This is a set that, when stamped, creates a birdhouse that is all one color. I wondered if I could color it but- nope! So I stamped it 4 times. Once on the card in black to create the template and the part that the birdhouse hangs from. Then I stamped it again in Khaki, Pale Tomato, and Soft Navy inks. Then I could cut out the parts and adhered them to the template. I also had these cute as can be little bird dies that were just the right scale. After I had stamped the images I realized that I meant to do a subtle background in blue. Oops! So.. I grabbed my Copic markers and colored it in. It had just the subtle look I was going for.