Make a birthday card with easy adult coloring using the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper (143830) during the biggest promotion Stampin’ Up! has, Sale-A-Bration! Sale-A-Bration is in full swing now and we have about another month and a half to go. During Sale-A-Bration with every $50 purchase, you will get to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration item from the special brochure. One of the items you can choose is a pack of the Inside the Lines Paper which fits in with the adult coloring trend. There are different patterns in the package of paper so you can choose what you like. There are many ways to use this paper as well.
At first glance you might think the only way to use this designer paper is to color every single image in the design. You certainly CAN do that but it might take awhile. However, coloring is supposedly a stress-reliever so it might be good for us to do that on some of the pages! If you are looking for an easy adult coloring method to make a card, just grab a sponge and color across the card with various colors of ink, or color randomly around on the card. There is no wrong way.
For this card, I started with a Calypso Coral card base. Then I randomly chose five ink colors: Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz. I started sponging a line of ink going across the card front, the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper, until I’d used all the inks and filled the card. I did go back, since the card base was Calypso Coral, and sponged a little of that color in between each of the other colors. I should have stopped before I did that, but it is okay! No one else is going to look at that card and say, “She never should have sponged that extra Calypso Coral on to the card!”
The greeting is from the Better Together Stamp Set, found in the Annual Catalog. I die cut that with the oval in the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. For an embellishment, I added the Pool Party 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon.
I think my card turned out very pretty and was easy to make, if not a little messy on the fingers! Try the Stamping Sponges and cut them into smaller sized pieces if it suits your purpose. Some stampers have a quarter or smaller piece of sponge designated for each Stampin’ Up! color. Always start lightly sponging, you can always add more ink. This way you don’t get the color too dark to begin with.
To see another way to work with this Inside the Lines Designer Paper, check out how I made a card in THIS POST.
With your next $50 Stampin’ Up! order, you might consider choosing the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper to make projects like this Easy Adult Coloring Birthday Card.