One of the more fun and different things you can do with stamping is to stamp an image on kraft cardstock, then color it in with colored pencils.
Of course, you need a stamp with outline edges, one you can actually color in. Since alcohol markers have come into vogue, including the Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends, there are so many images that work well for this fun technique.
The colors in the image are, of course, somewhat muted compared to what you can achieve when you stamp and color on white. But I think the look is so unique and all around fun.
A cloeup and personal look at the colored image:
Since my colored image was of a fair size and I wanted it to be the "star" of the card anyway, I kept the rest of the card fairly simple. To add a bit of a feminine touch, I cut off a piece of doily and placed that like a crown on the oval shapes.
I mounted it on an old piece from the Stampin' Up! Memories and More series since it already incorporated two of my basic colors, kraft (Crumb Cake) and white.
Have you ever tried this simple, but effective, technique? If not, grab an outline stamp that you love and some colored pencils and put your creativity to work!