Good morning! I’m super excited to be a stop on the hop for the Simon Says Stamp You Are Loved blog hop!
Have you checked out the release yet? It’s fabulous!!! It actually went live last month but in the excitement of the holidays we decided to share inspiration with you after the holidays! 😉
I’ve already shared two cards using the new release here and today I’m sharing another card using the gorgeous So Loved set with colored pencils!
To start I stamped the flowers onto a panel of slate grey cardstock with SSS Barely Beige ink using my MISTI and then I left the stamps on the lid. Then I colored each flower with four caran d’ache luminance pencils. I laid down a layer of white and then used three shades of a peachy red to color each petal. I love the way these pencils blend so smoothly! And the best news: Simon Says Stamp now carries three sets! On a side note, I own and have used prismacolor and polychromos pencils but, hands down, the luminance are my FAVORITE! You can see another card using the luminance here!
Once I was done coloring I placed the panel back in my MISTI and restamped the flowers with versamark and heat-embossed them with gold tinsel embossing powder. Then I filled in the foliage and sentiment. I used the same gold tinsel embossing powder for the foliage and regular gold embossing powder for the sentiment! I love the pop of color and combining grey with gold! I’m looking forward to trying a similar card but with aqua and navy flowers! I hope this inspires you to try using colored pencils on colored cardstock for a vibrant design! And if you have any questions about the luminance pencils please feel free to ask!
Check out the You Are Loved Gallery on the Simon Says Stamp blog for even more crafty inspiration! And we have a special gift for all of our blog hoppers this weekend!! Use the code LVE584 on any purchase at Simon Says Stamp this weekend for your free Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink Pad!
To celebrate the You Are Loved release EVERY stop on the hop is giving away a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp! To enter, leave a comment on all the hop stops before 11:59PM ET Sunday, January 13th! Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday, January 16th. Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Suzy!! If you get lost or encounter a broken link, here’s a list of all the stops on the hop:
- Simon Says Stamp Blog
- Nichol Spohr
- Nina-Marie Trapani
- Jessica Frost-Ballas –> You are here!
- Suzy Plantamura
- Amy Rysavy
- Lisa Addesa
- Heather Hoffman
- Marge Yoon
- Anna Kossakovskaya
- Karin Åkesdotter
- Bibi Cameron
- Barb Engler
- Anna-Karin Evaldsson
Thanks so much for stopping by, have a fantastic day, and enjoy the hop!
And some quick house-keeping! The winner of my Seasons Givings blog hop is sdjodoin! Please send me an email to claim your prize via the contact form above! Congratulations!
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate disclosure can be found here). Your purchases help keep my blog running and I thank you for the support!