TEACH ME THAT! Learn the ZenDoodle Technique

TEACH me That!  A new series by the Technique Design Team.  Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

I am so excited to share my BRAND NEW series, Teach Me That!  Every Thursday I will be sharing a new technique to help take your stamping creativity to a whole new level.  Who’s excited?!!!  I am honored to be working with the Technique Design Team to bring you share new tips & techniques each Thursday.

Today in Teach Me That, I will be showing you how to take an ordinary stamped image and incorporate the look of “adult coloring” to it.  The best part?  It’s easy and FUN!  Warning:  It’s also addicting!

TEACH me That!  A new series by the Technique Design Team.  Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.


  • Stamp images randomly on cardstock, filling in as much space as you can.
  • Use a Project Life Journal Pen, fine tip Sharpie or any black pen and trace around all the images. Trace right on the image and/or around the image.  Just doodle and have fun.
  • Be careful not to smear black ink so work from the top to the bottom.
  • If you make a mistake, just doodle over it.
  • Don’t worry if your doodles aren’t perfect.  It’s a doodle.  It’s okay for it not to be perfect.

Other Ideas to ZenDoodle to give each image a different look:

  • Add dots
  • Add squiggles
  • Dotted lines
  • Double trace around an image
  • Bling it up with rhinestones

You’re ready to use the ‘ZenDoodled’ cardstock to create a card.  Here are the measurements for my card: 

  • Rich Razzleberry – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Daffodil Delight – 4 ¼” x 3 ¾”
  • Whisper White – 4” x 3 ½”
  • Pool Party 1 ½” x 3 ½” and White 1 ¼” x 3 ¼” (Triple Banner Punch)

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Here’s another version of the ZenDoodle technique.  This one features the Botanical Blooms stamp set. 

Here are the measurements for my second card: 

  • Flirty Flamingo – 11” x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 ¼” x 1 ½” (Petal Burst Embossing Folder)
  • Crushed Curry – 4 ¼” x 3 ¾”
  • Whisper White – 4” x 3 ½” + scrap for Classic Label Punch
  • Flirty Flamingo Ribbon – 5 ½” + small bow

I hope you are excited about this new series!  Here at Simply Simple Stamping I strive to show you new ideas and teach you new techniques.  TEACH Me That is going to do just that.  I hope to take your imagination and creativity to a new level of awesomeness!

Thanks so much for being here with me today!  Please stop by tomorrow!  I have more creative ideas waiting for you!

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41 Responses to “TEACH ME THAT! Learn the ZenDoodle Technique”

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  1. mkskinkare says:

    Great idea Connie! Love it!

  2. Sally says:

    What a great idea! And you made a good choice for your first “teaching.” This doodling made such a difference, but I think I will have to practice a bit – another excuse to watch Dancing with the Stars, while I “experiment.”

    • Connie says:

      Sally, I have to say that it’s not about perfection. I was actually a little sloppy in mine but the key is that doodling ins’t “perfect”. Just have fun with it.

  3. Susan P. says:

    Super idea and right on trend! Thanks for sharing

  4. Joan M. says:


  5. Vicki Keyzer says:

    I really enjoy all your teaching classes!! Thank you for coming up with another one for us. I can’t wait to try some doodling cards.

  6. Janice Gaiski says:

    This looks like fun how creative need to defiantly try this soon.

  7. Denise says:

    Very cool! I forgot about this technique ,thanks!

    • Connie says:

      I know. That is one of the things I want to do with the TEACH Me That series…. bring back to mind some of those techniques we have forgotten about.

  8. Patty Clark says:

    I love the look this adds to the card. I have played a little in the zen doodle practice but never tried it on a card . Thanks for this great tip Connie

  9. Margaret says:

    Oh, oh, oh – loving this! Thanks! One question – did you cut your Whisper White the exact size you needed before stamping on it? Can’t wait to try this,

  10. Arlene says:

    Very cool Connie! Also well explained. Can’t wait for my next Tuesday lesson.

  11. Your new series with ZenDoodle will be fun. I just had to go back to your video on this technique with your flash card #70 on April 2, 2015 and watch how you did this. Fun, Fun, Fun! Looking forward to seeing what you design and what stamp sets you will be using. Thanks Connie

  12. Gayla Voss says:

    I like this Connie, always wanted to learn Zentangle and I suppose this is a start. Thanks

  13. Shirley Kramer says:

    Yeaaaaa! I love TEACH ME THAT I am an OLD stamper and I forget things!! Thanks so much Connie, I’ll be looking forward to this every week!!!

  14. Susan Mack says:

    Connie– I love your new TEACH ME THAT idea! I’m a ‘seasoned’ stamper and I do look forward to your posts. Thanks for sharing.

  15. KRen Emery says:

    I love this idea! Thanks.

  16. Trish says:

    This is going to be fun! I have enjoyed Tuesday Tips. Now Technique Thursdays! WooHoot!

  17. Sandy Rodney says:

    Love this idea! Look out, Thursdays, here we come!

  18. Sandy Rodney says:

    Teach me how to do that kinda loose cord/ribbon tie that went under the tag on the polka dot card. Pretty please.

  19. Linda Bechtold says:

    I love your zendoodle technique. The pink flamingo card is so pretty and really shows the new technique. Such a pretty card.

  20. Anna Kluytmans says:

    Hi Connie, That is such a good idea, it has an other take on your stamps, TFS, Cheers Anna.

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