How to colour Rusty Robots…

Hello and welcome to my blog post all about showing you how to colour Rusty Robots using the fun Nuts & Bolts stamp set from Stampin’ Up! Firstly, my thanks to Artisan Design Team member Kim Fee for the inspiration here, I just loved how she had coloured in her robots and I wanted to share that with you all too.

There is a video tutorial showing you how I achieved this look and how I made the card, so please do have a watch if you have the time.

Making cards for men, or masculine cards, can be really hard work sometimes, so this set is just perfect I think. I made this card for my other half to say thank you for everything that he does for us.

A handmade card with rusty coloured robots on the front, showing how to colour rusty robots

I used three colours to colour them in; Smoky Slate, Cajun Craze Light and Pumpkin Pie Light. Oh, and the all important colour lifter! You would be surprised how many people don’t own or know how to get amazing results with their colour lifter.

The Rusty Robots are placed onto a die cut shape that has been sponged with ink. To get a two tone rusty look for this I used a dauber that had previously been used for Cajun Craze ink and used it with Smoky Slate. This gave a great effect that really tied in with the robots.

Please do have a watch of this video to see how I made the card and to see how to colour Rusty Robots, I would love to know if you have a go at this yourself…

A YouTube thumbnail with a picture of a card and the words 'How to colour Rusty Robots'

The base of the card is ink splattered with the Stampin’ Blends Dark Smoky Slate to give a nice effect and the hearts are stamped with Smoky Slate and then partially coloured in with the same colour to just lift them off the page a little.

If you would like to get your hands on this stamp set, you can do so by visiting my online store – just CLICK HERE, or click on any of the product links at the bottom of this page.

Thank you so much for stopping by today for my tutorial, I hope you have enjoyed it and I hope that you have a fun time trying it out for yourself.

Until next time, Happy Stamping! xx

Product List
  • Shop with me online – use Host Code KSE42XVK if spending between £25 and £150 to receive a FREE surprise from me in June.
  • Click Here to come and join our amazing team of Songbird Stampers, a whole new world of fun and friendship (and discounts!!) await you. Want more information? Why not check out all the FAQs over on the Join My Team page
  • Why not follow me on Facebook, for live videos, projects and updates – The Songbird Stamper
  • Or Subscribe to me on YouTube – The Songbird Stamper

I am incredibly excited to be offering this awesome Happy Hedgehog Class in May, both in person and via zoom on the following dates:

Fareham – Thursday 12th May – 10am – 1pm
Denmead – Friday 27th May – 9.30am – 12.30pm
ZOOM – Saturday 21st May – 10am – 1pm

The price of the class is £30 (for stamps and kit) or £42 (for stamp and punch bundle) (plus P&P if required)

Bookings are now open and you can reserve your place at either an In Person Class or a Zoom Class using the buttons below…

Posted in Casual Cards, Technique.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *