You Color My World


Hi readers! Happy Saturday! I was blown away when I asked Nathalie Kalbach to guest on our blog that she didn’t make just one card… but FIVE!! The colors and artistry are absolutely beautiful and I hope you love them as much as I do! I’m feeling quite inspired!



When I designed my n*Studio stamps for Stampendous! I wanted them to be perfect for Mixed Media and Art Journal projects, but also versatile enough for other projects like cards and scrapbooking layouts. I do love how you can use them for a different set of cards in a more abstract way…with more or less paint :) Let me show you.
For this Birthday Card I used my circle Stamp from the Stampendous! Mish Mesh Set and stamped with Archival Ink on some card stock to create the flower head. I then colored the grid with a water brush dipped in different Lindy’s Stamp Gang Spray Paints. For the stem I used a Versamarker Pen and painted with the brush side the stem and leaves. I heat embossed the stem and leaves with Stampendous! Aged Green Embossing Powder. For the sentiment I used a Pen to write it on card stock, framed it with the pen and cut the words out. I mounted the sentiment on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.


For this card I stamped with Mish Mesh and Archival Ink onto the right side of the card. Then I stamped with the circle stamp out of the Wired Set onto a piece of white card stock which I had previously sprayed with some Spray Paint. Again using a water brush I painted with different shades of Green and Blue over the stamped Mish Mesh Image on the card. I cut out the circle and applied a handwritten sentiment on top of the circle. I mounted the circle on a 3D Foam Pad slightly touching the stamped image on the card.



For this card I used again the Mish Mesh Stamp Set – this time the Burlap stamp and stamped parts of it on three sides of the cards. I colored it in with some Spray paints for a watercolor effect. Using Versmark I stamped with the paint drop stamp from my Grunge stamp set and then heat embossed it with Aged Green Embossing Powder. I wrote the sentiment directly onto the card.



Each of my Stamendous! n*Studio stamp sets comes with a free template which widens the possibilities to use stamps and stencils together. For this card I used the template from the Mish Mesh set and brushed over with a water brush and spray paint. I then used the Wired Circle Stamp and stamped with Versamark on the upper corner of the card. I heat embossed with Aged Black Embossing Powder and then repeated stamping overlapping the other image, this time heat embossing with the Aged Green Embossing Powder. Again I wrote the sentiment on a different piece of cardstock, cut it out and mounted it to the card with 3D Foam Squares.



And last but not least a grungy card. For this card I sprayed with water sprays on top of the card to get a colorful background. After everything dried I used the background stamp from my Grunge stamp set and stamped with black archival ink into the middle of the card. I waited a little bit before stamping again – slightly to the right with versamark and the same image. I heat embossed with Aged Green Embossing Powder. For the sentiment I again wrote the words on card stock framed them and mounted them with 3D Foam Pads on top of the card.


And there you have it – 5 easy cards with my Mixed Media Stamp Sets by Stampendous!
Thank you to Simon Says Stamp for having me!
Thanks for reading today and thanks to Nat for being our guest!

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  1. Very fresh and unique. Such brilliant colors and designs. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Nat- these cards are awesome! Love the new stamp sets – they are now on my wish list :-)

  3. Love these cards! Nat did a fantastic job and I love her new stamps. She is a fabulous mixed media artist and it was great seeing her talent in card form! Thanks!!

  4. Oh what amazing cards that Natalie created! I just love the looks she was able to create with her stamps!

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