Color Outside the Lines

Designed by Cathie Allan




  1. Cut 5” x 7” piece of Super Stock. Ink Botanical Blooms stamp with Wild Hare ink from the Love PaintBox. Stamp image onto Super Stock, reink and stamp again, continue until entire panel is covered with overlapping images.
  2. Add more ink to the Boysenberry ink pad in the Love PaintBox so it is extra inky. Snap Stylus tips onto Handle and gently tap tip on Boysenberry inkpad. When tip is extremely inky, apply ink directly over the stamped images. Coat the entire panel. Use a paper towel to wipe the excess Boysenberry off your front panel.
  3. Ink Botanical Blooms with Wild Hare and stamp a few times over Boysenberry. Use black marker and ruler to edge the panel. Place the panel in between two pieces of newsprint and iron with hot dry iron to set.
  4. Cut a 3 3/8” x 3 3/8” piece of Super Stock. Ink Leaf Branch generously with Black and stamp in center of Super Stock diamond as shown. Emboss with Clear embossing powder.  
  5. Add more ink to the Clear inkpad with refill so it is extra inky. Tap a clean Stylus tip onto the pad, when tip is nice and juicy, apply ink on and around embossed image, be sure to cover the entire diamond.
  6. Tap a second white foam tip onto the Clear pad to prep it for Smooch® application. Add Orchid Frost to the prepped foam tip by swiping the applicator across tip. Apply to embossed image, as shown.
  7. Using a different tip for each color repeat step #2 with Luscious Lime and Spruce. Remember, “GO OUTSIDE THE LINES”. Finish by adding Orchid Frost fairly heavy in center.  Place square in between two pieces of newsprint and iron with a hot dry iron until all embossing powder is absorbed into paper. Use ruler and black marker to edge the piece.
  8. Use Grand Caliber to create a die cut frame by placing the second largest die in label set inside the largest die with SuperStock and running them through the machine together.
  9. Ink frame die cut with Antique Pewter by removing the inkpad from the PaintBox and pouncing it over the frame. Use the inky Boysenberry foam tip to shade around the edges of the frame. Emboss with clear embossing powder. While the embossing powder is still warm, add more clear powder and re-heat.
  10. Ink the “Color outside the line” stamp with ColorBox Surfacez™ Black and stamp onto the piece of embossable window plastic. Trim the plastic until it is roughly 3.75” x 2”
  11. Cut a 10” x 7” piece of Super Stock, score it vertically to create card base. Adhere Flower piece onto front of card with foam squares.
  12. Assemble the rest of the card as shown using adhesive foam squares and iCraft Adhesive as needed.

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