.
Stamp of Approval Young at Heart & Beautiful World collections
Whisper White Cardstock (Stampin' Up)
Black Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)