You’d have to be living under a rock to not have seen the coloring books for adults that are everywhere. I love them and own several but that doesn’t stop me from picking up and leafing through every new one I see. What I’m looking for is usability after coloring. I love coloring as much as the next 8 year old; the only difference being, I’d like there to be more purpose in it than just relaxation. I want to be able to use it for something. A home decor piece maybe, or a card or gift. Anybody else feel the same way?
The other thing I have amassed a shocking collection of, is stamps. Rubber, cling, clear, you name it, I have some. Many some. So between a need for “useful” coloring projects and wanting to justify the purchase of all. these. stamps! I have created some card sets for you to color and then create cards with. (The sets include only the stamped card front, not the card bases or envelopes). You can color or paint them the way you like, but to give you an idea of what you can do with them, I’ve finished up some from each set.
This first set, Blossoms, is stamped with black dye ink onto white cardstock and can be used with pencil crayons and markers, either alcohol or water based. It also comes with a selection of stamped, heat embossed sentiments for use on the two card fronts that have no sentiment stamped on.
This set, called Blooms, includes two card fronts that are stamped and white heat embossed so you’ll need good lighting or better eyes than mine to see the design until you apply some color. Once you do, the design is beautifully revealed. One card is gold embossed and the last one is embossed with black and die cut for you.
Bouquets, is the last set and it is 4 designs stamped and heat embossed in black. All the sentiments you see in the photo below I have added myself to allow you the freedom to use whatever sentiment you choose, or leave them completely blank for framing or gifting. In this set, the card on the bottom right was colored and then I die cut a rectangle from the center and popped that piece up for a bit of dimension.
As you can see in all cases, once the coloring or painting was done, little else is needed. For the most part, I used some enamel dots or sequins and called it good.
These sets will be available in the store for the upcoming crop and online sometime after that. I hope you’ll like them (so that there will be reason for me to buy more stamps) (did I say that out loud?) and I’d love to see your finished creations!