Hi everyone! I'm over at Magenta today, and you can see that post here.
I've been having a lot of fun with the Swirly Blossom Poinsettia stamp, which I've been coloring with Prismacolor pencils in some of my favorite blends.
I started out by cutting some of my favorite cardstocks for coloring using The Greetery Crimped Frame die. The one above is Strathmore Blue Tone Mixed Media.
I stamped all of the cards with the Poinsettia image using my MISTI stamp platform.
Leaving the stamp in the MISTI, I took all of these panels and colored them with my favorite Prismacolor combinations of blends.
Since I knew I was going to emboss over these, I was just trying to get some nice color blends laid down under the embossing.
After coloring, I stamped over each panel with Versamark ink and embossed in gold or silver, depending on the colors. It's very important to add powder to the panel before you stamp and emboss, since embossing powder really likes to adhere to colored pencil.
I added a sentiment to each card at the same time, using the same color of embossing as the flower. The above card was done on PTI Enchanted Evening cardstock.
I added gems to some of the flowers, which are very sparkly in real life. This card was done on PTI Pure Poppy Cardstock.
This card was done using Strathmore Tan Tone Mixed Media cardstock
The above card was again PTI Enchanted Evening cardstock. I really like this dark blue with the turquoise blends.
I even did one on a green shaving cream technique panel. I didn't take an individual picture of it, but you can see it in some of the group pictures above. You can also see that technique tutorial here. The post where I made the green ones is here. The Prismacolor choices on that one would also be good on white.
I'll list the colors I used on each color of cardstock, in case you are interested. I hope you like these! I'm getting close to having enough Christmas cards I think.
Magenta Products Used:
|0445.O Swirly Blossom Poinsettia|
|07.995.E Joyeux Noël|
|07.956.F John Lennon Peace Quote|
|07.1019.F Wishing you Peace Love Joy|
Other Products Used:
Prismacolor Colored Pencils:
For Blue Tone cardstock: PC901 Indigo Blue,
PC902 Ultramarine, PC1087 Powder Blue
For Dark Blue cardstock: PC105 Cobalt Turquoise,
PC905 Aquamarine, PC992 Light Aqua
For Tan Tone cardstock: PC924 Crimson Red,
PC925 Crimson Lake, PC1014 Deco Pink
For Red cardstock: PC923 Scarlet Lake,
PC926 Carmine Red, PC929 Pink, PC927 Lt Peach
On Green and White Shaving Cream cardstock:
PC924 Crimson Red, PC923 Scarlet Lake,
PC1014 Deco Pink
The Greetery Crimped Edge die
Strathmore Blue Tone Mixed Media
Strathmore Tan Tone Mixed Media
PTI Pure Poppy Cardstock
PTI Enchanted Evening Cardstock
Ranger Gold embossing powder
Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder