Thursday, December 7, 2017

This is the Day that the Lord has Made

Good morning! I've been so inspired lately by all the beautiful cards I've seen with colored pencils on colored cardstock - particularly by Yana, so I decided the other night to try my hand at it! I used a lovely Simon Says Stamp Set called Let Us Rejoice and came up with these two cards - I tried to add a couple things to the one on the right, I think I wish I had left it plain like the one on the left, but I decided to share it as is anyway!

For both cards I used some of the Gina K Designs Autumn Rainbow cardstock set - a Simon Says Stamp Exclusive! I used Honey Mustard and Fresh Asparagus from the set. I then stamped and heat embossed my image and sentiment from Let Us Rejoice in Gold. I just LOVE this sentiment - and the florals in this set are gorgeous as well!

Next, I just slowly began coloring and blending out the colors using my Prismacolor Colored Pencils. Isn't that shine from the gold embossing gorgeous?

For the next one I did the same thing, but then thought I'd try adding a bit of white colored pencil around the outside. I didn't love that, so I took an artist eraser to it. While that didn't remove the pencil, it did soften it up a lot, and I found that I at least liked that effect a bit better.

I added a few Nuvo drops around the florals, and then some sparkly Nuvo glitter drops on the centers of each petal of the flowers.

What do you think - do you like the cleaner look of the yellow one? Or the more embellished effect on the second?

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