Welcome back my crafty friends. It is day nine of the 12 Day of Christmas in November and we are in the home stretch now. Today’s card is a quick no coloring card, which is a great option for those of us who either aren’t confident with that skill, or simply are a little short on time.
I love coloring, but out of all the techniques, it’s the one that takes up the most time. Between picking out colors and then actually coloring in images, I can easily spend an hour on a single stamp. I usually don’t mind it, but there are times that life just doesn’t want to cooperate with craft time. When that happens, sometimes I just skip the coloring part.
Creating a contract between bold background colors and uncolored images is a nice way to create a statement piece without all the fuss of coloring. For the holidays, I use red as a staple in my design, but you could use any color. Pattern paper is also a good option for this type of project, especially for brighter and more busy designs. The uncolored stamp calms those prints down and offers a nice focal point.
If you feel that the image is too stark, you can also limit your coloring to elements on the stamp. In the card I created, I only color the reindeer’s nose red to bring more attention to the cute critter without committing to an entirely colored image. The result is a fun and easy card that is sure to brighten someone’s day.
To see how I created this card, you can watch the video here: