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Monochromatic Pencil Highlighting

As soon as I saw this Floral Focus from My Favorite Things I knew it needed to be the centre of attention and the best way to highlight a stamp such as this is to use a monochromatic scheme and add some shading with pencils. Monochromatic Pencil highlighting works best when using a base colour of cardstock like this making the colouring look effortless, and anybody could achieve this. 

PRODUCED AS PART OF MY DESIGN-TEAM WORK FOR Bumblberry Papercrafts - SEE END OF POST FOR MORE DETAILS

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Monochromatic Pencil highlighting

Creating the base layer

To start off, trim a piece of Gina K Double Denim cardstock down to 5.25″ x 4 and position inside a MISTI stamping platform. Next, lay the MFT Floral Focus stamp over the card in a position you are happy with a close the MISTI door to pick up the stamp. 

 Using WOW!  clear ultra slow drying embossing ink, stamp the design onto the card and cover with WOW! clear gloss embossing powder. Next, use a heat gun to heat set the powder.  

Adding the Monochromatic Pencil highlighting

 To colour the stamp, use a selection of blue pencils that complement the cardstock as well as a white pencil. For this card, the colours used were: Delf Blue 141, Cobalt Blue 143, Light UltraMarine 140 and White 101Lay down white in the highlight areas before adding any other colour to make sure they stay light. Next start building the colour up, adding dark blue in the shadows. I find it easy to go from dark to light, but do what you find easiest. 

 You can use the white to help blend the colours. Once all the flowers are coloured in, adhere the panel to a white card base. Next, die-cut the Altenew Fancy Thanks die from white card 3 times and layer up with Gina K connect glue for dimension.

Adhere the sentiment to the front of the card and embellish with a few sequins to finish the card off. 

Monochromatic Pencil highlighting

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Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you at these shops: Altenew (ALT), Scrapbook.com (SB), Craft Stash UK/US (CS UK/US),  and My Favorite Things (MFT).

All other shops are not affiliated links: Bumbleberry Papercrafts (BP) and WOW! UK/US (WOW UK/US)

Floral Focus - MFT


Floral Focus – MFT


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BP | MFT

Fancy Thanks - Altenew


Fancy Thanks – Altenew


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ALT | BP | SB

WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing pad


WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing pad


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CS | WOW UK | WOW US

Clear Gloss - WOW! Embossing Powder


Clear Gloss – WOW! Embossing Powder


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CS | WOW UK | WOW US

Blue Denim Heavy weight cardstock - Gina K


Blue Denim Heavy weight cardstock – Gina K


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BP

Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock


Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock


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Original MISTI - My Sweet Petunia


Original MISTI – My Sweet Petunia


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ALT | BP | SB

Gina K Designs - Connect Glue


Gina K Designs – Connect Glue


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BP

Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4


Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white


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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)


WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)


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CS | WOW UK

WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)


WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)


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WOW US

Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn


Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn


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BP

Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios


Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios


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SB | CS | CS US

Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers


Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers


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QuickStik - We R Memory Keepers


QuickStik – 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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