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Pastel Pencils on Black

Hi folks! It's Jill Foster here with a Make and Take project from CHA.  This is a pair of Christmas cards featuring our wonderful Pastel Pencils on black cardstock.

Jill Make and Take 4 PB booth
Here's how you can create this look--it's simple, fun, and easy!  Which is especially nice if you are planning to mass produce your handmade Christmas cards this year.

First, stamp your image, Penny Black Floral Story, onto dark cardstock and emboss with silver embossing powder.

Next, color directly onto the cardstock with Pastel Pencils.  You can layer your colors to create depth and add shading.  Isn't it fun how they stay nice and vibrant, even on the dark cardstock?

Now to add a cloudy, distressed edge to your piece, color with a white Gelato onto the corner of the cardstock.

Blend by rubbing with your fingertip.

Add white Gelato to all four corners.

Mount onto cardstock.  Add sentiment, twine, and gems and your card is complete!

Jill Make and Take 4 PB booth
Thanks for visiting! Hope you're inspired to pull out your pastel pencils and do some coloring on dark cardstock!


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Billie Dee

Fantastic! I love the colors on the black cardstock. Thank you


Gorgeous! Do you have to spray a fixative over the pastels when you're done? Love your color choices with that image!

Jill Foster

Thanks for visit and for your comment, MA. I find that if I give the pastel pencils and gelatos about 20-30 minutes they will set on their own without a fixative.

Linda C. Baker

Thanks for the tutorial Jill. love the cards and the technique on the black CS. You are awesome and so inspiring.

Dawn T

what a wonderful set Jill... That is a lovely stamp and just perfect for a Christmas card.


Stunning. I love this effect.

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