Hello friends and happy February! Today I want to show you how to color your stamped images for lovely DIY cards. You probably see me using the Stampin’ blends a lot but do you know other options to color your stamped images? One thing I love about these different coloring techniques is that they all lend themselves to very different looks.

On today’s card I’m featuring the new Birthday Dies that coordinate with the Sale-a-bration ‘Happy Birthday to You’ stamp set. Lots to unpack in this video!

Tomorrow is a fun day at Stampin’ Up! because we have some brand new products releasing and I know you are going to love them.  These are coordination products, mostly dies, that go with several stamp sets that you may already have!  These are a special release and only available through March 31st, or while supplies last.


In the video I will show you how to color with both Watercolor Pencils & a Blender Pen, and how to use your Stampin’ Pads & an AquaPainter.  And of course, this image is perfect for coloring with the Stampin’ Blends, my personal favorite, but I wanted to make sure to teach you other ways to color too!


This stamp set–Happy Birthday to You, is one of the items you can select for FREE with a $50 order.  If you like the dies with it, build your order around ordering the dies and other products you like, then get the stamp set for FREE.  NOTE:  The cake dies are available beginning tomorrow–so plan out your order but wait until tomorrow to place it.


Color Your Stamped Images: Learn the Different Methods

Let’s jump right in with today’s video.  Watercolor Pencils are a great way to color, especially for those just beginning your card making journey as they are not a huge investment and you can get started easily coloring images. But I’ve also got tips with using water based coloring with aqua painter. Coloring your stamped images is fun! Try each technique and discover which you love most!


As you can see from the video, there are many different options for coloring stamped images.  You pick what works for you.  Not only did the video show you how to color, but it introduced you to some brand new products available beginning today.

For those of you how like to have coordination dies, here are 5 different sets that are special releases.  They are just available until March 31st, or until sold out.  My personal favorite, the Birthday Dies that I used on today’s project.


These ides make it so easy to make a card that is a bit “over the top” for me.


I love that they not only cut out the full cake shape, but you can also cut out just the flowers plus a cake stand.



New Products Available Tomorrow

Here are all the the coordination products available beginning tomorrow and the products they coordinate with.  CLICK HERE to download a flyer.

Small Bloom Punch



Coloring With Watercolor Pencils & a Blender Pen

In the video I show you how easy it is to color with Watercolor Pencils.  This might be a great option for those of you looking for a way to color your stamped images.


Card Recipe:

  • Rich Razzleberry:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Bermuda Bay:  3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″
  • Whisper White:  3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • Whisper White:  1 1 /8″ x 4 1/4″

Here is the same card layout colored with Stampin’ Blends


Cardstock colors on this one are Seaside Spray and Purple Posey.

Coloring With Stampin’ Pads & an AquaPainter

Also in the video I teach you how to use your ink pads and an AquaPainter to color your stamped images.  This gives you a completely different look.  Also for this card I used the new Birthday Dies to cut out the cake.


Card Recipe:

  • Crumb Cake:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Melon Mambo:  3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″
  • Bermuda Bay:  3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • Watercolor Paper & Basic Black


My Stepped Up Card

This one I am calling my stepped up card because I use all the dies and added a lot of dimension, which is easy to do with the die that cuts out just the flowers. Simply stamp the cake 2 times, color one and the other just color the flowers and cut them out and pop up with dimensionals.





Don’t forget it is time to celebrate with Sale-a-bration.  Select a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration brochure for every $50 you order!

CLICK HERE for all the details!


Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed the cards and learned a new way to color your stamped images.  As always, if you have questions or if I can help you with anything, just leave me a comment. Or, if you just want to let me know what you think of the projects today I love to hear from my readers!







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