Posts Tagged ‘prismacolor’

UP, UP AND AWAY!

Sunday, April 12th, 2020

Good Morning and HAPPY EASTER!

It’s Susan here today sharing some fun cards – you’d think since it’s Easter that I would’ve made some Easter themed or bunny cards but I didn’t. I forgot it was Easter when I made these.

I recently received the Penny Black Birthday Balloons stamp set and I couldn’t wait to play with it. I grabbed my Copics and Prismacolor Pencils and set out to play.

The card above on the left is colored with copics. I didn’t do anything fancy – mostly because I don’t have a lot of colors and I’m still learning how to use them. I used a white paint pen to add some fun patterns to each of them.  The one on the right is colored with Prismacolor pencils. Here too I kept the coloring really simple using two shades of each color and the same white paint pen to add the highlight on each balloon. You could use a white gel pen for this as well.  I chose not to color the girl in bright colors because I wanted the balloons to be the focus.

 

This next card is a little more detailed. I used a 4 1/4 x 11″ piece of card stock and scored it on the 4 1/4″ side 2 3/4″ in from both ends.

The image on the right side of the card is stamped directly onto the card base but the balloons on the left were stamped onto scrap card stock, fussy cut out and added to the left side of the card base. The balloons furthers to the left were added with some craft foam. Here again the coloring was kept really simple. I used Pismacolor Pencils – 2 shades of each color and the white paint pen for highlight.

For my last card today I wanted to do something that would be considered a little more formal. Something for a 21st or 50th birthday or any special occasion. You could change out the sentiment to make it an Anniversary or Retirement card.

I used gold and silver Prismacolor Pencils for the balloons and then used a clear sparkle pen to add some shine to them. This time I colored the girl in using gold and black to coordinate with the balloons. A little fun strip of paper along the side and these cards are done.

I have an idea for another card with this set. I’ll get it made and share it over on the Scrap’n Stamp Facebook PageHave you seen the Random Acts of Cardness Challenge on the Facebook page yet? Be sure to check it out – there are all kinds of ideas to inspire you.

 

Happy Stampin’

and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan

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Strong and Beautiful

Sunday, March 8th, 2020

Yes You Are!

My card today is in honor of International Women’s Day and all the Strong and Beautiful women in my life.

 

I chose to use the Picket Fence Studios Jill  stamp and MFT’s Beautiful Blessings 2 for the sentiment.

I’ll be honest with you. I didn’t know it was International Women’s Day until I woke up this morning and saw it on a post. I was instantly inspired to make a card to celebrate. What I had originally planned for today I’ll share later in the month.

I stamped the image using my stamp positioning tool. Not because it didn’t stamp well but because I knew I was going to use my Prismacolor pencils and they tend to dull the stamped lines. I stamp the image, leave the stamp in place, color the image, put it back into the stamp positioning tool and re stamp the image. It sharpens the image up. I should’ve taken a pic to show you the before and after.

I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies to cut a panel and then stamped the sentiment using Versafine Nocturne ink.  I adhered the panel to a white card base using craft foam.

 

 

Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!!
Susan
Shopping list:
Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much. 


Stamping on a Budget

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Hi Everyone! Happy Monday.

Susan here with something that may be a little different.

I was trying to come up with an idea for today’s tutorial and I had

quite a few different ones that came to mind but I decided to talk

about stamping on a budget.

My card features the image from Penny Black called Cupcake. When I

buy stamp sets I always try to buy ones that are very versatile and

lend themselves to different styles and occasions. But once in a while

there are those ones that are just too cute to pass up – like this cutie

with the cupcake. It reminds me of my girls when they were little.

I bought this years ago when I was new to stamping

and lived in a town that was 5 hours from the nearest craft store.

I linked to the stamp set below for you.

I did some simple coloring using my Prismacolor pencil crayons. Now I

admit I have about 150 (ish) pencils BUT I really don’t need that

many. (Shhhh don’t tell my husband that haha). I pulled out the 12

colors that make up the set I linked to below and used the brown and

the black to add lots of shading, and white to add highlights.

I admit I have a fair amount of dies BUT THE MOST USED set in my

craft room is the set of Stitched Rectangle Stackable dies I linked to

below. I use them on practically every card I make. When you’re

considering whether to buy a higher priced die set or not ask yourself

this, “How often will I use it?” If you’re like me with the dies I listed

below and answer with an “A LOT” then you’ll be adding them to

your cart.

 

Because I kept the colors really simple and there was a lot of white

space I decided to add a pop of color to the top with cardstock. I used

the Stitched Hillside Borders Dies from Lawn Fawn to make the

curved edge to a piece that I’d already cut with the Stitched

Rectangle Dies. It’s a simple and cost effective way to add color to

your cards and a great way to stretch your card stock.

When you’re just starting out with stamping, it’s hard to know where

to start. My best advice is to start small. Get the basics – a good black

ink, some white card stock, a good paper cutter and scissors.

Buying ink pads can be overwhelming. Choose the colors that make

you happy and look good together and work with the stamps you

own. Look for sentiment stamp sets that cover all kinds of occasions

and that you can mix and match to make your own. Then think

about the people  in your life that you’ll be making cards for and

choose sets that fit them.

The main thing to remember is to HAVE FUN!!

 

Happy Stampin’

and thanks so much for stopping by!

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