Friday, January 5, 2018

Simple Colored Pencil Cards


Just before Christmas, I was out shopping.   I was at my favorite store, Maurice's, and I came across the cutest top.  It was hot pink with white flowers.  The first thing I thought was that I can make a card with that design.  

I thought I would pull out all my Altenew flower stamp sets and have a go at making something.  Without a plan, just stamped away.  It was so refreshing to just play and not worry about wasting cardstock.   I didn't worry about the rules to colored pencils. 

I stamped the card pictured above with the Best Mom stamp and used a sentiment from Label Love.   I only used two Prismacolor pencils.  Once I was done coloring it in, I overstamped it with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  Then I added some Pretty Pink Posh Confetti Sequins.


For this card I used the Wild Hibiscus stamp set.  I used masking paper to make the center flower appear that it was in the forefront.  I used a Hello Gorgeous die from Honey Bee.  Then I used Sherbert Shimmer for the center of the flowers.


The  card  pictured below uses the Botanical Gardens stamp set with Simon Says Stamp Painted Thanks die.  I used Little Things from Lucy pearls to embellish.


I really loved this card and I wanted to make multiples.  So when I went back to make extra, I messed up the placement and ended up with this version.  The Happy die is from Mama Elephant and the word birthday is from Honey Bee Happiness stamp set.  I used Papertrey Ink Rainstones. 


For my final card I used Concord & 9th Hello Lovely stamp set.  This time i used clear embossing powder.


I did go through an entire white pencil making and playing with this.  I only show one card in the video from beginning to end since the technique is the same for all.  I do have to admit that photographing the cards was a bit difficult.   It took several tries to capture the true color of the cardstock. 

Be sure to watch the video until the end to see the blouse that inspired me.  Thanks for stopping by.


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Original MISTI
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Original Grid Paper Pad - DOUBLE SIDED
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Original MISTI Mouse Pad
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Creative Corners - US Patent Pending
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Bar Magnet
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Altenew Clear Stamps, Botanical...
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Altenew Clear Stamps, Wild Hibiscus
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Altenew Clear Stamps, Best Mom -...
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Concord & 9th Clear Stamps, Hello...
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Honey Bee Clear Stamps, Happiness -...
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Altenew Clear Stamps, Label Love
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Lawn Fawn Ink Pad, Jet Black
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Lawn Fawn Reinker, Jet Black
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Stazon Solvent Ink Pad, Jet Black -...
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StazOn Midi Reinker, Jet Black -...
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ColorBox Stamp Cleaning Pad
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Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
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Gina K Black Onyx Cardstock
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Melon Mambo 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock by...
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Perfect Match Raspberry Fizz...
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Taylored Expressions Cardstock,...
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Card stock Assortment- Summer
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Amazon.com: Prismacolor Premier...
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Amazon.com : BTSKY 160 Slots Colored...
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Amazon.com : Bostitch QuietSharp 6...
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Hero Arts Embossing Powder, White
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Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Bag
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun
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Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
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Simon Says Stamp PAINTED THANKS Wafer...
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Honey Bee HELLO GORGEOUS WORDS Dies...
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Ranger Multi Medium, Matte Mini, 1/2 oz.
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Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
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Ranger Fine Tip Applicators 2 oz. (Pink)
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM SPARKLING CLEAR...
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Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Sparkling...
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Pearls - Glossy Eggshell Mix – Little...
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Little Things From Lucy's Cards...
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Fine Scratch Remover Novus 2
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Novus 1 Plastic Polish
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Stick It Adhesive Large Sheets, 5pk
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Teflon Bone Folder
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Cheery Lynn Designs Metal Adaptor Plate
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Amazon.com: Crystal Katana Multimedia...
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Ranger Adhesive Foam Roll, 1/2 Inch...
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Amazon.com: Fiskars 9 Inch Bypass...
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Tonic Nuvo Glitter Drops, Sherbert...
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Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper, 5x7,...
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Scissors
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Elizabeth Craft Designs DOUBLE SIDED...
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Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Tip...
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Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring Board 9x7.5
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Sharpie Pen Fine Point Pen , 4 Black...
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Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil...
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Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils,...
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Amazon.com: Darice 2mm Sticky Back...
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Mama Elephant HAPPY SCRIPT Creative...
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Mama Elephant Creative Cuts, Happy...
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VersaFine Ink Pad, Onyx Black
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Memento Marker Pens Tsukineko Marker,...
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Memento Marker, Tuxedo Black
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Memento TUXEDO BLACK MARKER Dual Tip...
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Papertrey Ink Clear Stamps Dies Paper...
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14 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Iliana these are beautiful. After seeing you do his I believe even I could do it, I just need to decide on which coloured pencils to buy. In the meantime I'll practice with my school grade Prisma's left over from when my kids were in school. HAHA
    Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  2. These are beautiful cards! I must try this!

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  3. Iliana

    Those cards are so beautiful! In love the blouse,if it looks like your cards!

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  4. Such a beautiful set of cards. I'm in love with the bright colors and the white coloring. A question for you....have you tried Faber Castel pencils? Maybe they aren't as waxy and you wouldn't have the issues with overstamping. I don't own any FC pencils. I did try them st a coloring class but decided to invest in the Prismacolor ones. Maybe I'll buy just the white one and give it a whirl! Looking forward to your videos and crafty ideas in 2018. By the way, I make over 100 Christmas cards and this labor of love couldn't happen without my MISTI! Thank you, thank you, thank you😊

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  5. That's a great idea to stamp over your coloring. It would be easy to do with the Misti. I love the hot pink. It really makes the flowers pop!

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  6. I love these cards! How great to see the results of your play time! TFS!

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  7. What a beautiful idea! I love the colored pencil look on the vibrant cardstock! My favs are with the Botanical Gardens stamp too! I can't wait to try this technique. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  8. Such gorgeous cards! I enjoyed watching your video, and I was wondering if you got the cute shirt that inspired all the creativity. I have a coffee mug and a dish towel that I've been eyeballing lately as inspiration for some cards :)

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  9. These cards are beautiful, and for anyone in the middle of snow right now, the bright pink is a welcome, cheery color! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. Your set of cards is just beautiful. I love the pink and think I will try this with kraft, also. Thanks for showing your inspiration, also. It sure makes sense to think of card creation while looking at other things that we are drawn to. Great post!

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  11. Beautiful card. Thank you for the inspiration. Also, this video was so helpful. I have tried this technique and not been thrilled. You did a great job of explaining.

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  12. very pretty, the pink over the white really gives it a great touch!

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  13. Beautiful cards ! Thank you for the clear video.

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  14. Wow ! That’s such a beautiful set of cards ! Very feminine and delicate !
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