You are likely coming from the lovely, the Spellbinder’s Blog prior to hitting mine, so for that I am so very thankful. My name is Stephanie and I illustrated this stamp set for you. Just you, the one sitting in your jams with a cuppa coffee and a hankering for some creative inspiration.
Just Add Color just hit shelves and I couldn’t be happier if I tried because she is so lovely and dainty and whimsy and lovely. Just like you my lovely friends!
She is everything you want in a stamp collection because these images can literally be used for everything. Every holiday (I am looking at you Christmas!). Every occasion (even a Quinceanera or Bar Mitzva or my gay best friend’s wedding!). Every gender (dudes love flowers, even if they won’t admit it, but I did throw in some mandalas for the win just in case). And. Every. Dang. Crafting. Project! Cards, Scrapbooking, Journaling, Planner(ing?), Fine Art. You name it and we can find a way because I am DETERMINED!
Ok, whatever, moving on because you have a ton of blogs to get to and I don’t want to take too much of your precious beautiful time. Just kidding.
I loved making these images for you. In case you are unaware I do a lot of custom tattoo designs for folks from all over the world, so when I design a stamp collection I like to draw inspiration from tattoo art and ride the line between exaggerated botanicals and true to nature botanicals. I have a little bit of both here and I hope you love them like I do!
My baby Chrysanthemum stamp is going to give you all of the “I need to color right now for my sanity” vibes! She is sooo very much fun to color. Keeping track of the insides of her petals versus the outside can be tricky but the result is so rewarding! I used some dies not in this collection for this design (the geometric die was an early Lene Lok die which I am in love with and can’t find on the website anymore… and the leaves are from my Good Vibes Only die collection found here: Good Vibes Only) And don’t we LOVE LOVE LOVE the InkOn3 “no line coloring” technique? If you haven’t heard this new trend has taken off!
Isn’t this fun, and time consuming!? But seriously, I have just decided I am going to take your whole afternoon because I can and because I want to toot my Just Add Color horn all day long.
Can we all just agree that coloring on dark paper with Prismacolor Pencils (OR Polychromos) is just about the coolest thing ever!? I think we can. Moving on…
(above) I also used and gold embossed a stamp called Geo Dots from my Cool Vibes collection, found here: Cool Vibes
I have first and foremost loved making patterns on cardstock with this collection. I think I went through a dozen sheets of paper just stamping patterns repeatedly the first day I got to play with them. I like that; colored or uncolored or partially colored; the patterns are so perfect for framing up any card or project!
I saved this one for last for two reasons. 1. It doesn’t fit the color and style of my previous cards and it is making me a little bit crazy but it’s ok actually because I made this card like 6 months ago so I will give myself a break. And 2. Feathers are my jam! Best for last folks.
I built this stamp with the intention that she be layered on top of one another like so. Most people I have seen play with this stamp have used the feather separately which is the obvious way to do it so that’s cool – BUT when you layer my little baby flowers on top of my sweet feather friend…. Dude – she comes together splendidly. I used an X-Acto knife to slice and dice her until I could puzzle piece her together just right. I will likely try again as this was my first attempt and it is a little rough (don’t look closer now! Jeez!)
Ok fine, look closer…
Well ladies and super amazing crafty secure in your manhood gentlemen – this concludes our Stephanie Low limping along as a card-maker blog. I hope Just Add Color adds some Color into your creative lives and I even more hope you will SHARE your amazing creations with me on Social Media! (Instagram: @stephanie.low.creative / Facebook @StephanieLowCreative)
Now for what you came for!
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