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Pencil colouring florals on dark card

I’m really loving using coloured cardstock panels, particularly the darker the better. But I also love to colour as well, so today I’m sharing my tips on pencil colouring florals on dark card. And as soon as I saw this beautiful floral stamp from PinkFresh Studios, I thought it would be perfect for just this technique! The floral arrangement allows the card to pop through against those softer colours really making the design stand out. 

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Pencil colouring florals on dark card

Creating the design

To start off, trim a piece of Nautical Hero Hues cardstock from Hero Arts to 5.25″ by 4″. Next, place the panel in you MISTI stamping tool and position the PinkFresh Studio Full Bloom stamp in the middle of the panel. 

Stamp the full bloom in clear embossing ink and cover with WOW! Opaque Bright  White embossing powder before heat setting. Next, it is time to colour in the design. To make your colouring pop, you need to put a light layer of the white pencil down first – this should be light as you do not want to wear the tooth of the card down that you cannot add colour over the top.

Colouring on the dark cardstock

The white colour at as a base for you now to start colouring in the design with the colours of your choice. Remember to add a couple of shades in to create depth and dimension. I like to go back in with my white pencil to help smooth and blend the shading.

Pencil colours used (Faber Castell Polychromos):

  • White 101
  • Light Flesh 132
  • Dark Flesh 130
  • Rose Carmine 124
  • Magenta 133
  • Earth Green Yellowish 168
  • Permanent Green Olive 167
  • Olive Green Yellowish 173

After the colouring is complete, you may wish to go in with a white gel pen to clean up the heat embossing anywhere where you may have gotten a little pencil colour on it. The Creative Detailer from Couture Creations is a great eraser at removing any pencil dust on the cardstock, especially in smaller areas.

Finishing the card off:

To add a little more atmosphere, ink blend Catherine Pooler Black Jack ink around the edge of the card using a blending tool. This will add a little more drama. You can now add this to a white card base, and foam mount this for added dimension.

Choose a sentiment from the stamp set to stamp in Catherine Pooler juniper Mist ink onto white cardstock and trim down to foam mount onto the front of the panel. Lastly, add a selection of Nuvo drops around to the floral image to finish the card off.

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Pencil colouring florals on dark card

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Full Bloom - PinkFresh Studio
Full Bloom – PinkFresh Studio
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Juniper Mist Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Juniper Mist Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Juniper Mist Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Juniper Mist Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Black Jack Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Black Jack Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Black Jack reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Black Jack reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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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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Nuvo Carnation Pink Crystal Drops
Nuvo Carnation Pink Crystal Drops
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Bubblegum Blush Nuvo Crystal Drops - Tonic Studios
Bubblegum Blush Nuvo Crystal Drops – Tonic Studios
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Nautical Hero Hues Cardstock - Hero Arts
Nautical Hero Hues Cardstock – Hero Arts
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 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)
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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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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