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No-line pencil colouring on coloured cardstock

If you like to use pencils to colour images in, but are tired of colouring onto white cardstock, then why not try coloured cardstock instead? It is very easy to do when you know-how and can add so much atmosphere to your card with such a simple change. For today’s card, I used the Slate cardstock from Gina K Designs to create an elegant yet modest sympathy ‘I’m here with you’ card. Pair this with soft subtle stencil background and you’ve got a match made in heaven! So read on to find out how easy it is with no-line pencil colouring on coloured cardstock!

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no-line pencil colouring on coloured cardstock

The trick for colouring on coloured cardstock

To start, trim a piece of Gina K designs Slate cardstock down and place inside your MISTI. Using embossing ink, stamp the large floral bouquet from the Altenew Blooming Bouquet stamp set. I suggest stamping it twice so it is easier to see the design as you colour it in.

Next, using a selection of colour pencils, you can start colouring the design in. I used Faber Castel PolyChromos Pencils and these blended really well on Gina K cardstock. To ensure you get bright colours on cardstock, first, add a layer of white to the area you wish to colour. 

Once you’ve added white as a base layer, next start adding the colour to your area, going between dark and light colours. The white pencil is also a great tool to blend the colours by going back over the whole area with a white pencil.

Add details and creating the background

Once the whole design is coloured, use a white gel pen to add small details to the centre of some of the florals. Next, using scissors, fussy cut the design out. 

For the background, adhere the Altenew Broken Chevron Stencil to a card base made out of matching Slate cardstock. 

To add the soft background, use a blending brush to gently apply Hickory Smoke Distress oxide over the top. When you are happy with the amount of coverage, remove the stencil. 

For added detail, add some gold paint splatter and set to one side to dry. Once the background has dried, foam mount the coloured floral design onto the card base with 3D foam squares. 

 

Lastly, heat emboss a sentiment from the Altenew Sentiment Strips stamp set in gold onto black cardstock and trim down. Using foam pads, mount this onto the card to finish. 

no-line pencil colouring on coloured cardstock

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Sentiment Strips - Altenew
Sentiment Strips – Altenew
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Blooming Bouquet - Altenew
Blooming Bouquet – Altenew
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Blooming Bouquet Die - Altenew
Blooming Bouquet Die – Altenew
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Blooming Bouquet stamp and die - Altenew
Blooming Bouquet stamp and die – Altenew
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Broken Chevron Stencil - Altenew
Broken Chevron Stencil – Altenew
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Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide - Ranger Ink
Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide – Ranger Ink
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Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ReInker - Ranger Ink
Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ReInker – Ranger Ink
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing pad
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WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Pale
WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Pale
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Metallic Gold Rich Pale (large Jar) - WOW! Embossing Powder
Metallic Gold Rich Pale (large Jar) – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Slate - Gina K designs
Slate – Gina K designs
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Original MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam sqaures 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam sqaures 1/4″ white
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“Life Changing” Blender Brushes 2 pack
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“Life Changing” Blender Brushes 10 Pack
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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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PolyChromos Pencils:

  • White 101
  • Light Ultramarine 140
  • Cobalt Blue 143
  • Dark Red 225
  • Indanthrene Blue 247
  • Dark Chrome Yellow 109
  • Dark Cadmium Orange 115
  • Walnut Brown 177
  • Earth Green Yellowish 168
  • Hookers Green 159
  • Black 199

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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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