Happy Wednesday crafty friends! We are so excited to bring you our new Wednesday video tutorial by Nicole! She will be with us every other Wednesday bringing us tips, techniques and video tutorials on how to make CAS cards! Here is Nicole sharing with us today’s gorgeous card!
Happy Wednesday! Nicole Picadura here with a new video tutorial!! Today I am going to share a quick Thank You Card and show you how to color and stamp on a Kraft cardstock. Working with Kraft cardstock can be super fun, especially if you are looking for a card with lots of colors popping out.
As you might’ve noticed, I revisited the Vintage Roses Stamp Set to create this card. I love, love, love this stamp set! The big rose image really grabs your attention, which one of the reasons I love this stamp set!
To stamp the image on the Kraft cardstock, I used a white pigment ink. So far I like Wedding Dress from Memento Luxe Ink Pad – it leave a clear, rich white images on dark colored cardstocks. I would recommend trying out different brands to see which one you like the best. There are lots of them out there!
For the main rose image, I decided to use watercolor pencils to color in the image. I left the other smaller images as is, because I really wanted to draw the attention to this big rose image. I took out couple shades of pink, purple, and green. You are going to fill in the image with lighter shade first and go back with a darker shade to give more dept. Make sure to watch the video to see how I color those in!
I didn’t try to be too perfect with coloring because I wanted more of a smooth look. So I blended the colors pretty well and went over the white line just a bit. Most of the time I stayed within the lines because I wanted the outline to show well. After coloring the image, I went in with one of the sentiment from the Vintage Roses Stamp Set and stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black Ink for bold sentiment. I also added few enamel dots for a finishing touch.
I encourage you to take out your color pencils and play with them! They are super fun and you can do a lot with it as you experiment more and more. Thank you very much for stopping by!! Have an awesome day!
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Thank you to Nicole for her gorgeous card and tutorial! We hope you learned something new today.
With Paper Hugs,
Inspired by Stamping