Video: North Pole Mischief

Sometimes I avoid a cute, line art stamp set because I know it will be time consuming to color.
Stamps like these make it easy to just add a little bit and feel good about it!
It’s called North Pole Mischief,  $21  #159770

In this week’s video I’m showing how to use the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers to add just enough color to not take an hour but still be super cute!




Another great example is looking at the sample below from Stampin’ Up’s concept artist.  Just the ears, tip of tail and feet have color!


I love the artwork and personality on the mischievous cat and the big eyes on the fish:)

White cards are so hard to photograph!

Bring out some of your Line art stamps and give it a try!


Shopping List 

Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack

Black Splash with Blendies

I’m drawn to black and white patterns, in clothing or home accessories and especially paper.

When I saw the new Stampin’ Up catalog had a pack of paper designed just for me (wink) I was SO happy!


It’s called Back to Black and has lots of striking, pretty patterns. See page 187 in your SU catty.


You can color your DSP with markers but the new Blendabilities are SUPER smooth and leave no streaks.

(I call them Blendies, since we are close now:)

Even Matt, with his discerning and sometimes critical eye, couldn’t tell it was hand colored and wasn’t bought that way.

The first one I made I colored in the stems and all the leaves/flowers.  It needed a little restraint on my part to avoid those the 2nd try!

When you try this at home, leave a little border of white around your images as the Blendies will soak up to the edges naturally.

I used the lightest yellow in the Daffodil Assorment #130998, the lightest red in the Cherry Cobbler assortment #130995

and the lightest green in the Olive assortment #130999.


I love the Black and white version also, with a pop of red!

The card is Basic Black, 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″, scored in landscape position at 4-1/4″ for a top fold card.

The skinny layer is 4-1/8″ x 4-1/8″

and the DSP is 4″ x 4″ so you can get 9 cards from each sheet.

The sweet greetings are from a new hostess set coming out soon, I think in the Holiday catalog, called Good Greetings.

Go Stamp Something!