Good morning! I am excited to introduce the next exclusive Stamptember collaboration set, My Best Friend, from Clearly Besotted! Simon Says Stamp’s exclusive collaboration stamp sets are available for a limited time only – while supplies last. Once these sets sell out they will not be restocked again. So if you love this set I highly recommend placing your order soon!
Here’s what I created!
When I saw this layering set I was inspired by my friend Emily to try using colored pencils on colored cardstock. I’ve got a long ways to go to have my colored pencil work turn out like hers but it was fun to give it a try! I started by stamping the solid layer in white pigment ink on soft navy cardstock. Then I colored over it with a white colored pencil to create a solid white layer. Next I layered on a bright pink. If I hadn’t laid down the base of white colored pencil the pink wouldn’t really pop and I wanted it to be BRIGHT pink! 😉 Next I stamped the second layer with a red dye ink and then went over the lines with a dark red colored pencil. Finally I stamped the top layer with versamark and heat-embossed it with gold embossing powder.
I repeated the process for the leaves using a light sage green colored pencil and a darker olive pencil for the second layer. I stamped the sentiment with versamark and heat-embossed it with gold embossing powder. I matted the navy cardstock on matte gold cardstock and then adhered it to a soft navy card base to finish the card.
I hope this gives you some inspiration for this pretty set! Remember, these won’t last long so head over to Simon Says Stamp and snag yours now!!
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