Monday, July 17, 2017

Panda Coloring Book Tutorial

Hi friends! It is Monday again and of course time for a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This week our theme is Get in Shape, which can be interpreted in different ways. You could do something health related, for example, or focus on shapes.


Don't miss the fantastic project of our July guest designer, Beulah Bee.

Layers of ink - Panda Coloring Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp 3 Sided Scallop

I decided to go with shapes as my theme, and particularly a die that creates a nice shape, namely the SSS 3 Sided Scallop die. When Anton was two, I made a little coloring book for him and I wanted to do something similar for Leo. The scallop is a great shape for pages in a little book. The panda was an easy choice for the cover image, since Leo's favourite soft toy is a panda. 

Layers of ink - Panda Coloring Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp 3 Sided Scallop

The 3 Sided Scallop is from the One of a Kind collection and is a very clever die, since it cuts three out of four sides, which makes it perfect for shaped cards or pages. To make the cover, you need some space for a spine, and I used the Sizzix Magnetic Platform to be able to easily line up the die on my paper and keep it in place. My first attempt had a too wide spine, but the one shown here worked better. It is about 1 cm. All the inside pages were die cut by folding a piece of paper and placing the die along the fold. 

Layers of ink - Panda Coloring Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp 3 Sided Scallop

Stamp the Cool Panda on the front and emboss with clear powder.
 Layers of ink - Panda Coloring Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp 3 Sided Scallop

Apply Distress Micro Glaze with your finger over the areas of the panda that needs to remain white.

Layers of ink - Panda Coloring Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp 3 Sided Scallop

Smear Distress Inks on a craft sheet, mist with water and pick up with a paint brush. Paint the cover. Since you applied the glaze, you don't need to worry about avoiding the panda since the glaze will resist the ink.

Layers of ink - Panda Coloring Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp 3 Sided Scallop

Since I used watercolor paper with a slight texture, and was pretty quick when applying the glaze, a little bit of blue still got stuck to the panda. I liked it like that, since it gave him some texture.

Layers of ink - Panda Coloring Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp 3 Sided Scallop

Punch holes in the spine with a Crop-a-dile and set eyelets in the holes, if you want to. Pierce holes through all the inside pages and place them in pairs of two or three into signatures. Tie with twine.

Layers of ink - Panda Coloring Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp 3 Sided Scallop

I stamped the inside pages with all kinds of fun images, trying to pick things that Leo likes (animals, vehicles and fruit). He calls his panda 'annie' and 'annia' which is why I wrote that here with alphabet stamps.

Layers of ink - Panda Coloring Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp 3 Sided Scallop

I used watercolor paper for my book, so he can color with watercolor paint too, or with crayons.

Layers of ink - Panda Coloring Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp 3 Sided Scallop

I used mainly stamps by SSS and Hero Arts. You can find them all below in the supply list.


Birds are a big favourite too.

Layers of ink - Panda Coloring Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp 3 Sided Scallop

This elephant from Wild Cuddle Critters is so cute.

Layers of ink - Panda Coloring Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp 3 Sided Scallop

Layers of ink - Panda Coloring Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp 3 Sided Scallop

And of course, there had to be lions.

Layers of ink - Panda Coloring Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp 3 Sided Scallop

If you make this for a bigger child, you can add text or maybe numbers, to make it more interesting and educational.

Layers of ink - Panda Coloring Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp 3 Sided Scallop

Layers of ink - Panda Coloring Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin with SSS stamps

Fairy dust from the Secret Garden set.

Layers of ink - Panda Coloring Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp 3 Sided Scallop

A small stamp can be stamped more than once, such as this Little Sheep by Hero Arts.

Layers of ink - Panda Coloring Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp 3 Sided Scallop

These Birthday Farm Animals are such fun.

Layers of ink - Panda Coloring Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp 3 Sided Scallop

And there had to be an airplane. Leo loves his book, and keeps looking through it to find the airplane on the last page.

Layers of ink - Panda Coloring Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp 3 Sided Scallop

The back of the book, kept simple.

Layers of ink - Panda Coloring Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp 3 Sided Scallop

The 3 Sided Scallop is great for cards and gives immediate interest to quick cards like these, that we made to Leo's teachers. I used the Fingerprint Doodles set, but instead of using the print stamps in the set, Leo stamped the bodies of the animals with his finger.

Layers of ink - Panda Coloring Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp 3 Sided Scallop

Pink lions. The sentiment comes from the same stamp set.

Layers of ink - Panda Coloring Book Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp 3 Sided Scallop

If you want to see more examples of the Fingerprint Doodles stamps and the 3 Sided Scallop die, have a look at my post for the release of the SSS One of a Kind line.

I hope you will join us this week in our Get in Shape challenge. As every week, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.





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Thank you for visiting today!

Happy summer crafting!

Anna-Karin

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17 comments:

  1. Adorable! I love the cover, and all of the stamps you used.

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  2. Oh my gosh, what an awesome coloring book, Anna-Karin! I love how you used this die set to create a little book. I know your son is going to love it. So clever!!!

    Cathie ♥

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  3. Ay, this is so cool! What a great idea to make your own coloring book. Those stamps works perfectly for this purpose. Hugs, Macarena

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  4. aww what a cute little colouring book! I am sure Leo loves this, absolutely adorable :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  5. Adorable coloring book, Anna-Karin! I'd love to see it when Leo has colored all the pages too! So cute!! :D

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  6. Great idea! Wonderful inspiration :)

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  7. Anna-Karin, this is AWE-INSPIRING! I totally love that die for this, very clever of you! I have been looking at glaze now for a while but haven't got it yet. I wasn't sure I would use it enough to actually buy it but I am getting more ideas every day, thanks to folks like you! TFS this amazing little book!

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  8. awe- how adorable is this? Thanks for taking all that time to share the details, much appreciated!

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  9. Oh, this is a marvelous project Anna-Karin!!!!!
    I adore it, so genius for kids!!! :-)
    Anton should love every page!
    Hugs, Corinne

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  10. What a fantastic book for your son, Anna-Karin! I bet he is thrilled! Awesome way to use the stamps you have on hand for the book images. hugs, Maura

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  11. This is both clever AND sweet...Bet your kid will have so much fun with this 'One of a Kind' awesome book!!! The Fingerprints doodles are amazing!!!

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  12. This is such a fantastic coloring book, Anna-Karin. Love all the cute images. Great design! :)

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  13. what a cool idea to make a Cool Panda colouring book...I'm sure one little boy will have great fun colouring all the cute images...hugs kath xxx

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  14. This is adorable Anna-Karin and I'm sure that Leo is going to love his little colouring book! Wonderful idea and so, so cute... :)

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  15. What a treasure! You have made such a loving gift--your heart really shines through on this project.

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  16. What a creative gift for Leo Anna-Karin!! Love the idea!

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  17. Amazing project! So creative! Leo will be so happy for this creative gift! Wonderful, I love your creative and clever use of Simon's die!

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