Prismacolor Pencils on Black

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Last summer I was inspired by a card from Yana Smakula, made by using Prismacolor pencils on black card stock!  I never would have thought of this technique and couldn’t wait to make one myself!  To begin, I heat-embossed in gold the leaves from Altenew’s Beautiful Day stamp set onto black card stock, and began to color them in.  It was a little challenging to work around the raised lines of the embossed images, but loved how the color popped on the black!  When I finished coloring in the leaves, I simply cut the black panel down to layer over a piece of metallic gold card stock, then mounted it onto a white card base which I’d run through the Cuttlebug with Stampin Up’s Petal Burst embossing folder.  Finally, I embossed the sentiment in gold onto a scrap of black, lifted it with a piece of foam tape, then attached a few gold sequins to the card front.
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After making the card above, I wanted to try it again with another set, so I pulled out Winter Flowers by Simon Says Stamp, heat-embossed the images in gold onto the black card stock, and again, colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I just love how creamy and translucent the color is on the black!  The Greetings stamp was heat-embossed in gold as well, and mounted onto a strip of the gold paper.  I put this card together in the same manner as the first, but without embossing the base card.  Thanks to Yana for her continual inspiration!

8 Replies to “Prismacolor Pencils on Black”

  1. I’m always in awe of your beautiful cards, Sharon, and these are no exception. I love Yana, but I truly think you might have surpassed her with these.

    Question, your gold embossing is SO shiny, I love it. Do you remember what brand/name it is? Thanks.

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  2. You are SO kind, Linda! But- WHAT?! Surpass my stamping hero, Yana??!! :O I don’t think that’s possible!! 😀 Re: the gold embossing powder…um…I have no idea which brand it is. I’ve had it for a long time~ :/

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