Spring is definitely in the air here in San Antonio! I’ve been doing mostly floral themed projects for weeks now, and I can’t wait for it to warm up outside so I can plant my real flowers.

Today, I’m sharing a cute bouquet that’s colored with Prismacolor pencils. I read a lot of good reviews online about these, so I wanted to give them a test drive.

I picked the floral stamp set from the September 2018 kit (it’s sold out as of now, but you can use a favorite set from your stash) and stamped it in Dove Gray Staz-On Ink. The paper I’m using today is a fine-tooth watercolor variety. It’s much more fun to color with pencils on this because it picks up the pencil so well and makes it easy to blend.

 

The colors for these flowers are:

  • Dark Pink Flower: Magenta, Pink, Mulberry
  • Light Pink Flower: Pink Pomegranate, White
  • Yellow Flower: Cream, Sunburst Yellow, Pink
  • Yellow Bud: Cream, Pink
  • Leaves: Prussian Green, Grass Green, Kelly Green

Once I had them all prettied up, I trimmed the panel to 5” x 3”, allowing the flowers to overhang the edges. To do this, I snipped into the paper where I wanted to start fussy cutting the image, then carefully cut up to that point with my trimmer and removed the excess.

Then, I cleaned up the corners with detail scissors and trimmed down the other side using the same technique.

After I had everything shaped up, I used a 5.25” x 3.25” piece of purplish-pink 65lb cardstock to mat my stamped panel.

For the background, I embossed a piece of Neenah Solar White with a Next Level Embossing Folder in Woven and adhered the colored piece over the left side with foam squares.

 

For the sentiment, I heat embossed “get well soon” on a bit of black cardstock and trimmed off the strip. I added that to my card front with foam squares as well, then popped everything onto an A2 card base.

… It was then I realized I wanted to add some flecks of color over that front piece with the flowers.

It was too late to pull it off again, so I tucked some scratch paper just under the edges of the watercolor paper to protect the rest of my card. Then, I made a quick mixture of Memento Black Re-Inker and Nuvo Mica Mist in Silver Smoke and tapped off some lovely little flecks over the panel with my favorite paintbrush. Crisis averted! And I love how it turned out 🙂

Thanks for stopping in to read today! If you haven’t ordered your April kit yet, now’s the time. Once they’re gone, they’re gone! Happy crafting!

Niki (@cardstoq on IG, PIN, TW, AND FB)