This DIY note card tutorial with coloring techniques will provide tips on how to achieve beautiful images using the Stampin’ Blends. Whether you’re coloring a rooster or a birthday cake, the step-by-step tips I provide in today’s video will provide professional results.

Stampin’ Blends can be used individually or in a color combination. I’ve used them both ways on today’s card proving easy for even the newest stamper. Coloring techniques are easy using these alcohol-based markers simply because you can layer color as many times as needed to achieve the results you’re looking for. The secret is taking your time and using Thick Whisper White cardstock.

Be sure to watch the video for the tips, then scroll down to view the pictures, cutting dimensions and supplies.

DIY Note Card Tutorial with Coloring Techniques Video

DIY Note Card Tutorial with Coloring Techniques Details

Rooster images can be colored in a array of tones. Experiment with this layout using designer paper you already own or choose the Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper for free during Sale-A-Bration! The Home to Roost stamp set is also a free selection, too!


Layering punch sizes can give a simple image a lot of impact. Here’s I’ve used the 2″ Circle Punch, 2 1/4″ Circle Punch and the Starburst Punch. Here’s a tip. Your base punch layer should be your darkest color. Select your colors from the designer paper you choose or the image you’ve colored.

Coloring and Shading Techniques on a Rooster Note Card

Don’t miss the tips in the video about aligning the designer paper panels. A little adhesive and a watchful eye will have them perfectly aligned!

Cutting Dimensions

  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock base is cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper are each cut 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Whisper White cardstock banner is cut 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock banner layer is cut 5/8″ x4 1/4″


Coloring Techniques Pinnable

This graphic is perfect for pinning to your favorite Pinterest paper crafting board. Save it for later reference when using this layout or coloring with Stampin’ Blends.


Join Me Live on Wednesday

I’ll be Live on YouTube, this Wednesday, February 27 at 8PM EST – 5PM PST – 6PM MST – 7PM CST! I’ll be demonstrating a new project and you won’t want to miss the tips and inspiration I have to share. This is a free Live event so invite your friends and plan to join us HERE. If you’d like to comment during the live event, be sure to create and log in to your YouTube account. Can’t watch live? No problem. The event is recorded for you to watch when it’s convenient.

Live on YouTube Wednesday, February 27. Watch live or the replay for lots of tips, inspiration and interaction fun. Lisa's Stamp Studio

Paper Pumpkin’s Birthday Gift to You

Paper Pumpkin is turning 6 years old and Stampin’ Up! will be celebrating by including a FREE, ADDITIONAL STAMP SET in the specially designed March kit! You read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit! Each kit arrives at your home, and in addition to the two free stamp sets for March, you’ll also receive a new ink spot and pre-cut supplies to make great projects. PLUS all my Paper Pumpkin subscribers receive added inspiration – my Paper Pumpkin Parade – a bundle of tutorials with additional project ideas using each month’s kit! Subscribe by March 10th! Get all the details HERE.


Shop and Choose for Free

Yes, I said free! Now through March 31, spend $50 (before tax and shipping) and choose a FREE product of your choice from the exclusive Sale-A-Bration brochure! There’s no limit – for every $50 you spend, choose another FREE product! Earn even bigger selections when you spend $100 – great for those of you with a big wish list! Just look for the “FREE $50 and $100” icons throughout the brochure. New products were added on February 15th. Click on the image below to take a look. All my online ordering rewards apply as well. Click HERE to read about my rewards program


Create a Custom Kit

If your wish list contains at least $99 in product then you should consider the custom starter kit. There are two options for you to customize your kit through March 31:

  • Option 1: Choose $175 of products and pay a reduced price of $99 – free shipping – 20% discount on future purchases through July 31, 2019
  • Option 2: Choose $175 of products and receive the exclusive Craft & Carry Tote ($50 value!) for a reduced price of $129 – free shipping – 20% discount on future purchases through July 31, 2019

There is absolutely NO OBLIGATION and you don’t have to buy another thing if you choose not to. Watch the quick video below and see the amazing Craft & Carry Tote. You can read about how I support my stamping team and the perks they receive HERE.

Create a Custom Kit Video

Here are the products I used to create my card. Click on any of the images to be redirected to my online store. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!Shop online, get rewards. Lisa's Stamp Studio. Stampin' Up!




We are excited to host our FIRST in-person event on Saturday, August 13 in Trinity, FL! This event is open to anyone – we just hope you love to stamp.

Space is limited so don’t wait – purchase your tickets today!


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