Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog on this 2nd Saturday in February.
We came through our first big snow of the season. And, this weekend our temperatures are on the rise. It's been such a crazy winter. Well, actually no winter really at all. It's not been really cold here and we have hardly had any snow. Crazy winter weather for sure!
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for my weekly post on the CottageCutz blog. Today for your viewing pleasure I am featuring one of the new Birthday Flowers sets. This one is the Violets Flower - February. Not only is it a stamp but it has a matching die. So let's get started on how I created my card.
Wisteria Wonder Card Base: 5 1/8" x 4"
Wide Rectangle Frame: 4 3/4" x 3 3/4"
Kraft Image Panel: 4 5/8" x 3 5/8"
For this week's card, I wanted to use Prismacolor pencils to color my image on Kraft cardstock. I stamped the Violet's image with Stampin'-Up white pigment ink. I set it aside to dry for a few hours or you could speed up the process with your heat tool.
For my next step I gathered up the Prismacolor pencils I wanted to use. I chose 2 different shades of purple pencils (PC932 & PC1008) for the flowers and 2 shades of green pencils (PC109 & PC989) for the leaves and stems. On the centers I used a yellow (PC916) and an orange pencil (PC1002).
It really produces a soft look by stamping on the kraft cardstock and then using the colored pencils. You definitely should give this technique a try.
The final step before assembling my card was to step the sentiment. I like to use my MISTI tool with clear stamps in case you don't get a good image the first time. With this tool you just re-ink your stamp and try again. I used a chocolate ink for my sentiment because the card look is so soft. I thought black was a bit too stark.
To assemble the card, I used double sided tape to secure the layers together and Ranger multi-matte medium to secure the February die cut at the top of the card.
Well, that's it for me for today. I hope I have inspired you to pull out your colored pencils and give this technique a try. Time for me to get busy with my day. I have my granddaughter's valentine card to make and get in the mail.
So until next time.........God bless!!!
I am also entering:
1. Crafty Friends has an anything goes challenge.
2. Colour Crazy Challenge is anything goes.
3. Jo's Scrap Shack has an anything goes challenge.