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Hi all! It’s Carly here with you today and I wanted to share one of my favorite ways to color – selective coloring. This technique is something I’ve always loved in photography (think black & white with a pop of color) and it’s so fun to use with stamped images too. It’s especially sweet with the new Seasonal Sweeties stamp set.

The easiest way to selectively color is to stamp a scene and then literally just color the main focal point like this…

I stamped in Copic-friendly black ink and then colored just a few leaves, the kitty and girl with Copics. And how great are the sentiments? The awesome build-able sentiments are one of my favorite things about Honey Bee sets.

For slightly more intricate selective coloring, add a little masking…

Start by stamping image. Again I stamped in Copic-friendly ink and I let my image stamp off the edge.

Use a straight edge to draw a light pencil line to use as a coloring guide.

Apply masks to stamped image and along pencil line.Apply a light layer of blue ink to top, then position ray stencil over panel and apply another layer of blue ink.

Remove masks and color rest of image with Copics but only to the left of the pencil line.



Thanks for stopping by and letting me share!


Honey Bee Stamps Seasonal Sweeties

Honey Bee Sunburst Layering Background Stencils

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Copics E50, E51, E01, T1, T2, T4, E37, B24, Y17, Y35, YR16 & R08

Distress Ink Tumbled Glass

Avery Elle Ink Mimosa

Solar White Cardstock

Inkadinkado Masking Paper


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4 responses to “Seasonal Sweeties with Carly”

  1. Pooja says:

    Awesome cards !

  2. Marjorie Dumontier says:

    I’ve seen your card on to your blog and it’s a great card. I really love this effect of partial coloring. Thanks for the explanations.

  3. Melissa B. says:

    Fun and cute cards!