Hey there, crafty friend! I hope that you’re having a good week. Tomorrow is Friday, so if you have weekend plans – it’s almost time! Today I’m sharing a pretty coloured pencil flowers card I created. I’m still learning the techniques for colouring with my Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils, but I am enjoying it. I’ve gone again for my new favourite Everlasting Happiness stamp set from Altenew.
EVERLASTING HAPPINESS IN PENCILS
You know, when I bought my set of 36 pencils, I thought ‘that’s a good number – I’ll be happy with these for quite some time’! Well, like every crafter ever – I want more colours! LOL I do love the colours in this set, I just wish I had more range. But – let’s see what you think of today’s card.
This stamp set contains two wreath images; one large and one smaller. By stamping them in the corners, I managed to use both images – the large in the bottom right, and smaller in the top left.
I decided to stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto gray toned cardstock. By setting up my cardstock in my MISTI stamp platform, and aligning both images at the same time, I was able to ink and stamp both images at the same time. This took the guesswork out of ‘what flowers will fit where’.
After stamping, I removed the panel from the stamp platform, and chose my colours. For the large flowers, I first added some highlights with the White pencil. Next, I added the lightest colour, #111 Cadmium Orange. The darker shade is #115 Dark Cadmium Orange, and the darkest is #219 Deep Scarlet Red. The smallest flowers are lightly coloured with Cadmium Orange.
For the leaves, I chose #112 Leaf Green, #171 Light Greeen and #214 Phthalo Green.
The sentiment is stamped onto a strip of the same gray cardstock, in Versamark ink. Cover it with white embossing powder, and set with a heat tool. Attach the sentiment with foam tape, and then attach the panel to a panel of light orange cardstock. Add this to a card base of darker orange – so all your colours coordinate! Finally,add some Nuvo Crystal Glaze in drops in the middle of the large flowers, and on the front panel.
GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR STAMPS
It’s fun to use your large stamps in different ways. Just because it’s a wreath shape, doesn’t mean you have to use it that way! Yes, you can still see the lines of the wreath form, but that doesn’t distract from the image. If you’d like to have fun with this stamp, I’ve included shopping links below. *you’re welcome* 🙂
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