The Thanks Card is a 4” square Love Note and is the final design from the Color Me Happy Bundle, which includes the Color Me Happy Stamp Set and the Color Me Happy Project Kit. The Bundle saves you 10%, by the way. These are being offered especially for the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.
Pool Party, a Tint from the Green-Blue/Blue-Green Color Group, and Night of Navy, the Shade of the Blue Color Group, form the Analogous Color Scheme. The tiny bit of Pumpkin Pie, the Tone from the Orange Color Group, is too insignificant to be included in the Color Scheme, even for an Analogous Plus Scheme.
For coloring the large Thanks image, I started with the Dark Pool Party Marker. However, when I used either the Dark or Light Night of Navy Markers, I found I needed to use the Color Lifter to correct the Night of Navy enthusiasm streaks, then I had to go over the Pool Party areas again. I also found the writing tip of the Marker leaves a thicker line than the brush tip, so coloring fine areas with the point of the brush tip works best.
I tried the Light Pumpkin Pie Marker to color the splash drops, but it didn’t look as good as with the Dark Pumpkin Pie Marker. The brush tip was perfect to fill in the splash drops and the Color Lifter was terrific to move the color back inside the lines.
The Color Lifter is designed to let you move the “outside the lines” colors back into the stamped image. It works well for camouflaging your coloring enthusiasm. It also lifts color so you can create highlights without switching between Light and Dark colors.
The Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers made their debut in November, along with the Color Me Happy Bundle, which includes the Color Me Happy Stamp Set and the Color Me Happy Project Kit. The Bundle saves you 10%. You can see the contents of the bundle and the Stampin’ Blends collection on my All the Current Catalogs Page. The Color Me Happy Stamp Set, Project Kit and Bundle are only available while supplies last.
The Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection includes all the Stampin’ Blends colors plus the Color Lifter. There isn’t a discount on the Collection, but all the Markers are together for convenience and include the most popular colors in the Stampin’ Up! palette.
Tools & Adhesive
Did you know you can also qualify for Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!® if your order product total exceeds $150. Just click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar or on any of the product links in this article to order what you need to make your own Thanks Card.