Stamped on Color

Hi readers! How are you? It’s always a pleasure to have Teri Anderson on our blog not only because she makes pretty things, but she has new clever techniques to try! For the latest, read on!

Hi everyone! Always thrilled to stop by!

I’ve brought a couple cards to share with you today. Both of these cards were made with the Ranunculus stamp set, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite stamp sets from Technique Tuesday.

I am the first to admit: I’m somewhat challenged in the coloring department. Markers and me? We just don’t have a great relationship

What I love about this stamp set is that it’s pretty friendly to the a “not such a great colorer” girl like myself. Of course, you can get amazing results with the Ranunculus with markers, but you can do a lot with it with minimal coloring skills to.

Check this out. I didn’t even use markers here!

I used the back of the flower stamp to stamp the shadows on this card here. If you’ve never stamped with the backside of a clear stamp, I challenge to you to do it. It’s so fun!

I set the stamp onto my block with the sticky side up. I inked it up and stamped onto cardstock. Between colors, I did a good scrubbing of the stamp. After I completed the shadows, I cleaned the stamp again. I set it right side up on my block and stamped the flowers with black ink. Easy peasy!

I just love the end result of this one!

Nobody fall over, but I did use markers on this card. I didn’t want to go too far out of my comfort zone so I stuck with a couple nice neutral gray tones.

I stamped the flower in black and then colored it in with gray markers. Rather than using markers to add additional color to the card, I did so with some enamel dots and patterned paper from the Summer Vibes collection from Simple Stories. I think those little touches added just the right amount of color!
Thanks for having me, friends! Hope to see you again soon!

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Thanks for reading today and thanks again to Teri for being our guest!

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  1. This is an awesome stamp set for us coloring-challenged gals and guys! Plus it’s one of my favorite flowers. I love this coloring technique for cards. I really like the card that you did use markers on…reminiscent of sepia-tone. Great job!

  2. I can just picture this stamped all over a light green background as if it were fabric. Really pretty stamp.

  3. love this stamp….. love the multi colored card ………. makes me imagine this stamp with lots and lots of glitter. WOOOT!

  4. I love flowers and this is so pretty! Great technique for those of us who are less talented in the coloring department. Going to try this. Thanks!

  5. What a great technique with a beautiful new stamp — love it. I have lots of flower stamps, but I would love to add this one to my collection.

  6. Thank you for sharing an idea with which I would never have come up….stamping with the back of a stamp. This stamp set has many possibilities!

  7. What a pretty stamp! The technique is interesting too! I would never have thought to color the flower gray. It has opened my eyes to new coloring possibilities :)

  8. Would love to have this, thanks so much for the chance to win it. I like the idea of using the back of the stamp first. Gotta try it.

  9. Teri’s no-fuzz style is always welcome. Her cards are beautiful
    without the stress of advanced techniques and sofisticated supplies
    difficult to come by. Love these, thanks for sharing. Cheers!

  10. Beautiful stamp and gorgeous cards Teri!! I like way you inked up the flowers, perfectly carefree!! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Pretty and clever to use the back side of the stamps. I never thought of that but it opens lots of possibilities.

  12. Love the idea of using the “wrong” side of the stamp to provide the pop of color! Never thought of that! I am definitely going to give this a try.

  13. What a versatile stamp set and I love what Teri has done with it! I never would have thought to color the flower gray. Must try her shadow technique. Thank you for the chance to win this awesome stamp set!

  14. Wow, I never would have thought to do this! Your cards are gorgeous! Some days I just don’t feel like colouring – I’m going to try this! Thank you for the awesome tip!

  15. I had heard of using the backside to stamp with but never tried it… so thanks for the suggestion. And, the Ranunculus stamp set is absolutely gorgeous! Love it!

  16. Who would have thought…..the back of the stamp, love it! Get the full use of your stamps, plus the card is delightful.

  17. I LOVE these two cards and the awesome stamp, I think Teri is pretty talented, I love how she thought to turn that stamp around, so cool. I would love to win the stamp, especially since when I tried to go purchase it, it was ” out of stock”, bummer. So someone will be really really lucky if they win this !! Good luck all.

  18. This is such a pretty flower; would love to win the set, so thanks for the opportunity. Teri’s idea for coloring sounds right up my alley so I accept the challenge.

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