Easy Stamp Colouring

Easy Stamped Card
Hi friends Thank you so much for all the support on my earlier Roses card. I seem to be still in the red- black and white combo mood and this time I did manage to keep it CAS!!
Easy Stamped Card
 I  have used some gorgeous stamps  which were gifted to me by Maureen[ the owner of the Rudolph Challenge ] and Jannie[owner of the Cuttlebugmania  Challenge  ].I keep a record of all the dies and stamps I have in the free version of "Evernote" and also keep a note of the "unused" stamps and dies. That way I can slowly work my way through the unused supplies instead of reaching for the same favourites again and again!
Easy Stamp Colouring
The WCMD Challenges always make me try out new techniques  especially with stamps. One technique I have just discovered is the fun and easy way to color stamps using matching dies.
Easy Stamp Colouring
The beautiful Recollections stamp and die set has 2 dies to cut the poinsettias and layer them but I found these dies perfect to easily and quickly achieve a 2 tone coloring of the flowers. Here is how you can do it with similar dies you may have. Diecut the smaller die on a piece of card...position it over your stamped card and ink with a dark color --I used fired brick Distress Inks 
Easy Stamp Colouring
It looks really cool doesnt it!! You can do the same thing using masks but then...this is the easier way for lazy bums!!
Now take the larger flower diecut aperture paper and the smaller flower diecut piece...position it over the poinsettia and blend in Distress Ink or any other ink using a different color or shade.
Easy Stamp Colouring
While inking , make sure you press down the central small diecut so that it doesnt budge. If you are using different shades of the same color it doesnt matter much as you can easily correct mistakes later on too.
Easy Stamp Colouring
Lift off the card stock and you have a beautiful 2 toned flower. If there are gaps...blend in again using the lighter color and you are good to go! I was able to color all the flowers so quickly  where it would have taken ages if I was water-coloring or using some other technique!! Sometimes crafting does need to be quick and simple doesnt it!!!!
Stamped Die cut
I used holly leaves from a Winnie and Walter set to add a design to the "Wishes" die cut which was layered on a banner as a finishing touch!
Easy Stamped Card
Though a rather full card I do love it that I was able to keep it CAS !!! Yay!!!

Supplies : Dies :Winnie and Walter Wishes Cutaway,  2018 -Crealies Text Dies No 115, Small Banner -Crealies  Set of 3 No 54,Recollections Christmas Noel Stamps and Dies Poinsettia,
Punch : Dress My Craft Banner Punch
Stamps : Recollections Christmas Noel Stamps and Dies Poinsettia,Winnie and Walter In Bloom Elsa's Flora ,Inkadinkado Christmas Silhouettes 98398,Craft Sensations  Clear Stamp and Die Santa,Winnie and Walter Scenery Big Bang Flur
Linking to
WCMD 2018 Dress Up Die Cuts Challenge with Gayatri- stamped holly leaves on the  Wish die cut
Crystal- black and white background created with a variety of stamps
WCMD 2018  Ink Blending Challenge with Lea- used  Ink blending with Distress Ink to colour the stamped flowers
WCMD 2018 Stamp Images Mash Up Challenge with Jessica - used 5 stamps
WCMD 2018 Coordinating Die Coloring Challenge with Kelly- used the technique to color the stamped poinsettias


  1. Your Christmas cards looks so elegant in the black and red Sonia, and the dimensional sentiment finishes it off a treat.

    B x

  2. Beautiful! Love the red and black!
    Have a great day!

  3. So GORGEOUS! Loving that background you created!!!!

  4. It's so absolutely gorgeous!! The colors look so amazing!! Elegant and fabulous, my friend!! I love it!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Very eye catching and a quick and easy technique. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. A fabulous card Sonia, such an effective technique.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  7. Gorgeous Sonia..great technique and love your design.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  8. You are a genius, thanks so much for the super useful tips!! :) I need to make my crafting more quick!
    Fabulous new style on your cards, love the black&white plus red colours combo and the big diecut sentiment is a perfect choice!!


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