Florals, Papertrey Ink, Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Stylish Sentiments, Unity Stamps, You Are Forever Beautiful

Celebrate Your Day!

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I feel like I haven’t made or posted any floral cards recently, so today I’m sharing a beauty with yellow roses!  This image is You’re Forever Beautiful by Unity Stamps and I tried my hand at no-line coloring!  I stamped the roses onto a panel of soft gray card stock with a light gray ink, then took out my Prismacolor pencils and got busy!  There are layers and layers of color and it was so relaxing to just sit and do this!  
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 I just love the combination of gray and yellow and aren’t those little purple-y sprigs the perfect accent?!  I used a lot of gray for shading on the blossoms themselves and all around the image.  Before I rounded the corners and mounted it to my card base, I spattered some black and white paint for a little added interest!  
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The green base sets off the green leaves, and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.  I really love this and hope you do too!  Thanks for visiting!  
Beautiful Flowers, Distress Oxides, Florals, Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers

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I’m in love!!  This wonderful spray of blossoms is from a set called Beautiful Flowers by Simon Says Stamp and was included in their June card kit called Fly Me Away!  I’ve been seeing some stunning cards made with this, and well, you know!  I HAD to have it!!  😀  The first thing I did for this card was to stamp the image onto Bristol Smooth watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  BTW, this stamp is HUGE and my largest clear acrylic block was way too small, so I used one of the plates from my Cuttlebug instead!  That worked GREAT!  Anyway, I decided to use my Prismacolor pencils on this and spent a happy half hour filling in the blossoms and leaves.  As a final touch, to “smooth” out the color, I covered the flowers with a layer of light pink Zig marker, then fussy-cut them out, leaving one corner intact.  I love the contrast of the block-y styled words with the organic roses!  
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Also included in the kit was this luscious Smoke Gray (heavy!) cardstock  upon which I stamped the spray of flowers using Iced Spruce distress oxide ink.  After drying the ink with my heat tool, I mounted the cut-out flowers using strips of foam tape.  The final touch was to add a few pretty sequins for a little sparkle!  
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I think I’ll use a white gel pen and add some dots to the centers of these blossoms for contrast and interest!  Otherwise, I think this card is just perfect!  
Altenew, Beautiful Day, Florals, Occasions, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Sympathy, Winter Flowers

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!
Bouquet of Thanks, Florals, Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Simon Says Stamp, Water Colored Cards

Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Thanks II

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May I say how grateful I am for YOU?!  I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog and hope you enjoy everything you see!  🙂  I made this card using Simon Says Stamp’s Bouquet of Thanks set, stamping it out onto a piece of Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper with Versafine Onyx Black permanent ink.  I proceeded to color the image using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  To create the watery gray background, I just outlined the image, a little at a time, with one of the gray markers and spread the color liberally with lots of water!  Finally, I spattered water from a paint brush and then some of the gray and pink ink watered down and lastly, a little black craft paint.
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To complete my card, I mounted the panel onto a layer of black card stock, then onto a base card of white.  I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black.
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I want to share a completely different card using the same stamp set!  The dotted background is actually part of the packaging from Unity Stamps and I had it tucked away in my stash!  I cut it down to A2 size (4 1/4″  X 5 1/2″) then heat-embossed the image in black.  Using my Prismacolor Pencils  I colored in the petals with shades of brown and then a layer of white; I used a damp paint brush to soften the color a bit.  I layered the panel onto white card stock, and then a base card of brown.  I love the versatility of this stamp set!