Hooray! The next exclusive STAMPtember collaboration set is here and it’s from one of my most favorite companies EVER: Concord & 9th!! This is a limited STAMPtember set and once it sells out it’s gone for good so make sure you snag yours soon!
And speaking of Concord & 9th…have you seen their newest release that came out yesterday?! It has EVERYTHING you could possibly need for holiday cardmaking! I hope to have a video or two up this week using some of the new release products…especially that Snow Flurry set! LOVE!
I have a video for today’s card that you can watch below or at my Youtube channel!
I wanted to do something a little different today so I grabbed my polychromos colored pencils for a little coloring on dark cardstock! 🙂
To start I stamped the monster on dark blue cardstock with white pigment ink. Then I laid down a layer of white colored pencil. You can skip this step and go right to the colors you plan to use but the white layer really helps the colors pop a little more! After my first layer of white, I added a light layer of my lightest aqua color. Then I added my darkest color to add a little shading in the shadowed areas. I blended that with my two medium shades and then went back with the lightest shade to burnish down the tooth of the paper for a smooth finish. Once I finished coloring I placed the cardstock back in my MISTI and restamped the monster with versamark before heat-embossing with silver sparkle embossing powder. Next I stamped the monster’s hand with white pigment ink and colored it with colored pencils before heat-embossing it with silver sparkle embossing powder. I love that this stamp allows you to stamp the monster with a waving arm or a hand that can hold the balloon or sign. And of course there are TONs of sentiments to customize your greeting!
Then I stamped the sign with white pigment ink and colored it with colored pencils. When I finished coloring I stamped and heat-embossed it and then stamped the sentiment with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. Next I masked off the sign and repeated the process. Then I trimmed my panel and added a strip of silver glitter cardstock before adhering it to a white card base. Finally I added a little nuvo crystal glaze to his belly, horns, shadow, and back and then sprinkled the shadow and back with chunky and prisma glitter. Off camera I also added a few accents with a white gel pen to finish the card!
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Thanks so much for visiting and have a fantastic day!
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Barbara Smith says
Super cute monster. Colored pencil on dark is just fantastic. Really enjoyed your video. Glittery shadow…nice!
Andre M. says
Great colouring and tips on your video. Thanks for the inspiration.
Celeste Goff says
Such a sweet card Jess! Love the touch of silver glitter paper and the gorgeous colored pencil against that dark navy cardstock!