Hello, stampers! Today I am back with a super simple, clean, and elegant card to share with you. This technique is perfect when you are short on time but want to create a WOW result for your recipient. So let’s get started!
I wanted to highlight this beautiful rose from the Elegant Flower Stamp Set on today’s card. This rose reminds me of the Beauty & the Beast movie from Disney. Maybe I will draw a glass cover next time when I use this image. Isn’t this rose just pretty??
Anyhow, I wanted to give it a nice, blended and colored look without using too many color pencils. So, I took out the Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils and used only 4 of them to color this image. I used #28 for the main part of the rose petals. I started from the bottom and left the very front petal super light. Then, I took out my Gamsol and the blending stud to bring out the colors from the bottom to the top potion of the rose image. Using gamsol with any color pencils works great when you want more of a soft, blended look.
After blending the first color, I went back to the rose petal image with #30 and added the color only on the bottom portion of the rose for a more in-depth look. Then I went in with the gamsol and blended those together.
For the stem and the leave I used #50 and only added just a tiny bit of it since it was a pretty dark green. If you go back to the first picture above, you will see that there is a light blue shading on the bottom of the rose. I used #65 to give a light shading on the bottom to help the rose image stand out easily.
If you are not super sure which black ink pad to use with color pencils and gamsol, I highly recommend Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. It is great for copics and to use color pencils with gamsol.
For the sentiment, I took out a light blue cardstock and stamped the “always remember” greeting from the Everyday Greetings Stamp Set. This is actually a part of a paragraph of quote, but I wanted to only use the “always remember” part and stamp the rest of it on the inside of the card. You can mask off but I just cut them apart with a scissor for a much easier stamping. Cutting your stamp image apart won’t harm your stamp, so no need to worry!
I hope you enjoyed today’s card! Please let me know if you have any questions – Give this technique a try and let us know how you liked it! Happy stamping!