I bought some Derwent Inktense Pencils several years ago and have never used them. This month my challenge has been to use stamps and product that I have not yet used. I watched a video recently from Jennifer McQuire where she used colored pencils to add depth and dimension to a stamped image and thought I would give it a try. I also used the Altenew Lacy Scrolls for the first time and think they turned out beautiful.
First I stamped the flowers and leaves on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock using the Altenew Rouge and Forest Glade Inks and then cut them out using the matching dies.
Next I selected Derwent Inktense 36: 0200 Sun Yellow, 1530 Felt Green, 0300 Tangerine, 2300 Antique White to add the highlights and shadows to the images. In her video Jennifer used an eraser to smooth out the edges of the pencil coloring. I used the Tombo Mono Zero Elastomer Eraser. It has a very small tip and yet is a very good eraser. At first I wasn’t sure I liked the effect. It is not as smooth as the transition and blending you get with Copic Markers, but over time it really grew on me and I liked it more and more.
Once I was done coloring I die cut some Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and arranged the flowers and leaves the way I wanted them to determine placement of the sentiment. Since I wanted this to be a sympathy card I wanted a softer feel and so the sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings was stamped with Altenew Silver Stone Ink. All the flowers and leaves were then adhered to the rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue, except the lowest flower, it was adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for a little dimension.
An A2 Top Folding Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue. A scattering of Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Rhinestones were added with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was complete.
- Altenew Lacy Scrolls
- Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
- Gina K. Designs Assorted Greetings (inside)
- Altenew Rouge, Silver Stone, Forest Glade Ink
- Derwent Inktense 36: 0200 Sun Yellow, 1530 Felt Green, 0300 Tangerine, 2300 Antique White
- Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Rhinestones
- Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
- Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
- Tombo Mono Zero Elastomer Eraser