Coloring on kraft card stock

Hi! Today I’d like to share two cards I made using images colored on kraft card stock. I first stamped kraft card stock with different stamps from the Summer Flowers stamp set by Simon Says Stamp, using kraft ink. I then colored those images with Prismacolor pencils. I love how pencils look on kraft! It’s quite a bit different than on white or black card stock. I also added a little sparkle using Kaisercraft glitter gel pens (I ❤️ them!). Here’s the finished result:

I decided to make two very different cards with these images after I die cut them with the corresponding dies. I entered both into the Simon Says Stamp Flickr and  Wednesday challenges.

In the first, I cut a panel of kraft card stock using the Simon Says Stamp wonky die. For a little bit of interest in the background, I colored through a small square stencil with diagonal lines using a white pencil. I also stamped a few hearts using white pigment ink. I chose the pink flower, some of the leaves and the bird of paradise head and stem/leaves. Using foam tape, I adhered the flowers to the card and then adhered the panel to a white card base. Here it is:

For my second card, I cut a black card stock panel with the wonky die. I stamped ‘thinking of you’ from Concord and 9th’s Lily stamp set in white pigment ink. The words were faint even after stamping multiple times with my Misti, so I used a white gel pen to go over the ‘you’ a few more times. I also stamped a few hearts using Tsukineko delicata pink shimmer pigment ink (this comes out very faint on black card stock, but I was happy with the results). I adhered the blue and purple flowers and some leaves with foam tape. I wanted to use a light blue card base, but didn’t have quite the right color on hand, so I found a piece of pattern paper that matched from a 6×6 Pebbles Jen Hatfield pattern paper pad.

That’s it for now. I’ll try to post more regularly, but tax season is starting up, so things may be a little sporadic for the next few months.

Thanks for visiting!

❤️,

Angela

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