Hey Everyone! It’s EK, and today I decided to try something I have never tried before. I decided to try colored pencils coloring on 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I was worried that the 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock‘s texture would create uneven coloring, but I am not going to lie, I am absolutely in love with how the texture adds to the overall coloring effect.
Join me as I create a underwater spring themed card using colored pencils.
Step One: Die cut the pieces you need from the Octopus, Seashells and Spring Basket die sets using 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Two: Color the die cut pieces using your colored pencils.
Step Three: Create a background for your colored die cuts. I used Distress Oxides in Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, and Shaded Lilac plus some shimmer spray on a trimmed piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Attach the background to an A2 card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
Step Four: Using a combination of 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, Kids Choice Glue, and 3 dimensional tape, assemble the basket full of sea shells and adhere to the card frame. Adhere the die cut Octopus onto the card, letting his legs over lap the basket.
Step Five: Stamp your sentiment onto the card frame using blue ink. I used a combination of sentiments from both the Spring Sentiments stamp set and Splish Splash Sentiments stamp set.
Have you ever used colored pencils on ECD’s Soft Finish Cardstock? Did you enjoy the results as much as I did? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.