Direct Distress Coloring

Saying hello on this rainy night in Georgia,

This is my last card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Photo Inspiration using the specific colors for the cards to be made.  I will link the challenge below.  I will also link the other four cards that I made for this challenge.

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I have been wanting to get these Doodle Buds Stamps ever since I saw Kathy Racoosin use them on one of her 30 Day Coloring Challenges.  The challenge is a lot of fun and keeps you coloring a little every day.  There is a challenge going on now.  To join in, see the link below.

In order to keep within the same color scheme, I continued to use distress colors, but this time I used distress markers.  I did, however, use a distress ink pad to stamp on the stems and leaves that are directly on the yellow cardstock. 

I started with stamping the doodle buds and leaves on Neenah cardstock.  I colored them with distress markers and die cut them with the doodle bud matching dies.  Then taking Kathy Racoosin’s tip on adding touches of a white gel pen, I did just that. 

When the white marks were dry, I arranged the elements on the card front.  I then took a piece of Glad Press N Seal and pressed down on the blossoms to keep my arrangement together.  With this, I lifted the blossoms as needed to stamp the stems and leaves underneath.  I also attached the 2 stems and leaves I had cut out and colored.  For all of this, I used EZ Runner Tape where I could and Tombow Mono Adhesive where I couldn’t, because my Tombow is a dot adhesive and doesn’t stick out over the sides if I get too much (or it’s just easy to wipe off).  On the stems I used liquid blue.

I used a Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Ink Pad to stamp the sentiment.  I would have used the darker blue, Island Blue Ink, but I don’t own it.

Short and sweet.  I like the results.  If you have enjoyed reading this page, please click on the LIKE button at the bottom.  A sweet comment would be lovely too.  Thanks so much for joining me.

Bye now,




  • Creative Memories 12″ Straight Trimmer   
  • 110# Neenah Solar White Cardstock, cut to 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded in half to make a top-folding card base and also have scrap pieces to make the flowers
  • MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented)
  • Archival Jet Black Dye Ink Pad
  • Wplus9 Doodle Bud Stamps and Matching Dies
  • Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine
  • EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads – Scattered Straw, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire, Mowed Lawn
  • 100# Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Lemon Chiffon – 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″; Audrey Blue – 5″ x 3 3/4″: Island Blue – 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • Signo White Gel Pen
  • Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner Tape – used to adhere large areas
  • Tombow Mono Adhesive Dots- used to adhere small areas
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium used to adhere minute areas



Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Photo Inspiration

Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks #238-#239 – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday for June



Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Photo Inspiration

Go to Kathy Racoosin’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge, Day 1 at

My other posts using the same colors for the Photo Inspiration Wednesday Challenge on Simon Says Stamp:

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