Hi friends! Happy Wednesday! Welcome to the latest edition of Yippee for Yana! You won’t want to miss the whole tutorial of this festive beauty. 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 by-monthly “Yippee For Yana” video series! In today’s episode I want to show a one layer Colorful Christmas card created with the help of stamps and colored pencils and share some coloring tricks (or rather one trick) over white heat embossing.
I’ve been coloring a lot with colored pencils on black and very dark gray papers with gold or antique gold heat embossing but I never actually tried it with white. And this is where I encountered my problem – as I was coloring images I kept accidentally going over the heat embossed line and coloring the line with my pencil. This probably does happen when you color a gold heat embossed image, but it’s much less visible.
I decided I would do my coloring first and would heat emboss images later. This simple trick really did help to solve the problem. The process ended up being the following – I arranged images I wanted to use for my background on the door of my MISTI stamp positioner (you need to use a stamp positioning tool for this technique unless you are very good at eyeballing and double stamping). Placed my background panel inside the misti and stamped images in light color of ink.
You can use watermark embossing ink, I used Simon’s’ Fog ink. Next, I colored images with pencils as if doing a no-line coloring (I made sure to stay inside the line); repositioned the panel inside the MISTI, prepped for heat embossing, stamped the images that were still mounted on the MISTI door in clear embossing ink and heat embossed in white embossing powder.
This does take longer vs heat embossing and coloring, but it gives a much cleaner look. You can even do this if you find pencils dull the color of metallic embossing powder after coloring. Plus this allows to use highly detailed images like this poinsettia – there are a lot of dashed lined to this image that aren’t that easy to color around, but if they aren’t there when you do your coloring – you don’t have to worry about them.
I used Polychromos Pencils from Faber Castell, you can also use Prismacolors for this. I’ve been enjoying coloring with my Polychromos so this is why I picked those today. Once my background was finished I adhered it onto an A2 side folding card base and that pretty much finished my project. This is a one layer card – perfect to send in the mail!
I hope you’ll give this idea a try. Have fun stamping!
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