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!


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

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  1. That is so clever! I’m not a colourer either (please don’t hate me!) but this is a cool idea. i’m going to give this a try.
    I have a wishlist on the technique tuesday shop but the kiwi dollar has dropped dramatically! (Thanks greece!)
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  2. haven’t used this technique in quite awhile – thanks, Terri, for a great card to remind me to use the back of stamp as a shadow. . . .lovely cards. . . . your colorig is beautiful. . ..

  3. What a fun idea Teri, using the backs of the stamps and then inking it black on the front. Love this. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

  4. BEAUTIFUL stamps and DELIGHTFUL cards!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CLEVER techniques Teri – I am INSPIRED to give them a try :)

  5. Love your trick for coloring with the back of the stamp, your card is lovely and shows off the beautiful stamp!

  6. What a great idea for stretching the use of stamps! Now I will have to see what stamps I have n my stash that I can use this idea on!! Thanks for sharing this great idea!

  7. Now that’s a clever trick! I would have never thought to stamp with the back of a stamp. I am not much of a colorist myself, so every tip and trick helps! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

  8. That is so funny, because I just last week tried this exact technique with a different stamp! This one came out beautiful!

  9. Hey, Stephanie, this is very attractive, artsy like Andy Warhol art!!! Very hip. I don’t think I’ve used this technique but those rununculus are just splendid!

  10. Very cool and unique technique. I’m definitely trying this. Seems easy, looks fantastic and I love the stamp set.

  11. Very clever. I feel rather silly, I never thought of using the “back” of the stamp. I shall try it very soon. Thanks for the clever tip.

  12. This stamp set is really beautiful. I can see plenty use for it.
    And those card are wonderful as always. Thanks for sharing.

  13. What a great technique! I have not tried it yet, but this has given me the inspiration to do so! What a great stamp set!!! Thank u for the chance to win!!

  14. Gorgeous cards. I have been meaning to try this technique with some of my flower stamps. I did already use this technique using graphical stamps. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful stamp set.

  15. I do something similar to your first card, stamp my image with super light ink, water color it, then re-stamp with black ink just a bit offset so it gives that “just-outside-the-lines-on-purpose” kinda look!!! I have always wanted to try using the back side of the stamp but forgot! Thanks for reminding me Teri, love both of your cards they are very inspiring :)

  16. Lovely card and what a fun tip to stamp with the back of the stamp. Glad I’m not the only one who is colour challenged LOL. Thanks for sharing. Hugz

  17. It is always good to find a way to use a stamp or process that doesn’t require a lot of precise coloring!!

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