A quick way to add color…

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great week! I can’t believe August is winding down! I have been busy getting my daughter ready for college, and as a family our school year starts in just a couple of weeks! Today I am guest designing over at Crafty Meraki.

Do you love to color? I know I do! Today I wanted to share with you a different way to add color to a floral image that is quick and simple. I also think it gives beautiful results when you are pressed for time. I was inspired by this design by 2 of my talented crafty friends Alex Syberia and Colleen Balija. I have linked their Instagram accounts as well (just click their names). Colleen also has a quick video on her feed if you want to see this technique in action! Thank you to my sweet friends for sharing your ideas! I am using the beautiful Hero Arts & Altenew collaboration set, Bloom and Grow.

To begin I stamped the image on Neenah 80 pound solar white card stock. I used Versafine ink in black and heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder. I then used three ink cubes from Altenew. I used Baby Pink, Fuchsia, and Magenta. To add the color I simply started with the lightest color by placing the ink pad directly on the paper. I started on the left side of the floral image and gently swiped the ink pad across my card stock panel. I then moved to the medium color Fuchsia and did the same thing. Last I added the deepest of the pinks, Magenta following the same pattern. I then added a bit of gold pigment ink by gently swiping the ink pad across the panel as well.

I then chose the sentiment from the stamp set and placed it in the top right corner using Versafine black ink. I die cut the panel and adhered it to my black card base. I added a few gold sequins to pull out the gold ink in the background. I truly love to color floral stamps! I was excited to try something different today! I hope you enjoyed it!

Crafty Hugs,


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