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!




I haven’t posted in a while. I got really sick in the beginning of January and I’m just now feeling better. Thankfully my family didn’t get it! The one thing that did help me when I had almost no energy was Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day coloring challenge. It began January 15th. I encourage you to join – I am enjoying the challenge of coloring each day and I’d like to share a couple of the things I have colored.


I did some coloring with prismacolors and polychromos, but I will share those in a different post because I am planning on describing the differences between the two types of pencils.

This is the Let Us Rejoice stamp from Simon Says Stamp (I’ve posted a card using this stamp before because I love it and it is perfect for coloring) that I colored with watercolor pencils and a water brush pen, then added nuvo drops and some shimmer with a clear wink of Stella pen:


This is the finished card (sentiment is from the same stamp set – stamped with versamark ink and heat embossed on vellum):


For a different day of the challenge, I colored the Newton Loves Coffee stamps from Newton’s Nook with kaisercraft glitter gel pens and copic markers:


This is the card I made with one of those images (background is pattern paper from pebbles, heart is die cut from wood grain card stock, sentiment is from the same Newton’s Nook stamp set – stamped with versamark ink and heat embossed in silver):


Thanks to the fantastic Kathy Racoosin for hosting this challenge. I really enjoy seeing everyone’s projects on instagram.

That’s it for now! I’ll be back soon with more.

❤️, Angela

Thank you for being so kind card

Happy new year!!!

I am so excited to be starting off the new year with a new blog! For my very first post, I am sharing a thank you card made with ‘Kind Flowers‘ stamps and the ‘kind’ die from Simon Says Stamp. The stamp set and die were included in the November 2017 card kit. I haven’t had a lot of time to play with the kit because I’ve been busy making Christmas cards. Now that the holidays are over, I can catch up with all of the supplies I haven’t used yet (YAY!). I love the large flower stamp from this set – and thought it would be perfect to color.  After stamping the flower with black memento ink on Neenah solar white card stock, I colored the images with Prismacolor premier colored pencils and used gamsol and blending stumps to blend the colors a little. I then stamped the word kind onto a beautiful blue Lawn Fawn card stock (it came from a rainbow pack) with versamark ink and embossed it with Ranger gold embossing powder. I ran the embossed word and die through my big shot to die cut. I used a wink of Stella clear brush pen liberally, to give the card lots of sparkle. I adhered the die cut ‘kind’  to the card using foam tape, stamped and embossed strips of vellum with the ‘thank you for being so kind’ stamp (masking the ‘kind’ so it wouldn’t stamp), adhered the finished cards onto panels of that same blue Lawn Fawn card stock with foam tape, then adhered those to card bases. I’m so happy with how they turned out! 😊

101B70EE-1FB0-4B9F-B37D-8EB6EF6DFECFThank you sooooo much for reading! I’ll be back soon with a comparison of colored pencils.

❤️, Angela