I’ll be honest and say I had no idea what this card would end up looking like when I started it. All I knew was that I wanted to try and use a colouring book and turn that into an everyday card. After looking through the three I have, I settled on a Dr Seuss one. I die cut a background from the Lorax trees, and also originally fussy cut out a creature from the Yawn book. And, while I did end up keeping the background, the little man was too big for anything suitable. Anyway, this card didn’t really require many elements with most of the colour coming from the crazy background, but I’m happy with how it turned out. I love the idea of using colouring pages for backgrounds too, so will likely try making more of these in the future.
Supplies I Used
- The Dr Seuss Colouring Book
- Studio Light Art By Marlene The Golden Oldie XXL Collector’s Book
- Studio Light Art By Marlene So Fish-ticated Paper Elements Book
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk stickers
- Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles Die
- Heffy Doodle 8.5 x 11” Coloured Cardstock – Oyster Shell
- Lawn Fawn Glue Pen
- Copic Sketch Markers
Making the Card
For this everyday card, I started off by choosing a background from the Dr Seuss Colouring Book. I settled on a page from The Lorax, and die cut this using the Lawn Fawn largest Large Stitched Rectangles die. I then spent ages colouring this in using Copic Sketch markers. I probably should point out here that using these on colouring pages is a lot more difficult than using them on my usual stamping card. The ink quickly absorbed into the paper which made blending difficult.
Once I had my background finished, I then spent a long time looking through stamp sets and trying to find something that would work with the card. However, because it is so bright, I couldn’t really find anything that worked. I had the idea of just die cutting a large word, but decided to have a quick look through the Art By Marlene paper elements sets that I own. These are also bright and quirky, and I tried a few different options before finally settling on my hippo and the ‘you light up the world’ sentiment. I was tempted to leave the card with just these two elements, but when I found an Idea-ology sentiment that matched the Art By Marlene one, I knew I had to add it on. Both paper elements were glued directly to the background using Lawn Fawn glue.
To finish, I cut a piece of Heffy Doodle Oyster Shell cardstock in half and scored it down the middle to form the card. I then glued the card topper to the front, and found a matching envelope. And voila. This is not my usual style of card, but I actually really like it, and it was so much fun to colour a large background. I’ll definitely be asking for some more colouring books for my birthday so that I can make more fun cards like this.