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.


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. 


 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.


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.


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


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,

Happy Stamping!

Sage Kimble
aka The Mad Stamper

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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 #


  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.

  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

    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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