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Technique Spotlight: Coloring with Wink of Stella

Updated: May 18, 2022

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Sometimes I just really need a layout idea to get my creative juices flowing. When I was preparing Wednesday's What's Up! Stampers? Live Facebook video project, I struggled a little bit. The one thing I knew I wanted to do was to color in an image with Wink of Stella and ink refill. But what image was I going to color, and what was this card even going to look like?

Question #1: What image was I going to color? Earlier in the week I had shared again on Facebook the cards I had made using the host stamp set from the JJ21 Mini Catalog, called Suite Sampler. The stamp set contains images that coordinate with several different suites in that same catalog. I had even written a blog post about this stamp set in early February. I shared sample and those samples' recipes, and it was fantastic good fun. To bring a bit more attention to that stamp set again, I decided that's what I would use. Since the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper is so beautiful, I decided it would be the hydrangea stamp that would steal the show.

Question #2: What was this card going to look like? I scrolled through one of my most favorite boards on Pinterest, and this one by pdncurrier caught my eye.

I absolutely love the angle made with the Stitched Rectangles Dies. So unique, but so easy. This design was where I wanted to go with the card. Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper, Hydrangea stamp from the Suite Sampler host stamp set, color with Wink of Stella and our ink, add a ribbon, sentiment, and voila! This beauty:

Pictures do not at all do this hydrangea justice. It sparkles with Wink of Stella. Trust me.

Here's how I did the coloring. It's simple.

#1: Get ink from the desired ink pad color on a clear block by pushing the block into the ink pad.

#2: Dip a Wink of Stella into the well of ink, watercolor paint the image. So pretty!

Paper sizes:

-Thick Basic White cardstock: 4 1/4" x 11"

-Basic White cardstock: largest Stitched Rectangles Dies

-Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

For a full tutorial on how to make the project, take a look at this week's What's Up! Stampers? video. For a list of products used and links to my online store, see below.

Stamping blessings,


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