Stamping for Beginners – Colouring

Stamping for Beginners – Colouring

Hello and welcome to Lesson 8 of the HCHC Stampin’ Basics Series. The series is the perfect introduction to stamping for beginners or a refresher for those with some experience.

In this Series you will learn how to stamp and how to get great results from your stamping – whether you are interested in making cards, scrapbooking or any other paper craft. Once we’ve covered the absolute basics we’ll step it up and discover some great techniques that will take your projects to the next level. But, don’t worry, we’ll make sure you have all the ground-work in place first!

Last week…

In lesson 7 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course we looked at different embossing techniques – embossing with folders, heat embossing, embossing with paste etc. If you missed it, you can find the blog post here (includes a link to the videos).

This week… Stamping for Beginners – Colouring

Stamping For Beginners Colouring by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

In this week’s lesson we look at Colouring Techniques. In the video I cover:

  • Stampin’ Blends (alcohol markers)
  • watercolour pencils
  • watercolouring with ink pads or ink refills
  • blender pens, water painters and Stampin’ Spritzers
  • sponge brayers and daubers
  • which inks to use
  • which cardstock to use

In summary:

Stampin’ Blends

  • stamp outline image in Memento or standard Stampin’ Up! ink
  • start with ‘dark’ pen and then move to ‘light’ pen
  • use circular motion to help blends
  • start with simple ‘open’ images and progress to more complex
  • do an internet search for photos of what you are colouring to get hints on where to add light and shade
  • PRACTISE
  • HAVE FUN
  • Shop Stampin’ Blends

Watercolour

  • stamp outline image in StazOn or heat emboss
  • lay down the colour using watercolour pencils or ink
  • blend out using water or Blender Pens
  • use Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper or Shimmery White Cardstock
  • use Stampin’ Spritzers for extra effects
  • start with simple ‘open’ images and progress to more complex
  • do an internet search for photos of what you are colouring to get hints on where to add light and shade
  • PRACTISE
  • HAVE FUN
  • Shop Watercolour Pencils

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this course. If you have any questions or comments about the content in Lessons 1-8, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Now that we have covered the Basics and learnt some new techniques we are going to put it all into practice with the follow-up series: Step It Up! Each week I will create a very simple card and then give advice on how to step it up and look at the difference between the cards we create. I hope this will give you lots of inspiration and practical advice on applying what you have learnt so far.

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That’s all for now, see you next time! 

Happy crafting, h x

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

Clean & Simple Geared Up Garage Card

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you my Clean & Simple Geared Up Garage Card. This card was created for a Clean & Simple Colour Challenge featuring Night of Navy, Real Red and So Saffron. You can find out more about these challenges, see the other entries or take part on the CAS Colours & Sketches website. Here is a visual of the challenge colours…

Here’s is my entry for the challenge…

Stampin' Up! Clean & Simple Geared Up Garage Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm which forms the main card front.

I have sponged So Saffron ink on the corner of the card front to help ground the images and to bring in the challenge colour.

The tool box and oil can images from the Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage Stamp Set are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock. The images are coloured using the Night of Navy and Real Red Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers and cut out using the coordinating Garage Gears Dies. These die cuts are adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Clean & Simple Geared Up Garage Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The sentiment is also stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock. It is cut out using one of the Tasteful Labels Dies. I trimmed the edge of the die cut and adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

What do you think to my Clean & Simple Geared Up Garage Card?

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Clean & Simple Geared Up Garage Card. Do you enjoy creating clean and simple projects or do you feel that your creations are not complete until there are lots of embellishments and very little white space?

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. 

If you don’t have a copy of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, you can request one here.

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For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. My June 2020 Host Code is: ZG9GYQAN – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop. For more information on how to use the code click here.

For orders of £99/129€ or more, why not purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit and get £130/175€ worth of supplies for just £99/129€? Find out more here. You can also add an EXTRA FREE bundle to this offer during June! Click here for details.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list…

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

Granny Apple Green Colour Challenge 2

Hello and welcome to Week 2 of my Stampin’ Up! Granny Apple Green Colour Challenge! This week the combination is: Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy and Real Red. I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Round Of Applause Stamp Set as I wanted to send a Congratulations card to someone who has been amazing recently. I hope you like my Round Of Applause Card and I hope they do too!

