Valentine’s Day 2017 Card Series No 4/Polychromos Colored Pencils

Welcome back for another Valentine’s Day card!  Today I made a fun tri-fold card.  I used my fabulous Faber Castell polychromos colored pencils.  I’m liking these more than my Prismacolor pencils, which is saying a lot.  I’ve been a Prismacolor devotee since I was a teenager, and I will always love them, but the feel of the polychromos pencils and their blend-ability is just exceptional!  I have the set of 36, but I’m putting the complete set of 120 on my wish list.


I made this card with an Art Impressions stamp set called Sweet Wishes.  It’s kind of like a little card kit–it comes with stamps, dies and very clear instructions on how to make this tri-fold card.  Art Impressions has so many darling stamps–love them!!


The paper I used is the 110 pound version of Neenah Solar White, and I cut it in half at 4 1/4, so I could get two cards out of one sheet of paper.  The card is a little bit smaller than your average A2 card (5 1/2 by 4 1/4).


I used my Mini Misti so I could get the placement and impression of my images perfect.  I ended up stamping each image at least twice.


The stamp set comes with two dies.  The first one cuts out the negative space inside the rose wreath.  The second cuts and scores the mailbox door so that it can open and close–so darling!!


Below, I’m coloring in the mailbox, and I used colors on this image besides the usual gray and black. The gray and the black looked kinda bland to me, so I added magenta and light ultramarine which gave the image a lot more interest and charm.



Here’s the video of how I put this card together.  I hope you enjoy it.  You can watch it here on my blog or in HD at my YouTube channel.  Thank you for visiting my craft table!


Here’s a list of the supplies I used:

Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils:

Deep scarlet red-219, Rose Carmine-124, Magenta-133, Mauve-249, Light green-171, Emerald Gree-163, Dark phthalo green-264, Earth Green Yellowish-168, Light ultramarine-140, Cream-102, Warm Grey V-274, Warm Grey II-271, Raw Umber-180, Black-199

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