Birthday Wishes Card using Inktense Pencils

Welcome back to my craft table!  I’m using a new-to-me medium for my latest card–Inktense pencils.  One of my darling sisters-in-law gave them to me for Christmas, and I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with them.

You use them just like you would a colored pencil to color in your image, but the magics truly happens when you add water!  The colors are vibrant and intense.

I have the set of 36 colors, and I made up a chart so I could see at a glance which colors I want to use on my projects.  It’s kind of hard to see the true color just by looking at the pencil.Image1

I filled up a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper with my stamped images.  At this point I didn’t know how I was going to arrange my card, I was just having fun coloring.  I used two different pencils for each image, and then I used my Zig water brush to paint over my coloring.  Once the paint dries, it is permanent–unlike regular watercolor pencils which can be reactivated with water.  I like this aspect of these Inktense pencils because I can paint on many layers and my coloring stays put.

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When I find a floral stamp set that I really love, I like to get the coordinating dies.  Not only does it save me a lot of time cutting them out, but it cuts them out perfectly.  I’m still practicing my fussy cutting skills.

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I spent a lot of time figuring out how I wanted this card to look.  However, with these images you could slap them on in any arrangement, and it’d look beautiful, I’m sure.  Lol!  My sentiment comes from another Altenew stamp set called Floral Frame.

I also used some Pretty Pink Posh water droplets on this card.  I love using these water droplets on floral cards–they look like dew drops and adds a touch of sparkle.

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Here’s my video of how I created this card.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel.

 

Thanks for visiting my blog!  Happy spring to all of you!

 

Here’s my list of supplies:

One-Layer Friendship Card using Colored Pencils and Mineral Spirits

Today I thought I’d make a clean and simple one-layer card to get back into the swing of things.  My family and I have been taking turns being sick, but we’re finally starting to feel better.

I’m using a cute stamp set from MFT called Friends Furever, and I’m stamping the images onto a piece of Canson XL Watercolor paper.  I like the rough texture that this paper adds to the little aniamls.

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I used Post-It Notes to mask my images, so the lines didn’t show through when I stamped them one on top of the other.  I stamped the bird first because he was on top and worked my way down.  I used VersaFine Onyx Black Ink because it stamps out nice and crisp onto this rough paper.

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Colored pencils is my favorite medium to use on cards, especially these Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.  After coloring in these images, I could have stopped there, but I decided to use some odorless mineral spirits to blend out the colors.

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I used the masks again to cover up my images so I could add some Distress Inks.  I used Salty Ocean for the sky and Mowed Lawn for the grass the bear is sitting in.  I also went back in with about five different green pencils to add in some grass under the bear.

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I wanted to break up the sentiment without performing stamp surgery and cutting them apart, so I used more Post-It Notes to cover up the words I didn’t want to stamp.  I like how the broken up sentiment on this cards carries the eye downward, as do the images.  I really liked the effect.

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Here’s the video!  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel!

Thanks for visiting!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Here’s the list of supplies I used to create this card:

MFT Stamp Set: Friends Furever

Faber Castell Polychromos pencils:

Bear: Burnt Ochre 187, Venetian Red 190, Dark Naples Ochre 184, Raw Umber 180, Pompeian Red 191

Dog: Warm Grey II 271, Warm Grey V 274, Pompeian Red 191

Bird: Deep Scarlet Red 219, Burnt Ochre 187, Dark Naples Ochre 184