Stampin' Up! Round of Applause Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Night of Navy cardstock. I have then used a layer of Granny Apple Green cardstock measuring 6 x 14.9 cm. Onto this layer I have repeatedly stamped the sentiment – ‘you can do anything (obviously)’ in Granny Apple Green ink.

The main sentiment and wreath are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched Shapes dies. The wreath is coloured in using the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.

Stampin' Up! Round of Applause Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The floral image is stamped three times in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock. These are coloured using the Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy and Real Red Stampin’ Blends and then fussy-cut. The floral images are adhered to the back of the sentiment piece using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

A length of Night of Navy Ribbon (from the Playing With Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack) is adhered to the card front using Tear & Tape. The sentiment piece is then adhered over the top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Round of Applause Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The final touch is to create an insert with the ‘congratulations’ sentiment stamped in Night of Navy ink and the floral image stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured as above.

What do you think?

I love my Colour Challenges as it means that I use combinations that I wouldn’t generally choose. Granny Apple Green and Night of Navy go together surprisingly well and I love the little hints of Real Red. Do you like my Round Of Applause Card?

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below.

If you don’t have a copy of the catalogue, you can request one here.

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For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. My June 2020 Host Code is: ZG9GYQAN – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop. If you would like more information about how to use the code, you can find it here.

For orders of £99/129€ or more, why not purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit and get £130/175€ worth of supplies for just £99/129€? Find out more here. During June the offer get EVEN BETTER as you can also add in a FREE BUNDLE! Click here for more details.

Happy crafting, h x

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Jar of Flowers Bundle

Hello and welcome! I recently introduced you to the Stampin’ Up! Jar of Flowers Stamp Set. If you missed that post you can find it here. Today I’d like to share a card that adds in the coordinating Jar Punch. Purchasing the Jar of Flowers Bundle means you get 10% off the combined price of the Stamp Set and Punch.

If you would prefer to watch me create the card, simply scroll to the end of this blog post where you can watch my video tutorial.

In my project I decided to use the punch to cut a piece of Vellum cardstock which I think gives a lovely frosted glass look to the jar.

Stampin' Up! Jar of Flowers Bundle Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Grey Granite cardstock and this is followed by a layer of Gorgeous Grape cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. The main card front is a 9.5 x 13.9 cm piece of Whisper White cardstock.

The jar image is stamped in Grey Granite ink and the ‘water’ is added in Coastal Cabana ink. This is a ‘reversible’ stamp set so the ‘water’ is added using the back of the back of the small jar image – it’s so clever!

Stampin' Up! Jar of Flowers Bundle Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The stems and flowers are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured using the Old Olive and Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends.

The jar is punched out of Vellum cardstock and adhered using a small strip of Tear & Tape – make sure to place the Tear & Tape such that it will be covered by the ribbon. A length of Old Olive ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon combo Pack is adhered to the jar using another small strip of Tear & Tape.

Stampin' Up! Jar of Flowers Bundle Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The sentiment is created using the Well Written dies and I have cut the word ‘friend’ out of Coastal Cabana and Gorgeous Grape cardstock – I used the Adhesive Sheets. They are offset slightly and the adhered together and then to the card front.

What do you think?

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the Stampin’ Up! Jar of Flowers Bundle! If so, just wait until next time when we’ll also introduce the Shaker Domes – they’re so cute!

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. 

If you don’t have a copy of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, you can request one here.

Don’t forget…

For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. My June 2020 Host Code is: ZG9GYQAN – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop. For more information on how to use the code click here.

For orders of £99/129€ or more, why not purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit and get £130/175€ worth of supplies for just £99/129€? Find out more here. You can also add an EXTRA FREE bundle to this offer during June! Click here for details.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list…

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Video tutorial…

|———–Disclaimer——–|

The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®