Jan 9, 2014

To Color, or Not To Color?

That is the question!
Hey there! It's Samantha, and I'm super excited to share my cards today! Today we're going to be looking at coloring, paper piecing, or both for your stamped images! :)

And I'm using one of my very favorite stamp sets from the last release - 'Press it, Wash it'! That dust bunny just gets me everytime - so so so cute!!

I acually ended up making 3 cards with this set (again!!); that's how much I love it!
My first card was just copic colored, onto some super thick  white paper. I love it!

The images on this stamp set are SO much fun to color!

Then I thought, how fun would it be add some shade with the copics onto some already fun, patterned paper!! Have any of you tried that before...I love the way it looks!!

As you can see, I did a LOT of coloring outside the image - that was mostly to make sure only a small amount of the shading showing up! (I didn't want to cover all of the pattern of the paper up!)

And here's a card with this technique!

I LOVE the tiny bit of dimension the coloring adds here!! So FUN!

Here's a quick comparison of all three methods!

If you want to see the card i made with just patterned paper - check it out on my blog, here!
What is your favorite way to add life to your images?

Let me know, I would LOVE to check out your cards!
You can also upload your images to the Sweet Stamp Shop flickr group, here!

Oh, and you're NOT going to want to miss the new release coming up here next week!!! SO exciting! Make sure you check it out!

Thanks again for stopping by!!
~Samantha Pin It


  1. this card is adorable!!! the set is fabulous :) i love how you color outside the lines when you are going to fussy cut anyways samantha! :)

  2. TOTALLY ADORABLE! I never think to copic on my patterned paper. Genius!

  3. LOVE this post! Your cards are super adorable!

  4. Who would of thought to copic color on top of patterned paper??? You would!!! I really love the comparison of all the techniques. Way to go!! Thanks for the inspiration!