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I'm Your Biggest Fan: Stay Cool | House-Mouse Summer 2024 Collection | Spellbinders

Hey there, fellow crafting enthusiasts! Are you ready to dive into a colorful adventure with me? As summer approaches and the sun starts shining brighter, I can't help but feel inspired to infuse our handmade cards with a burst of creativity. So, grab your Prismacolor Colored Pencils and get comfy because today, we're going to craft a card that screams summer vibes!

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I'm Your Biggest Fan:

Exploring the Stay Cool Stamp Set:

Let's kick things off by chatting about the real star of the show: the Stay Cool Cling Stamp! Picture this – Maxwell the adorable House-Mouse character lounging by an electric fan, staying cool taking a dip in a refreshing drink, and just soaking up the summer sun. Can you feel the relaxation setting in already? These stamps from the House-Mouse Summer Collection by Spellbinders are like tiny slices of paradise, just waiting to be brought to life on our cards.

I'm Your Biggest Fan Stay Cool Card by Rick Adkins

Getting Started with Prismacolor Colored Pencils:

Now, let's talk tools of the trade. Prismacolor Colored Pencils are like magic wands in the world of coloring. They're smooth, pigmented, and oh-so-blendable, making them perfect for bringing our stamped images to life. But before we dive in, let me share a little tip with you – always start with a sharp pencil! Trust me, it makes a world of difference when you're aiming for those crisp lines and vibrant colors.

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Coloring Techniques for Vibrant Results:

Alright, time to get our hands dirty – or rather, colorful! When it comes to coloring with Prismacolors, the key is to layer, layer, layer. Start with lighter shades and gradually build up to darker tones for that beautiful depth and dimension. And here's where the magic happens – blending! Use gentle circular motions and light pressure to blend those colors seamlessly. It's like watching a masterpiece unfold right before your eyes!

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Showcasing the Meadow Cardstock Collection:

Now, let's talk about setting the stage for our summer scene. The Meadow Cardstock Collection from Spellbinders is like a breath of fresh air with its stunning array of colors which includes the Light Teal shade I used to color on today. It's the perfect backdrop for our colorful creations, offering a smooth surface and sturdy quality that'll make our cards stand out from the crowd. Trust me, when you pair our vibrant stamped images with this gorgeous cardstock, you'll be amazed at the results!

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And there you have it, my fellow crafters – a recipe for crafting happiness! With a dash of creativity, a sprinkle of Prismacolor magic, and a pinch of Spellbinders charm, we've crafted a card that's as vibrant and refreshing as a summer breeze. So, go ahead, unleash your inner artist and spread some sunshine with your handmade creations. Remember, the joy is in the journey – happy crafting, friends!

(Wondering what I used in this project? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

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Materials Used:

Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins

Rick Adkins


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