Simon Says Stamp has a surprise today – their Valentine’s release! It’s time to start looking to the New Year as the year-end rushes towards us. The new release is fabulous, but I did think that there was a reasonable chance that my parcel wouldn’t arrive with me in time considering the pressures of the season on the postal service. So I picked one of my all-time favourite stamp sets, Beautiful Flowers, to post a coloured pencil card with you today and I’ll be sure to have lots of inspiration to share from the new release with you as soon as I can. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
Here’s a closer look at the new Simon Says Stamp Love You More release:
I started this card by stamping the large bouquet from the Beautiful Flowers set in clear embossing ink on Fog card and white heat embossing. I die cut the panel with an A7 Thin Frames die and set about colouring with Faber Castell Polychromos and a pencil sharpener to keep those pencil points sharp and clean. The colours I used were:
- Dark Naples Ochre
- Green Gold
- Brown Ochre
- Indian Red
- Dark Sepia
- Earth Green
- Chromium Green Opaque
- Warm Grey III
The first seven colours I used on the yellow flowers, then the two greens on the leaves. With the Warm Grey III pencil, I outlined the image to give it more definition from the background … and then goodness knows what I’d stuck my fingers into, but I got a couple of fingerprints on the nice clean Fog card background. I debated starting again, but didn’t want to waste the time I’d coloured and so I fussy cut the bouquet out, and foam mounted it onto another Fog panel I’d splattered with white gouache. Perfect! I love the extra dimension this gives and yet often forget that when using a coloured card, you can still pop up elements when mounting on the same coloured card background.
For the greeting, I stamped a sentiment from the Beautiful Flowers set in clear embossing ink on Black card and white heat embossed before trimming to a banner. I wrapped the Fog panel with twine and then added the greeting over the top with foam adhesive. I tied a twine bow and kept it in place with a dot of Glossy Accents. I foam mounted the finished panel on a 4 x 6″ card base cut and scored from Bazzill Marshmallow card.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D