Sunday, May 22, 2016

Coloring Cards

Hello. I hope you had a nice weekend. I'm back today with some "coloring cards."

Adult coloring books seem to be very popular these days. I thought it would be fun to stamp some images on the front of a card for the recipient to color! I used the stamp set in THIS card kit for the main images since most of them were outline images. I used an older alphabet stamp set from Hero Arts for the sentiment. I die-cut the panel using THIS stitched rectangle die and adhered it to a front of a black, top-folding note card.

Making multiple cards was quick and easy using my MISTI...
I stamped a few cards using THIS archival ink because it's permanent and waterproof and good for most mediums. I also stamped a few cards using THIS ink, which is good for Copic coloring. 

BONUS PROJECT:
I also want to share a fun gift idea using this concept. I stamped a tag with some of the same images and sentiment and attached it to a straw dispenser...
The images were stamped on a tag using THIS ink and cut with THIS die. I used THIS cardstock (which is great to watercolor on and goes perfectly with the markers). Here's a closer look at the tag...

I filled the dispenser with THESE markers. When you lift the lid, they are all at your fingertips...
This dispenser is a great way to store markers too! 

I hope this inspires you to search through your stamp stash and find some outline images to stamp you own coloring cards. You can mix and match from different sets to create a fun, unique look. Another idea would be to stamp the same images using white ink on to kraft cardstock, which would be fun to use with colored pencils. Click HERE to see a previous idea for creating coloring books and cards for kids (scroll to the bottom of the post).

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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7 comments:

  1. This is a great idea Heather! I will definitely be using this as inspiration to create my own coloring cards to give to friends. Your dispenser would also make a great gift.

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  2. Love this! What a great gift idea!

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  3. This is a great idea Heather! What a fun gift to give someone, especially fellow crafters who you know love to colour. Thank you.

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  4. These are so cool! Love your idea!

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