Cardmaking Technique: Coloring the Flower Garden Embossing Folder Image

I got a lot of requests for details about how I colored this card, so thought I would put up a little tutorial for you.  It is really very simple.

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I started with a 2 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, and put it through the Big Shot with the Flower Garden Embossing Folder. 

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 I had to put a little bit of tape on the back of the piece at the bottom because the embossing tears easily where it runs off of the card stock.  Then I took some markers and colored the raised lines.  I used Poppy Parade for the flowers (they look like the poppies in my garden, after all), Basic Black for the centers, and Always Artichoke for the stems and leaves.

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I really like the way this looks, and almost stopped at this point.  But American Idol wasn’t over yet, so I tried filling in the outlines.  I used the same markers to put some color on a plastic container lid to create a palette.

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Then I picked up the color with a Blender Pen and applied color to the images.

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I really like how it turned out, and apparently a lot of you do, too.  So I hope you will try this for yourself when you get the Flower Garden Embossing Folder.  It will be available to order starting May 1st. 

As I Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators I got to preorder items from the Summer Mini Catalog, which is why I can show you this Sneak Peek. If you wish you could get things early, then let’s talk about how becoming a demonstrator could be a great opportunity for you–not just for the preorder privelege, but as a way to become your own boss running a business in which you get to do what you love!  And earn a good income doing it!  Just email me about joining my team, sage@stampingmadly.com.

Happy Stamping!

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Sage Kimble
aka The Mad Stamper
sage@stampingmadly.com
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7 Responses to Cardmaking Technique: Coloring the Flower Garden Embossing Folder Image

  1. Marisol Gutierrez April 20, 2011 at 7:10 am #

    BEAUTIFUL!

  2. Brenda Van Middelkoop April 20, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    BEAUTIFUL!!!! I just love what you have done to the image. Thanks for sharing.
    Brenda

  3. Mary (aka Muffin's Mama) April 20, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    Both versions are gorgeous. The one without the coloring looks like needlepoint. TFS!

  4. Kit Marie April 20, 2011 at 5:06 pm #

    Love your creativity. This card is beautiful, and the step-by-step w/pxs is much appreciated. Thanks!!!

  5. lisa808 April 21, 2011 at 6:13 am #

    Thanks for sharing your creative idea for this EF. Makes me want to get it now.

  6. Sage Kimble April 21, 2011 at 6:56 am #

    Thanks for all your comments! I am so glad I can inspire you.

    Sage Kimble
    aka The Mad Stamper

    Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator
    sage@stampingmadly.com

    If your fingers arent inky yet, what are you waiting for?

  7. Jane Starr April 25, 2011 at 6:13 am #

    Very Nice!

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