Stamping With Friends Blog Hop – Let’s Get Coloring!

The past three months I ventured out a little bit to team up with fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators and participate in Blog Hops. It has been so much fun! That group has ended, but being part of them let me to another Blog Hop group called Stamping With Friends (how appropriate) and the focus for this month is featuring coloring as a technique. You may have arrived here from Victoria Littlewood‘s blog. Beautiful coloring, right? Enjoy my post, and click the Next Blog image at the bottom of the post to keep “hopping” along to Tricia’s Blog (and the full line-up of all those in the blog can be found at the bottom of this post as well).

I chose the Joyful Life Stamp set because it is an adorable fall set, one of the stamps is a pig holding a cup of coffee (coffee of course!), and it screams “color me!”

Here’s my card:

Pretty simple, but in person, the coloring makes this card pop! I used Stampin’ Blends (my go-to coloring tool of choice these days):

  • Light & Dark Rich Razzleberry
  • Light & Dark Crumb Cake
  • Dark Misty Moonlight
  • Dark Balmy Blue
  • Ivory
  • Bronze
  • Light Smoky Slate
  • Light Mango Melody
  • Light Cherry Cobbler

Here’s a closer look at my coloring of the bear:

I added a little lines of Smoky Slate to just the right sides of everything to add some more shadowing too. Can you even see the little gray marks on the undersides of the leaves?

I am not an expert “colorer” but I really enjoyed using my blends on this card. So much, that I made a 2nd one! Only in the card below I used Light Sea Foam Green Blend instead of gray. Which do you like better?

Other products used on these projects:

  • Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Basic White, Crumb Cake
  • DSP: Blackberry Beauty 12 x 12 DSP (note, the piece behind the first card did not go to waste! Come back to my blog tomorrow to see what I did with the middle of what’s covered up by the Basic White layer), Cork Specialty Paper
  • Tailor Made Tags Dies, and Picture This Dies (you can’t see that right now…come back tomorrow!)
  • Embellishments: Gilded Gems, Gold 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon

I hope you enjoyed this post. Be sure to click on the image below to “hop” along to Tricia’s blog next on the blog hop!

Happy Stamping! Kelly

Coloring Blog Hop Roll Call

Libby Fens
Linda Moore
Donna Schnees
Karen Egan
Nedine Hunter-Dupree
Victoria LittlewoodYou may have come from here
Kelly Place TarantoYours Truly…you are here!
Tricia ButtsNext up!
Xenia Stanford
Adrienne Hughes

Published by Kelly@TLNS

I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator who loves to stamp and loves to spread joy through my craft. All of my projects are handmade with love, and fueled by coffee. Come stamp with me!

11 thoughts on “Stamping With Friends Blog Hop – Let’s Get Coloring!

  1. Hi Kelly! Can I just say how adorable your card is? I initially passed by the Joyful Life Stamp set but now you have me revisiting it for my next order! I agree, it is a super cute fall stamp set. Thank you for the inspiration!

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