Purple Rocks!

Purple rocks and has been my favorite color for along time. I thought I pretty much had the market of “owning purple things” all tied down.  Then I met my customer Sandy; she has a purple car. I guess I have some room to accumulate…HA!

Back on track – coloring with purple gives you so many options in cardmaking.  Of course, stamping directly from the ink pad to paper is one technique and can give great results. But, when you color using an Aqua Painter and re-inkers, the look is so unique.

what I Love

The technique I like to use for coloring is this: take the ink pad of the color/s you want to use, open it up, and put a drop or two of the same color re-inker into the lid. This will become your coloring “palette”. Using your Aqua Painter, dip the tip into the ink pad lid, squeezing out just a bit of water at the same time. You’ll now have some ink on the brush tip and you can start to color. The more water you use, the lighter the color will be.

Watercolor or Shimmer White paper works the best, but you can use Whisper White or Very Vanilla Cardstock if you are gentle. If you use too much pressure when laying down the color, your paper will start to “pill” and you won’t be happy with the results. One more tip: be sure you stamp your outline image with Memento or Archival Black Ink; it will smear if you use a waterbased ink for the image.

The stamp set used for this card is What I Love (a free Sale-A-Bration item).

Here are the instructions if you want to stamp a few:


Card Base: Whisper White 5 ½ x 8 ½

DSP: 1 ½ x 5 ½

Daffodil Strip: ¼ x 5 ½

White Images Pieces: 1 ¼ x 1 ¼



  • Score and fold the card base.
  • Add the Black patterned DSP to the bottom
  • Add the Daffodil Strip to just above the DSP
  • Stamp Lined Flower Image from What I Love in Black Memento
  • Color with Rich Razzleberry Re-inker and Aqua Painter
  • Add the Stamped and colored squares to the card using Dimentionals
  • Stamp the “Thank You” in Black Memento
  • Add Gold Wink of Stella to the center of the flowers for a beautiful shimmer.

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