Hi friends! Happy Saturday! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please join me in welcoming back the amazingly talented Yana Smakula in her bi-monthly Yippee for Yana series! Antique Gold embossing on black cardstock really packs a punch! Please be sure to watch the video, and enjoy!
Hi everyone, this is Yana Smakula and I’m excited to bring you another episode from my bi-monthly “Yippee For Yana” video series! In today’s episode I wanted to go back to pencil coloring on black cardstock, but offer a simpler & easier to make and color idea.
I decided to use a fun background stamp from Hero Arts – Christmas Lights Bold Prints and I heat embossed it in Simon’s Antique Gold embossing powder onto Simon’s black cardstock. This cardstock is smooth, but still has a bit of tooth to it and it’s crucial to make sure your paper has some tooth as this is what will effect your coloring with colored pencils.
For my coloring I picked Polychromos pencils from Faber Castell, you can also use Prismacolors. I used 2 blue – a light and dark and 2 white – a white and light gray pencils for my coloring. If you watched some of my previous videos where I shared pencil coloring on black cardstock and felt intimidated – this is a much much simpler version, the same approach, the same look, but really a simpler version of a colored background. I encourage you to give this idea a try – if you don’t have this particular background stamp, look through your stash – maybe you have a similar stamp, or just a string of lights that you can heat emboss multiple times and go ahead and color. It’s fun and it’s relaxing.
Quick tip of you – if you make a mistake and accidentally color where you aren’t suppose to -you can erase some of the pencil with a pencil eraser. I’m not sure if this will work on white cardstock, but this has worked for me a few times on black and it’s been very helpful.
My coloring process took about 20 minutes and I was really happy with how this background turned out. This card idea was actually inspired and prompted by a card I did earlier using same stamp set – I was writing a blog post for it and I thought about coloring these lights with pencils and as soon as my post was done I went and tested my idea out and it worked!
To create a sentiment for this card I used one of Simon’s Peace on Earth set and heat embossed a long skinny sentiment that reads Wishing You The Happiest, Merriest, Brightest, Most Fun Filled Christmas Ever. Next, I foam mounted my background and my sentiment onto a card base. To spice this card up I colored each light using a Wink of Stella Glitter Pen and finally coated each light with Glossy Accents. This really made my card pop and pulled the entire project together. I hope you’ll give this idea a try. Have fun stamping!
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Thanks for reading today, and thanks so much to Yana for being our guest!
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