Rubber Stamping with Color Me Happy!

Rubber Stamping with Color Me Happy!

Kay Williamson

The cheerful images and (sometimes silly) expressions on the Color Me Happy stamp sheets provide tons of card making inspiration. Here are some ideas to help you get started. JUMBO UM CARD #1 Stamp the large collage image onto a White panel and have some fun with your watercolor pencils. I think this is my favorite go-to technique! CARD #2 The solid images on the Jumbo sheet are designed to cleverly fit onto the large collage image. Color by stamping the three flower and leaf shapes that fit. Then add a watercolor wash over the top for more color in the stamped background. CARD #3 Color a panel of Yupo paper with gelatos and blend/splatter with water. Allow the panel to dry completely. Stamp the dragonflies onto a separate sheet of White Plain, color with Gelatos, and adhere to the card panel. CARD #4 Stamp the dragonfly and floral images onto a Brown panel with White Pigment ink, and color the dragonfly wings with glitter glue. CARD #5 Create a background panel with watercolor wash and splatters and allow time to dry. Stamp the solid images with Fuchsia, Ocean, Peridot and Amethyst ink and finish with a sentiment. ART NOUVEAU UM CARD #1 Begin with an 8" Brown square scored and folded in both directions. Remove the 4" square from the upper right corner of the card base. Nest 3.5" squares or 3.5x7" folded squares onto each side of the Brown base to make an interactive card.
Opening tri-fold card
Closed tri-fold card
CARD #2 Fussy-cut the stamped sun and adhere with foam circles. (The sentiment can be removed from the center of the sun if you'd like to stamp the images separately.) CARD #3 Dab Yupo paper with alcohol ink and allow the paper to dry completely. Trim into 1" squares and stamp with White Pigment and Earth inks. GREETING UM CARD #1 Temporarily place stamped sentiment on the Green stamped card panel. Mark the edges of the panel with a pencil, remove, and cut leaves to hold the stamped sentiment in place. CARD #2 Stamp three 1 x 5.25" strips and adhere to a White card panel. Adhere the sentiment with foam circles and tuck in Metallic Dot Stickers to embellish. CARD #3 Stamp leaves more than once without reinking to create more depth. TIP: When stamping off the edge of the card panel a second time, be sure to move the stamp further off the edge of the panel to avoid a harsh line. This collection, colors, and stamps make me so happy! Enjoy! Kay

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