Soft Seedlings Card Ideas

Today I have 4 different card ideas to share which feature the Soft Seedlings stamp set and some simple coloring techniques! The coloring techniques work well with large stamp images. However, you can really use any stamp image or supplies you may already have on hand with these techniques.

Coloring Techniques

First let’s talk about the coloring techniques featured on these cards. The soft seedlings stamp set has a large maple leaf image which can be stamped using different colors as shown on the first card. Start by stamping the large maple leaf image across the Crumb Cake card base using Crumb Cake ink. Using the same color ink as the cardstock gives the image a more subtle look in the background. Next, cut a 2 x 5-1/2 inch piece of white cardstock. Stamp the maple leaf image down the white cardstock piece using different color inks. For this card, I used Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive ink. Adhere the white cardstock to a 2-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch piece of Early Espresso before adding to the card front. Add a greeting and embellish as desired.

You can also add a variety of colors directly to the image on the stamp before you stamp it. This is the technique that I used with the majority of the cards I have to share with you today. Ink up the image with Crushed Curry ink. Randomly add Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive ink directly to the stamp in a variety of different places. Once you have added the additional colors, stamp the image on a 3-1/4 x 4-1/4 inch piece of white cardstock. Adhere the image to a 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 inch piece of Cajun Craze cardstock. Cut a 3/4 x 4-1/4 inch piece of patterned paper and adhere across the card front as shown. For the finishing touch, add a greeting and embellish as desired.

Soft Seedlings Designs

The last two Soft Seedlings card ideas feature the dauber coloring technique for the maple leaf. Stamp the image on a 2-1/2 inch circle shape to create the focal point. The circle shapes feature a few of the Layering Circle and Stylish Shapes Dies. The first card design was inspired by a card I received from my friend Linda. The background features a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of white cardstock embossed with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder. Next, layer together a few pieces of patterned paper cut to 2 x 4-1/2 inches and 2 x 3-1/4 inches. Add a 2 x 4 inch piece of vellum before adhering the focal point. Stamp a greeting on a 3/4 x 4 inch piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and embellish as desired.

The layout for the last card features three pieces of paper all cut to 4-1/2 inches in length. Start adhering the pieces from left to right across the card front. The first piece is a 1 x 4-1/2 inch piece of green patterned paper. Next, adhere a 1/4 x 4-1/2 inch piece of Early Espresso cardstock. The final piece of patterned paper is 3 x 4-1/2 inches. Add a 3 x 3-3/4 inch piece of vellum and then add the focal point. The greeting was heat embossed on a 3/4 x 3-1/2 inch piece of Early Espresso cardstock.

Video Tutorial

Now you have 4 different card layouts and a simple coloring technique you can use with the Soft Seedlings stamp set or any other supplies you have on hand. Just get creative with it! For more fun coloring techniques, check out my latest post HERE which features the Hello Harvest Bundle. I hope you enjoyed these card ideas! Be sure to watch the replay of my Sunday morning livestream to see the coloring technique in action! Have a fun and creative day my friends! ~ Lynn

10 thoughts on “Soft Seedlings Card Ideas”

    • I used some sponge daubers to add color directly to the stamp. Be sure to check out the video to see this simple coloring technique in action

  1. Thank you, Lynn. I needed this reminder that I have this bundle that I bought from you as well as the supplies to make some using this beautiful bundle.

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