April 04, 2018

My Favorite Things April Release | Just Add Color

Hello and welcome back! Today I have a card to share for a new monthly feature on the My Favorite Things blog called Just Add Color. The design team will be sharing cards, stamped images, and projects from the newest release that feature coloring in some way.

For my card, I decided to use the new Rain or Shine stamp set with Strathmore Toned Gray paper and my Prismacolor pencil crayons. I love how vibrant the pencils look on this paper and couldn't wait to create a rainbow umbrella on this image.

I stamped the images onto my paper with Extreme Black ink with my Misti stamping tool, and I left the stamps in the Misti so I could re-stamp the images after I coloured them. By doing it this way, I don't have to worry if I mute down the stamped lines with my colouring because I can restamp and darken the outlines back up. 

I coloured the images with my pencil crayons, and I will admit that it took awhile LOL! I like to do all my blending with my pencils and not use Gamsol, so it does take me awhile to colour.  Once I had the colouring down,  I ended up re-stamping the images in black ink, and then I stamped them in Versamark and clear embossed them. This gave everything a bold black border and some raised dimension.

I added the panel to a piece of white card stock and then adhered the entire piece onto a Limelight card base. I love the bright card base with the brightly coloured images.

I also wanted to share the card and envelope I created for this month's release class. I used the same Rain or Shine stamp set with the new Envelope Buddy stencil to create matching envelope art.

You can find the downloadable class PDF and the video for this project on the MFT blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Stay tuned tomorrow for another new monthly series featuring the newest release.



  1. Wow! Such vibrant colors! Love love love!!

  2. Such fabulous coloring! I can't believe how vibrant it is on the toned gray!

  3. Beautiful card. I love the colors and darling images.