VIDEO: Lydia’s Crafty Corner- Pencil Coloring On Dark Cardstock

by Lydia Evans

Hello there everyone! Lydia here. Today I’ll be sharing one of my all time favorite techniques- pencil coloring on dark cardstock using Pen Sketched Flowers Stamp Set.

I stated by stamping two of the same image from Pen Sketched Flowers Stamp Set onto a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of Navy Cardstock using Enchanted Gold Ink. Once this was done I then set to work coloring the images using colored pencils. I didn’t worry too much about coloring over the lines as I was going to heat emboss these later.

Once the coloring was complete I then stamped over the images again. This time I used Embossing Ink and heat set using Rose Gold Embossing Powder. I just love the opulent look this gives. To add a little more gold I added a little splatter using Antique Gold Ink Spray.

For the sentiment I stamped a sentiment from More Than Words Stamp Set onto a strip of Vellum using Embossing Ink and heat set using Rose Gold Embossing Powder. To add even more gold, I added a thin strip of Gold Mirror Cardstock above the sentiment strip.

To see how this card came together please check out the video below or over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Pen Sketched Flowers Stamp Set
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More Than Words Stamp Set
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Rose Gold Crisp Embossing Powder
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Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray
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Gold Foil Cardstock (10 sheets/set)
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Vellum Translucent Paper (25 sheets/set)
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Navy Cardstock (25 sheets/set)
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Embossing Ink
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Parker 44 July 20, 2019 - 10:28

So pretty and you’ve shown me how easy it actually is.

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vixen57 July 20, 2019 - 10:33

Beautiful. Inspiration to try my pencils on a dark cardstock.

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Kelly July 20, 2019 - 10:33

So many beautiful techniques in this lovely card. These will stretch the lifr of any stamp to make them fresh and new each use. Thank you!

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Jane B. July 20, 2019 - 10:35

Absolutely stunning!

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Marti Crockett July 20, 2019 - 10:53

Beautiful job and great video – you make it look like something (maybe) I could try.

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Barbara Smith July 20, 2019 - 11:52

Beautiful card…Love the techniques!

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Carol R July 20, 2019 - 11:54

Thank you for taking the time to show how this beautiful card scene was made. It definitely has inspired me to try it.

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Patricia Wilson July 20, 2019 - 13:24

Beautiful, as usual. Isn’t it amazing how the colored pencils look so pretty on dark card stock? I haven’t tried anything but black but it looked amazing. Thanks for sharing all your great tips.

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Greta H July 20, 2019 - 14:57

I wish I could color as this is one of my favorite cards, Lydia! Gorgeous & I’m glad you “had” to add the gold splatters!

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memalagene July 20, 2019 - 15:25

Gorgeous! Thanks for the video!

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Barbara Heinly July 20, 2019 - 17:48

An awesome card and I’m inspired to try this technique.

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Henriëtte July 21, 2019 - 08:18

Beautiful card Lydia, thanks for the great video tutorial and all the tips on the way. . Have a great Sunday.

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Lee July 21, 2019 - 13:45

lovely card. The re-stamping at the end always seems to make such a great difference. Can’t think why I never remember to do it. : (

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Maria McLaughlin July 21, 2019 - 17:56

your pencil coloring was beautiful. Can you tell me the colors you used. Everything I have seems too green.

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Helen July 24, 2019 - 22:05

Your card is amazing, Lydia. Beautiful pencil coloring and embossing. It all comes together so well. tfs

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Conniecrafter August 22, 2019 - 09:57

the coloring on the dark card base is so pretty!

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