Thursday, January 11, 2018

Cozy Cottage with Stampin' Blends

This Cozy Cottage stamp brings so many thoughts to to mind: relaxation, quiet, peace, serenity, rest.   Sounds like the perfect getaway location!
This stamp set is a host set.  It can only be 'purchased' with host rewards earned through a qualifying order or workshop.  I'm still developing my coloring skills, but am happy with how this image turned out with the Stampin' Blends.

Card Recipe

See the end of this post for a full supply list.
  • Crumb Cake Card base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
  • Basic Gray: 5 3/16" x 3 15/16"
  • Coffee Break DSP: 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Basic Gray: 4 3/16" x 2 15/16"
  • Whisper White: 4" x 2 3/4"

Tips & Tricks

  • When using the Stampin' Blends for coloring, it's important use the Tuxedo Black Momento Ink so the alcohol markers do not smear the stamp.  Use the Basic Black Archival ink for watercoloring with blender pens or aqua painters.
  • Coloring takes practice!  I personally stamp the image several times and practice each portion before coloring on my 'real' project.  I also find it helpful to look at samples for ideas for shading and colors.  Most importantly, have fun with it!
  • I wanted to keep this card appropriate for a masculine card. I tied the ribbon in a simple knot and added a corrugated tag element for 'masculine bling'.

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