Simple Valentine’s card using 3 coloring pencils.

Simple Valentine’s card using 3 coloring pencils.

Hi everyone! 

This is Luisana and I am back this week to show you an awesome and simple card I made using Brutus Monroe’s stencil of the month.  

As you may already know, I am a colorist, it’s what I enjoy and love to do, so I try to incorporate it into any cards I make as much as I can. However, I am not the simplest colorist. I tend to be over the top with my techniques and mediums I use. In fact, “less is more” is my new motto this year and I am trying (without success most of the time) to color using less products. 

Enter this card! Check out the design of this stencil! How cute and romantic is it! Buuuuut... I am so proud of myself because... wait for it... I only used 3... THREE coloring pencils for this whole card. Yup! this needed to be documented.

 

Back to the card. As per my usual, i made my stencil sticky using tombow mono glue and I placed it on top of my card stock. Using my lightest color I traced over every single heart, making sure I had a crisp image on the paper.

 

By the time I was done with this step it was time to take my son to basketball practice, so naturally I took my pencils and cardstock to practice with us and colored there. 

I wanted an ombré effect for this card so i colored the heart in 3 sections, making sure to blend the colors together so they’d flow seamlessly. 

I was done with my coloring when we got home and all I needed to do was place this sentiment from the Love Bug set onto a piece of white cardstock, and for some added dimension I put foam glue dots on the back of it to stick it to the card. I stamped my sentiment in red ink, because after all, this is a Valentine’s card. 

And my card is done.  So quick and easy  

If you would like to sign up for the stencil of the month club click here. 

Alrighty, that’s it for me today. 

Thank you for stopping by and reading till the end. 

I will see you all next week. 

 

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