How do you like to Color?  That is the question of the day.  Today I’m sharing 2 ways to color: Card Making with Blended Seasons. There are so many options and the Blended Seasons stamp set is perfect to color using just about any technique you prefer!  The line images are so nice and big you can color with markers, Stampin’ Blends, Watercolor Pencils, Watercoloring, or whatever you prefer!

I am actually a WATERCOLOR GAL for my #1 coloring preference.  And then #2, is a very close Stampin’ Blends!!!  Today I have 2 ways to color! Watercoloring with an AquaPainter and ink pads and another with the Stampin’ Blends, which are alcohol markers.  Both card ideas using the same image from the August Special Release bundle–Blended Seasons.  This is the absolute perfect stamp set for all you coloring enthusiasts!  Here are the 2 cards:

2 ways to color blended seasons stampin up card ideas

Let’s Start With A Video: 2 Ways to Color / Card Making with Blended Seasons

This video shows you how I colored each of these cards.  One watercoloring technique with an AquaPainter and my ink pads, the other with Stampin’ Blends.  I know some people are afraid of the Stampin’ Blends (alcohol markers,) but I promise, I make it EASY PEASY! You’ll love these 2 ways to color!

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How Do You Like To Color? Watercolor? Stampin’ Blends?

Watercolor Stampin up Blended Seasons handmade card

For this card, I embossed the image using white powder on Shimmery White cardstock.  Since I watercolored, I needed to use either the Shimmery White or Watercolor paper.  After heat embossing, I used my AquaPainter and Stampin’ Pads to color…. this makes a beautiful watercoloring card. It’s super easy and fun and I love that you don’t have to stay in the lines.  Make sure to watch my video to see how I achieved this watercolor look!  Here are the colors that I used:

Card Recipe

  • Gorgeous Grape:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored and folded at 4 1/4″
  • Shimmery White:  4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic Black:  7/8″ x 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White for inside:  4″ x 5 1/4″
  • All supplies used are shown at the bottom of the post

watercoloring coloring technique

Make sure that when you emboss, you first rub the embossing buddy over your cardstock.  This will prevent all those little “white specks” from sticking to your card and give you a cleaner looking embossed image.

Notice the pearls?  These are just the basic white pearls and I colored them with the Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends!!!!

Don’t forget the inside:

I kept it very simple by just stamping the floral image in Granny Apple Green.

Stampin Up blended seasons and Stitched Seasons Framelits

Coloring with Stampin’ Blends

Stampin Blends coloring technique for handmade card

On this card I used my Stampin’ Blends to color.  I have never been a “marker” fan, but the Stampin’ Blends have changed my coloring world.  They are so easy to use and you get such fabulous results.  Make sure that when you color with the Stampin’ Blends you use Whisper White cardstock and stamp your image using the Memento Black ink pad.  Today’s video is filled with tips for coloring using the Stampin’ Blends on this card.

Here are the colors I used:

Card Recipe

  • Mango Melody:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored and folded at 4 1/4″
  • Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black scraps
  • Whisper White for inside:  4″ x 5 1/4″
  • All supplies used are shown at the bottom of the post

stampin blends alcohol markers

The inside is stamped the same as the first card.  Wanted to keep it simple so that I could write a note inside.

Stampin up blended seasons

So, What is YOUR Preference?

How do you prefer to color?  Watercoloring, Stampin’ Blends, Watercolor pencils, Markers, or ???  Leave a comment and let me know!

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2 ways to color

Want To Make These Cards?

Keep scrolling down, I have all the supplies I used to make them listed at the end.  You can click on any of the pictures to go directly to my online store and order!

Blended Seasons Stamps-in-the-Mail

I love giving my customers the choice of FREE GIFTS from me when they place their Stampin’ Up! order.  Between now and August 10th, you can select to participate in the SITM Program OR, if Blended Seasons isn’t your thing, you can select to earn STAMPING REWARDS from me (or both!).  You pick what you want!!!!

If you’d like to participate in Stamps-in-the-Mail, make sure to order by August 10th and this is what you get:

  • All supplies pre-cut and ready to make 6 cards
  • Over 20 step-by-step tutorials for projects using the bundle

Video Tutorial! 2 coloring techniques for a quick, beautiful, handmade card. #cardmaking #stampinupcards #cardmakingideas


Make sure to use the SITM Host Code when participating in the Blended Seasons Stamps-in-the-Mail:  KKCZWYX2


If you’d rather collect the Stamping Rewards Cards, make sure to use this Host Code:  U4QD4MMR.  The choice is yours.  If your order is over $150, don’t use either code so that you will also get Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Please email me after ordering and let me know which you want!

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Products Needed to Complete Today’s Cards

Here are the products that I used to make today’s two cards.  You can click on any of the pictures to go to the online store and place an order.  Don’t forget to use EITHER the STAMPING REWARDS Host Code OR the Stamps-in-the-Mail Host Code–depending on which gift you’d like from me.

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