No-line pencil colouring (DT Verity)

-Hi there, it is Design team member Verity from Pretty Little Button. I have a lovely one-layered card for you today. I’m not usually known for one layered card, just because I love plenty of dimension to my cards. However, I loved colouring this in and felt it didn’t need anything more to it as the colouring had plenty of depth to it itself!

No-line pencil colouring Card overview:

To start off, trim down a piece of craft card to 1/4″ smaller than an A2 card. Select a few floral stamps and arrange into one corner of the panel – the stamps used here are from the Altenew Floral Frame stamp set. Using a watermark ink like versamark, stamp these images onto the card panel. You could mask the florals if you find this easier, but as I was going to colour this in, I didn’t worry about lines/stamps overlapping as this would be covered up.

Using a selection of pencils, colour in the image adding different shades to create depth and dimension. The pencils I used for this card were a selection of Polychromos. I used a white pencil for the highlight areas. Stamp and emboss a sentiment in white embossing powder and finish off with a few Tonic Nuvo drops in colour corresponding shades.

Finishing the card off:

To finish this card off I added a funny sentiment from the Narky Finishing Sentiments stamp set. The sentiment ‘This card was made by someone trying to raise pennies to fund their crafting addiction!’ can fit so many crafts and is the perfect addition to add to the back of your cards!


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Until next week,


Hugs Within

Hugs! Everyone loves a hug. Back in January of this year I coloured this super sweet image from Gerda Steiner Designs for the 30 Day Colouring Challenge (click the link for information and to join the most recent challenge which started on 1st June 2018).

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Gerda Steiner Designs – Warm Fuzzies

I hadn’t managed to get around to putting the image on to a card but as soon as I saw the wonderful ‘Sealed with a Kiss’ stamp set I knew I had to make a card just so I could use one of the hug related sentiments on my envelope!

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For the card I embossed the ‘All Prettied Up’ Dies from Mama Elephant on to the front of the card using my Big Shot and a silicone mat. I fussy cut the image and then secured it on to the front of the card using foam tape. The sentiment was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I finished off the card with some Pale Periwinkle Nuvo Jewel Drops.

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For the envelope I used the ‘Hugs Within’ stamp along the top seal of the envelope with Hero Arts Ombre Ink in ‘Light Purple to Grape Juice’.

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Sealed with a Kiss: Happy Birthday! (DT Verity)

Hi there, it is Design team member Verity from Pretty Little Button. I do love to make a clean and simple card, and I have another one for you today. Of course, I used a stamp from Chunky Monkey Crafts to finish the card off. This is from another stamp set called ‘Sealed with a Kiss’ and this retails at £6.99 for this A6 stamp set. Again, for today’s card, I created a Happy Birthday card, which I aimed for a more masculine/unisex style. I needed to make my dad a card, and thought this would be great!

Sealed with a Kiss Card overview:

To start off, heat emboss a striped pattern onto grey cardstock – the stamp used was from Concord & 9th ‘Hooray’ set. Trim this down and round off the edges. Apply silver Tonic Nuvo Embellishment mousse with a palette knife to a Kraft card panel and allow to dry.

Mount the card panel onto a white card base with a small border. Foam mount the heat embossed panel onto the card, offset from the embellishment mousse. Die cut a sentiment several times and layer up – this is the ‘Happy’ die from Lawn Fawn. Stamp and emboss a secondary sentiment onto a piece of white card and trim down to size. Adhere the sentiments onto the card and add white Tonic Nuvo drops as embellishments.

Finishing the card off:

As I mentioned I used a stamp from the ‘Sealed with a Kiss’ set from Chunky Monkey Crafts. I added one to the back of the card beneath my logo sticker and felt this sentiment was very apt as well my cards are made with love. In addition, I also added a sentiment to the back of the envelope and loved how this turned out!

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To see more on this card, head to my blog here.

Until next week,