I have a friend who told me her favorite color was brown. I really struggled on what to do for a brown birthday card that would still be pretty. Eventually I settled on white embossing an image on craft and then coloring it with Inktense Pencils. I made a couple of cards and they turned out much nicer than I anticipated.
For the first card I stamped the daisies from Stampendous Daisy Thanks with VersaMark Ink onto Gina K. Designs 120# Craft Cardstock and heat embossed them with Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder. Then I colored them with Derwent Inktense Pencils: 2000 Bark, 2300 Antique White, 0600 Shiraz, 1720 Tan, 2020 India Ink.
The sentiment is from Avery Elle Cupcakes and was also heat embossed with the same embossing powder in the lower right of the card.
The focal image panel was cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle. Another rectangle was cut slightly larger from Gina K. Designs 120# Chocolate Brown Cardstock with rectangle for Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames. However, I decided to use my paper cutter to cut a white rectangle slightly smaller than the brown rectangle. All were adhered together with Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive. The focal image was then glued to an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Craft Cardstock and the card was done.
The second card was created with the same process using Gina K. Designs Hopeful Flowers stamp set and the butterfly from Stampedous Daisy Thanks. The images were stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder and colored with Derwent Inktense Pencils 2000 Bark, 2300 Antique White, 1720 Tan, and 2020 India Ink.
For this card the sentiment was stamped in the upper left of the card and Inktense Pencil 2000 Bark was used to trace around the sentiment to make it pop.
The focal image panel was cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and another rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs Chocolate Brown Cardstock. Both were adhered together using Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive and then a rectangle of Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was die cut and adhered to the back of the brown rectangle. An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Craft Cardstock and the focal image rectangles were adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.
- Stampendous Daisy Thanks
- Avery Elle Cupcakes
- Gina K. Designs Hopeful Flowers
- Derwent Inktense Pencils: 2000 Bark, 2300 Antique White, 0600 Shiraz, 1720 Tan, 2020 India Ink
- Gina K. Designs 120# Chocolate Brown Cardstock
- Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
- Gina K. Designs 120# Craft Cardstock
- Post-it Full Adhesive
- Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive
- Tombo Mono Multi Glue
- Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and Bundle of Stitched Shapes