There is so much to love about the Feels Like Home Sale-A-Bration set. First and foremost, I love everything with bicycles. I also love FREE! This set is available for free with a qualifying order ($50 before shipping and tax) from Stampin’ Up! I also love the sentiments included in this set. Here’s a peek at the complete set.
Do you agree that it is a great stamp set? The one comment that I’ve heard several people make about this stamp set is “How would I add color to it?” So, I decided to have a play with this stamp set while I was participating in the CASE-ing Tuesday #315 challenge. (You can check out the challenge on the CASE-ing Tuesday Facebook page.)
Watercolor Pencils and A Blender Pen
My watercolor pencils and trusty blender pen saved the day with this card. It was easy to apply color to the detailed stamped image without losing the details. The blender pen has a “magic” solution inside that you can use with ink, soft pastels and as in this card, your watercolor pencils. I just rubbed the tip of the blender pen onto the point of the watercolor pencil to pick up some color.
I love Stampin’ Up!’s Watercolor Pencils (assortment 1 and 2) because the colors match perfectly with all of my favorite SU colors. I started with coloring the bike, the door, the bricks and the trees. As you can see I used a variety of colors. You can use the same blender pen, just scribble on a piece of scrap paper to remove the unused color from the tip before you switch colors. Then I colored the flowers, pots and trees. I also added a bit of grey to the ground. It was really easy to add color to this stamp!
The card Recipe
As I mentioned, I chose to follow CASE-ing Tuesday #315 (#caseingtuesday315) for this layout of this card. Basically, you follow a sketch that is based on a card in one of the Stampin’ Up! catalogs. They even give you all of the paper dimensions. Of course, you can modify the sketch to whatever fits your style. Here is the sketch that was provided as well as the card in the catalog that was the basis for the sketch.
Just follow the card sketch for most of the sizes. I changed the Basic White piece that I stamped the scene on to 4″ x 2 7/8″ to better fit the size of the stamp. I then matted it on a piece of Night of Navy that measured 4 1/4″ x 3 1/8″. The calypso coral patterned piece is from the Harvest Meadow pack of papers. They are so pretty!
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