So Grateful card using Pastel Pencils
Hello- AJ here with another guest post today using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products today!
I just love individual colored flowers in stamped images, but I do not posses the patience, or skill to do so. :) So, I tend to lean towards solid flower images. And even then occasionally, it would be nice to have them colored differently. You could easily ink each flower up with the Stanper's Big Brush Pens, but then there's that patience thing again! ;)
For my card today, I using Design Memory Crafts PITT® Pastel Pencils. This is a fun and easy way to color in your flowers, or should I say color OVER them. I started by stamping my image in a lighter green ink for the flower stems. I then decide which colors I want my flowers.
I start with outlining the flowers. (I choose to use one color at a time.) I use my deep red/orange pastel to line the flower and the center. I then go back over and color it in.
Next I start with the yellow outlining, and color them all in over the green. I am careful to not smudge my already colored flowers.
After my flowers are all colored in, I go back over the red ones a bit with a bright pink pastel to add some extra shading, and then color over the little mini blooms with orange. When I am finished, I seal my pastels with cheap hair spray to avoid any smears or smudges. I have it on hand, it works, doesn't ruin the image/cardstock, and is inexpensive. There is always a sealer at a local craft store if you prefer. ;)
Finish your card off by stamping the sentiment using the Stamper's Big Brush pen in black, attach some ribbon, and adhere to your card.
thanks for stopping by!!
PITT® Pastel Pencils in Blue/Green, (#156) & Red/Yellow (#118, #106, #113, #226)
Stampers Big Brush Pen in Black
Stamps- Gina K Designs
Memento™ New Sprout Dye ink from IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko®.
E-Z Runner Permanent from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
AJ Otto I have been paper crafting for many years, and also love to cook and photography. I live the Pacific Northwest with my husband and two children.thanks again- some of my favorite projects lately have been using the Faber-Castell products!!