Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which features the new In the Moment stamp set from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog! This stamp set is perfect for those of you that love to color, but what if you would like to start? I know this type of stamp set can seem intimidating, so why not start out simple? I will admit that I too shy away from a lot of coloring, but why not start out small with some heat embossing and highlighting with a blender pen and white craft ink? This is a quick and easy way to give a stamp set a whole new look and maybe you might be more inclined to not only use it more but work on your coloring skills!
The base layer is this design from the Pattern Party DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:
For the rest of the card front, you will need:
1. On a piece of Basic Black cardstock, heat emboss the image using white embossing powder. Use a blender pen with a little bit of ink from a Whisper White Craft Ink Refill to color in the pillows and coffee cup, add some depth to the window frames, and create a shadow under the girl. I used the second largest Stitched with Whimsy die to create my own size (this one is too big and the next size smaller square is too small) by partially embossing the image from left to right, till just about the end of the stamped image on the right side, and then used the right side of the die to “line up” the stitching to complete the embossed stitching around the image and then fussy cut around the outside of the stitching. There is no real way to line up the stitching (like you would be able to with Stitched Rectangle Dies for example) and you can kind of see the overlapped stitching, but for me, it didn’t look horrible, so I went with it.
2. From the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack, use the white and black twines and cut a 40” piece each.
3. Use two small and one large of the white Classic Matte Dots.
I took the two pieces of twine, folded them in half, tied them into a bow around the base layer DSP, used a glue dot to adhere to the DSP, and snipped the ends. The embossed cardstock image is adhered over the baker’s twine with dimensionals, place the white matte dots as shown, and adhere the completed piece to a Merry Merlot cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”:
For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” piece of same design DSP as the card front to the left side of the cardstock:
For the coordinating envelope, I just embossed the envelope flap with the Hive 3D Embossing Folder:
So, what do you think? Do you like to color or are you a little intimidated? If you would like to get started with coloring, keep it simple by using one or two colors and just color in a few key items. This way you can slowly work your way up to using more colors, whether it’s markers, blending pens, Watercolor pencils, or Stampin’ Blends!
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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!