One-Layer Viking Valentine’s Day Card & MFT Haul

Happy Friday!! I have a fun one-layer card for you today using MFT’s new stamp called Viking.  Isn’t he adorable?!  He took a long time to color in, but I had a lot of fun figuring out how I wanted him and the scene behind him to look.


I stamped him right onto my grey card base using my Mini Misti.  The cardstock did stick out of the top, but that didn’t interfere with my stamping.  I made a point of leaving the stamps on my Misti door so that I could restamp it after the coloring was complete.  The colored pencils do obscure the inked lines, so it’s nice to crisp them up after the coloring is finished.


I have all the Prismacolor pencil colors I used on this cute guy listed below.  I went back and forth between my colored pencils and my Gamsol.  I used lots of layers and applied them gently so I didn’t damage the tooth of the paper and create a waxy bloom.


For my background scene,  I wanted to draw in a castle wall behind him.  I blended on some Distress Ink called Hickory Smoke.  I wasn’t concerned to apply it smoothly because I wanted it to look rough and distressed.  I also use Mowed Grass Distress Ink for the grass.  Next, I sprayed the front of my card with water, waited for half a minute, and then blotted it up with a paper towel.  It left behind this fabulous mottled look for my stones.


I allowed my card to dry completely before I continued on with my coloring.  I used various shades of warm grey pencils to draw in the castle wall behind him.  I wanted the wall to fade out as it reached the sides of the card.  I didn’t add too much detail to the wall because I wanted all the focus to be on the fun Viking.

To complete the card, I also added some detailing to the Viking’s fur coat and beard, as well as to the grass and stones.


Here is the video I created for this card!  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Thank you for visiting my blog!  Hope you have a wonderful, crafty weekend!!  Bye!



MFT Viking Stamp

SSS Fog Cardstock

Prismacolor Pencils

Copic Multiliner 0.3 Tip

Mini Misti Stamping Tool

Gamsol – Odorless Mineral Spirits

Distress Ink – Hickory Smoke

Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn

Prismacolor Pencils used to color in the Viking:

Skin: Peach Beige, Rosy Beige

Beard: Terra Cotta, Pumpkin Orange, Cadmium Orange Hue, Yellow Ochre

Fur Coat: Burnt Ochre, Chesnut, Dark Umber, Yellow Ochre

Shirt & Grass: Apple Green, Grass Green

Pants: Sand, Yellow Ochre

Boots; Dark Brown, Dark Umber, Terra Cotta

Hat: Terra Cotta, Sunburst Yellow, Deco Yellow, Ginger Root

Shield: Permanent Red, Crimson Red, Various Warm Greys


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