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Using Colored Pencils on Dark Card Stock with the April Stamp of the Month

Using Colored Pencils on Dark Card Stock with the April Stamp of the Month

Hey everyone! Thanks for visiting the B|M Inspiration blog! I had a piece of dark blue cardstock on my workspace today that I had cut in two. The first half, I used for a project and I wanted to use the other piece right away. First, because I LOVE this blue color, and second, I wanted to challenge myself to use this cardstock as a limiting factor in my creative process.

Limiting factors help us by focusing our attention from all the myriad opportunities available to us as creative people. If you ever feel like you want to make something, but cannot seem to get started, because you have so many supplies, try pulling together a few pieces of your supplies and limit yourself to them on purpose. You may also try some of the challenges offered in the Brutus Monroe Fan Club group on Facebook.

For this project, I limited myself to the B|M April Stamp of the Month (SOTM) and this Azure Blue cardstock. To begin, I scored the cardstock every 1/8th inch from left to right using my Scor-Pal and a Teflon Bone Folder. Then I scored it horizontally to make a grid on the bottom left corner for some interest. 

Then I stamped the wonky cake image from the SOTM set onto the front of the panel using Alabaster Pigment Ink. In order for my colored penciling to stand out against the dark cardstock, I colored in the entire image with a white Derwent watercolor pencil. 

Then I re-stamped the image with Raven Ink and colored it in with fuchsia, white and yellow watercolor pencils. With an Aqua Brush, I activated the watercolor and smoothed out the coloring of the image. 

After heat setting it, I stamped the image again with some clear embossing in, and heat embossed it with Icicle Embossing Powder. 

Then, I heat embossed the sentiment from the SOTM using Alabaster Embossing Powder. To finish off the card, I popped it up on a white card base using foam tape. I wish you could hold this card in your hands and feel the texture and see the shine of the embossing powder. 

I hope you enjoyed this little card! You will find a list of supplies in the grid below. I appreciate your stopping by and would love to hear how you color on dark cardstock.


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