Tips for Coloring with Stampin’ Blends

  • Stamp your images with Memento Black Ink when you plan to color them with Stampin’ Blends. Memento ink is water based and the Blends are alcohol based. If you use an alcohol based ink with the Blends, the colors will bleed. Let your image set for a minute or two before you being coloring.


  • For best results use our Basic White Cardstock. It has a super smooth texture works well for blending and coloring with the Stampin’ Blends.


  • There are two schools of thought when using the Blends; Light then Dark or Dark then Light. I personally prefer to color my images by giving it a go over with Light, then use the Dark to highlight the areas I want to “shade.” I then go back over it with Light and “blend” together. I’ve found this technique gives me the smoothest shading.


  • It’s best to color a small area at at time, the colors blend together best before they are fully dry.


  • Color outside the lines? It’s an easy fix, you can pick the color back up using the Color Lifter.


  • And finally, PRACTICE! Nobody gets it perfect the first time. Grab some scrap cardstock and play around to find what works best for you.