Have you ever wondered how to add color to your stamped images?

Basic White: 2-3/4″ x 4″ or use Scalloped Contour Die
Dotted Paper: 4″ x 5-1/2″
Pool Party card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″


In this video, I’m going to show you 4 different ways that you can add color to a stamped image…

I started by stamping all of my images in Jet Black Stazon ink using the cake from the Best Day stamp set.

1) Blending Brush + Ink Pad

To add an all-over color that doesn’t have to stay in the lines, use a blending brush – the smaller ones give you a little more control – with an ink pad. I like to use my Stamparatus underneath so I can rub my brush off on it to avoid big splotches of color and I can keep reusing the ink.


2) Blender Pen + Ink Pad

Another way to add color when you want it in a more precise location is to use a blender pen. Squeeze your ink pad together so ink pools in the lid & pick it up with your blender pen. Add more ink as you like and clean your blender pen off on scratch paper when you’re done or before changing colors.


3) Patterned Paper

The third way to add color to an image is to stamp on patterned paper and cut it out. For this card, I stamped the birthday cake on white card stock and then again on Delicate Dessert patterned paper. Cut it out close to the image lines and tape it over the image stamped on white. You can color in details if you’d like; for the cake, I added color with the Calypso Coral watercolor pencil.


4) Watercolor Pencil + blender pen

The final way I’ll share to add color to your stamped images is to use your watercolor pencils with a blender pen. For an ombre look, I like to color in the bottom of my letters, then use the blender pen to pull the color upwards. Add a little Wink of Stella if you like some shimmer and shine!


Of course, there are even more ways that you can add colors to your stamped images so if you’d like to learn more here are 3 Ways to Use Stampin’ Blends markers.

Happy Stamping!



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