Welcome to the newest Cardz 4 Guyz challenge!  The theme for this two-week challenge is using any coloring medium.  The Rainy Days suite is just wonderful, and I am thoroughly looking forward to getting the dies and loose flowers which were on backorder until this past weekend.  When you finish here, I hope you will head over to the challenge site to see the projects from the rest of the design team members.  I always enjoy seeing how others interpret the theme.

Here’s my coloring card:

 The sketch and optional theme of weather from the Try Stamping on Tuesday # 598 gave me the layout of this card.  I am also adding it to the gallery for the Creative Creases challenge.  

I used the sketch from the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday #598 challenge sketch for my layout. I turned the sketch so it’s landscape, but you can definitely see the inspiration there. I used clear sequins for the stars in the center of the sketch, and the dots on either end, which can easily be seen if you click on the photo above.

Here’s the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch:



  • The Balmy Blue base measures 4-1/4 by 11 inches, scored at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2 inches.
  • I used four pieces of the umbrella DSP (designer series paper). The inside piece measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • The piece for the envelope flap measures 6 by 2-1/2 inches.
  • Finally, there are 2 pieces trimmed to 4-1/8 by 2-5/8 inches for the two shorter ends.
  • I trimmed a piece of Balmy Blue for the outside and Basic White for the inside. Each piece measures 3-1/4 by 4-1/4 inches. I did embossed the Balmy Blue using the raindrop embossing folder before I trimmed it to the final size.
  • I trimmed the banner to two inches wide and punched the diagonal ends using the Pick-a-Banner punch. I used the shiny paper from the Regency Park suite of products.
  • Finally, I punched a 1-inch circle from coordinating DSP for the envelope seal.


  • I adhered all the DSP pieces using multipurpose liquid adhesive.
  • Then, I put a couple of drops of white craft ink on an acrylic block and used a finger daubber to lightly add white to the Balmy Blue embossed cardstock.
  • Using an empty clear Wink of Stella pen, I added a tiny amount of glitter ink to each raindrop..
  • Next, I used the Stamparatus to stamp the turtle using black ink. I cleaned the stamp, and restamped it using VersaMark ink. After covering the turtle in clear embossing powder, I heat set it with my heat tool.
  • I used the Mango Melody and Old Olive blends combos to color in the turtle using the DSP turtle as a guide. I pretty pleased with the way it turned out and I assure you that I really did color it. When I finished, I fussy cut that turtle and the turle on the inside from another piece of DSP.
  • Next, I stamped the sentiment and umbrella on the inside white panel. I colored the umbrella using an Old Olive Stamping Write Marker.
  • I added a piece of Old Olive ribbon to the front of the banner and then tied some white bakers’ twine around the ribbon.
  • I added dimesnionals under the banner and the turtle for the front.
  • Adhere the Balmy Blue piece to the front flop of the Balmy Blue base.
  • Adhere the pieces using the dimensionals.
  • I added three sequins to the banner on. the front. Then, I added three sequins to the top right and lower left corners.
  • Next, I added the white cardstock to the inside of the card.
  • HINT: I’ve found it’s easier to add the inside cardstock by working from the back side of the front.
    • After putting the front Balmy Blue piece face down, I can line up the white cardstock to the front piece.
    • Then, add liquid glue to the backside of the white cardstock.
    • Turn the back of the card over onto the white cardstock. This way,. your pieces will line up.
  • Add the turtle using liquid glue to the inside corner of the white cardstock.
  • With that, I’d finished this cute as a button coordinated card envelope, and envelope seal set.

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Have a Peachy Day!



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