I’m sharing several coloring tips using Country Home stamp set today. Thursday night I held a YouTube live event where I showed you how to create today’s distressed card; or as some like to say, ‘how to make paper look old’ – with the perfect farmhouse feel! This card uses the same products featured in this month’s Stamps in the Mail (SITM) free card kit.

Video tutorial includes coloring tips using Country Home stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Stamps in the Mail is a way for you to stamp with me from home. This is not a club and there is no monthly commitment. You will receive FREE pre-cut supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs). You’ll also receive envelopes, a video and PDF tutorial making it easy for you to stamp right along with me. Work at your own pace, stopping and starting the video as often as you’d like.

The PDF tutorial is perfect for those that prefer written instructions. My tutorials include multiple pictures of each card along with cutting dimensions making them perfect for future card layouts and inspiration. In addition, you will receive an exclusive invitation to my Live with Lisa event that includes live demonstrations, free tutorials and product prize drawings.

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Place ANY $50 product order (before tax and shipping), using the exclusive SITM host code EC63BSTR, by Saturday, September 15th 11:59PM EST and you’ll receive this month’s free card kit. Get more on this month’s free card kit by clicking HERE or on the picture below.

Free card kit with purchase. Lisa's Stamp Studio - Stamps in the Mail. September 2018 Country Home

Let me give you some tips and tricks on how to color! My first coloring tip uses the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder and Crumb Cake ink to provide a little distressing to the cardstock – perfect for this rustic country stamp set! I colored in the image using Stampin’ Blends – effortless and professional color is easily created with these alcohol-based markers. I provide numerous coloring tips on using these markers that you won’t want to miss in the recorded YouTube live video I’ve included below. Who agrees that adult coloring is a ton of fun?!

The Stampin’ Blends, which are alcohol markers, are comprised of one light and one dark marker which allow for easy shadowing. Even if you don’t care to shade, the Stampin’ Blends can be used as regular markers – but without the harsh coloring lines that regular markers leave behind. And don’t miss my tip in the video about creating customized colored ribbon using the Stampin’ Blends!

Video tutorial - color tips on using the Stampin' Blends. Lisa's Stamp Studio. Stampin' Up!

Video tutorial includes coloring tips using Country Home stamp set by Stampin' Up! Close up view of tin tile background and galvanized clip.

More Coloring Tips- Creating Shadows

But my coloring tips don’t stop there. Creating shadows is lots easier than you think, especially when you use the Color Lifter. I added the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends marker to the lower portions of the cotton in the image below then used the Color Lifter to lighten the shade. It creates the perfect realism to this stamped image. And the Galvanized Clips are the perfect accessory to this suite of products (pages 42-43 of the Holiday Catalog).

Video tutorial includes coloring tips using Country Home stamp set by Stampin' Up! Close up view of milk can.

I used the Color Lifter again, this time on the milk can label to lighten the tone around the greeting. The Color Lifter can also be used to ‘erase” mistakes. I share the details about that in the video included here.

Whether you like country charm, farmhouse style or looking for a versatile stamp set, the Country Home stamp set is one I know you’ll enjoy. I’ve included cutting dimensions and supplies for today’s card below. be sure to scroll down to see them.

Video tutorial includes coloring tips using Country Home stamp set by Stampin' Up! Aerial view.

Cutting Dimensions

  • Smoky Slate cardstock base is cut 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock layer is cut 2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Crushed Curry cardstock layer is cut 2 1/4″ x 4″
  • I used 4″ of Crushed Curry Satin Ribbon

Coloring Tips Using Country Home Stamp Set Video Tutorial:

Don’t forget to check out my  PDF Tutorial Library for more project tutorials that feature complete card collections and fancy folds. Click HERE to view the library. All the supplies can be purchased in my online store.

Lisa's Stamp Studio PDF Tutorials

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