Stamp and color in advance

As you know, sometimes I just like to try out stamps and see what happens. I recently played with this Pink Persimmon “Mermaid pearls” stamp and coloring it with Distress markers (onto specialty stamping paper)…

Um, but then what to do?! I decided I needed to add some pearls, and make a card of it:

Newsflash: it doesn’t always have to be tricky and you don’t have to re-invent the wheel. You can just play and enjoy. My card background was made by coating with distress stain, flicking with water (drying), and then stamping with another Pink Persimmon stamp in the same color. I also stamped in black the “notes” stamp.

I really like the idea of stamping and coloring a special image and saving it, then later figuring out what project to use it on. So often I can think of a cool idea, or just want to color, but don’t have a finished project in me.

I hope you’ve liked today’s project – here are the supplies used:

Note: the stamps I used today are by Pink Persimmon – and they tell me that they should be in stores and/or available on their site soon.

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12 thoughts on “Stamp and color in advance”

  1. Thanks for the push. I am always thinking I should do this with new stamps. Just stamp them off and have them ready so when I do need a quick card, much of the work is already done. Excellent suggestion. I love that Mermaid stamp, too. Will have to check them out.

  2. I was at a friend’s house recently and she had a box full of to-be-completed pages where she had pulled her photos, papers and embellishments together. This way she can just grab one when she has a chance and scrap it. Not a new concept, I know, but this dovetails nicely with your post today. Love that stamp.

  3. Ok, such a simple idea. Take out stamps, color, put away for a later day. Genious! I am trying to make kits from my stash, and really didn’t want to spend a fortune on stickers/die cuts. Thanks for the solution to that problem.

  4. It is so true! I do have lots of ideas without knowing what I want to do with it and for some reason it keeps me from making it! I guess I need to chance that approach!

  5. I love that Pink Persimmon stamp you used! Shes not a Disney Princess, but maybe she’s an Ocean Mermaid Princess…she’ll do!

  6. I have all kinds of images that I’ve colored, but
    I forget to pull them out and use them. Any

  7. What a fun card May. I do play around with new stamps and often save the images. My only problem is that I usually forget where I put them, LOL. But at some point I do find a few and have added the image to a project. Great reminder to me to go see what I have…if I can remember where I stashed them:)

  8. I try and remember to do this as often as I can, so I have a good supply of stamped images either to color in or are already colored in. I usually forget about them but thanks to todays post, I dug them out and will stamp a bunch more and take all the uncolored ones with me on vacation so I can be a little crafty without missing not being in my craft room!!
    Thanks for the Pink Persimmon inspiration, totally my kind of retro/vintage style stamps!!

  9. Here’s a finished project – I used that Lawn Fawn set I was playing with last month – you can see it is double stamped. Onto the tag (which was water stamped first) in paint, and also individual images cut out after stamping and staining. Love the finished look! I used a dotted stamp which looks kind of like random water dots on my background – love that look.

  10. I was SO bummed to have missed the Pink Persimmon Design Team Call. Cutest stamps ever!! I would love to know of challenges sponsored by PP so I can play along as well.
    Great card!!

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