Top 3 Tips for Stampin’ Blends Markers and the #1 Stamp Set for Learning How to Color


Want to know the secret to great coloring results with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers? I’ve got 3 top MAGIC tips for you today – along with the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set, which I’m declaring the #1 ‘learn to color’ stamp set. Ready for the magic tips? The first is about the order that coloring happens. The second is about picking your colors and the third is a little secret that people forget all the time. But you’ll be ready to create amazing images after today’s video.

Three MAGIC Tips for Learning to Color with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers:

Step 1: Stamp your image – today’s card features a mask that leaves the perfect space across the center for a greeting.


Step 2: Layer your colors on the card – this is Magic Tip #1! Layer color in light-dark-light. Start with the lighter Stampin’ Blend Marker and lay a base of even color. Then go back with the darker shade and color on the ‘color here’ lines where shadows should appear. Finally go back with the light marker and blend at the place where the dark and light meet.


Step 3: Add another color – this is Magic Tip #2!! Look below at how the addition of the Daffodil Delight Stampin Blends Marker starts to really bring out the variation in the sunflowers. In addition to the light/dark combo, adding a whole second color (my first was So Saffron) will add extra dimension and interest to your card.


Step 4: Keep on coloring – repeat for each element of your stamped design. Use Magic Tip 1 (light/dark/light) and Magic Tip 2 (add another color) as needed.


Step 5: Add a shadow line to connect your image to the cardstock – this is Magic Tip #3!! Here I’ve used Crumb Cake Light Stampin’ Blends Marker to go around the very outer edge of the entire image. Look below at how I’ve completed the bottom half of the flowers – see how they look so much more realistic, compared to the top half, where I haven’t edged yet?


Magic Tips 1-3 will transform your Stampin’ Blends Coloring.


Then assemble all the pieces as I’ve shown in the video tutorial! Coloring with Stampin’ Blends is one of my favorite ways to create a big WOW on cards.


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Learn to Use Stampin’ Blends Markers – Celebrate Sunflowers Card Tutorial Video:

View below or use the link to view directly on my LovenStamps YouTube channel. Don’t forget to subscribe while you’re there!

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