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Coloring On Dark Cardstock with Colored Pencil

Hello! Today I wanted to write a quick post to share a technique I am really digging!

Check this out!


I am swooning over how colored pencils look on dark card stock! I’ve pretty much stamped every large floral image I have to try this out. This floral image is from Ink Blot Shop’s Comfort and Hugs.


This is Altenew’s Extra Special.fullsizeoutput_2640

This is Simon Says Stamp’s Floral Bliss.

I haven’t made a card out of the last image yet, but I will! All of these images were stamped in Versamark ink and embossed in gold. I colored them with Prismacolor pencils.

I had no idea that you could blend colors with colored pencils. And, it’s so easy! Seriously, no coloring skills needed! I’m tempted to get more stamps that I can repeat this technique with. I think next time I’ll use Concord and 9th’s Many Mandalas!

Here is a card I made with a similar technique.


The flowers on this stamp image from Concord and 9th are so small, I decided to use gel pens. In this case I used metallic and glitter pens. It’s so gorgeous in person!

Sorry for the short post, but I had to share this!

Thanks for stopping by!


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