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For the Love of Colouring

Samantha Olden

Posted on July 01 2022

Hey there, Sam dropping in with something a little different than I normally do. There is still some how to's but it also more so a little love letter to 'colouring' : )
Sometimes a release is overflowing with an abundance of fun cute critters that screams colour all of us!! Well at least, to me thats what the characters seem to be telling me to do. Perhaps because colouring was and still is my first love when it comes to card making. Don’t get me wrong, there are so many ways to enjoy this hobby and wonderful techniques to play around with (trust me I have spent many hours playing with a plethera of different techniques) but sometimes it is about getting back to the core of what made you fall in love with Cardmaking. For some that may be ink blending (which I also love) or die cutting or paper piercing or any number of fun things, but for me it is laying out some critters and grabbing the colouring medium of choice and simply relaxing and colouring. This new release has simply has some brilliant stamp sets for creating perfect little scenes to enjoy colouring.
When I set out on my cardmaking journey I started colouring with a few water based inks and then my husband and sons gifted me a some alcohol markers one Christmas. I was hooked - I loved colouring. The important part of the this hobby is that it takes you to your happy place, we all deserve to hang out in our happy place and destress from the stresses of day to day life.

Get the look:

  • As cards go this one includes a little bit of masking, but otherwise it really is all about picking out your favourite dinosaur colours and enjoying the colouring process.
  • Layout and stamp the baby dinosaurs using masks onto a 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” piece of white card stock. The key to masking is to stamp the things you want in the front first, mask them, then stamp the other critters and things that will be behind. Once you’ve done it a few times it really does become easy.
  • Since the critters and scene are already masked you may as well add in an ink blended background. To create the framed ink blended background I first used some post it tape all around the edge and then ink blended bali blue, ice tea and key lime together.
  • If you are not a huge fan of masking then there is definetly the option to pick up the Baby Dino Dies and simply die cut and layout the characters.
  • Embossing in white the sentiment on black card and cutting it out allows you to play around with the where the placement.
  • Lastly adhere panel to an A2 card base.
Hope I’ve inspired you to grab some critter stamps and your markers or pencil crayons and enjoy some simple destressing colouring. Happy papercrafting : )

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