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Adding monochromatic pencil highlights

I’ve really got into my Christmas cards now, and my stash of cards is growing ready for when I need to send them out. With my cards, I’m trying to make a range of styles so I have plenty of different cards to send out. So today I’m showing you how adding monochromatic pencil highlights can really and depth to your stamping and heat embossing, creating a simple yet stunning Christmas card. So let’s get started!

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Adding monochromatic pencil highlights

Creating the background

Position a piece of Hero Hues Nautical Cardstock into your MISTI, but make sure you remove the foam insert first. You need to do this, as the PinkFresh Studio Merry Little Christmas stamp is a red rubber cling stamp. Push out the sentiment insert and then stamp this down in embossing ink onto the card. 

Cover this with white embossing powder and heat set. Next, position the sentiment back into the middle of the design and stamp once again but this time cover with Metallic Gold embossing powder. 

Adding monochromatic pencil highlights

To add depth to the stamped design, use a white Faber Castell pencil to add highlights and definition to the objects. Add more pressure when using the pencil in the areas where there would be a shadow, and soften this out to where the highlights would be.

Once the colour is complete, use Nuvo Drops in Red Berry Crystal Drops and Chalk Stick Vintage drops to add a variety of different sizes of drops around the card. The red adds a tiny bit of colour which pairs well with the navy and white background. 

Adding monochromatic pencil highlights

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Adding monochromatic pencil highlights

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Merry Little Christmas Cling Stamp - PinkFresh Studio
Merry Little Christmas Cling Stamp – PinkFresh Studio
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
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Metallic Gold Rich Pale - WOW! Embossing Powder
Metallic Gold Rich Pale – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Red Berry Nuvo Crystal Drops - Tonic Studios
Red Berry Nuvo Crystal Drops – Tonic Studios
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Chalk Stick Nuvo Vintage Drops - Tonic Studios
Chalk Stick Nuvo Vintage Drops – Tonic Studios
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Nautical Hero Hues Cardstock - Hero Arts
Nautical Hero Hues Cardstock – Hero Arts
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Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for Bumbleberry Papercrafts have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Bumbleberry Papercrafts to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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