WPlus9 | Dream Big Indigo Pencil Colored Leaves Background Card

WPlus9 | Dream Big Indigo Pencil Colored Leaves Background Card

Hello friends! I am back to sharing unique diy patterns you can create using your stamps. This time I was inspired by a fun image I spotted on Pinterest (I share it below) and decided to try coloring one of the leaves from the Autumn Leaves set from WPlus9 in gorgeous blues. I pulled out my Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and colored away!

WPlus9 | Dream Big Indigo Pencil Colored Leaves Background Card

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CARD DETAILS

Even though these leaves are meant for Fall by changing up the colors you can use them to create a dramatic background such as the one I am sharing today. I started working on my card by stamping one of the leaves repeatedly (in a random fashion) onto a black cardstock panel. I first prepped my panel using an anti static powder tool and stamped images using embossing ink.

WPlus9 | Dream Big Indigo Pencil Colored Leaves Background Card

I made sure to overlap leaves a bit, but not too much. After covering the entire panel with gold embossing powder I used a small dry brush and removed powder where I had the leaves intersect making it look like some were on top of the others. I learned this easy technique from my friend Svitlana  – she has a video tutorial showing how this is done. This eliminates the need to do masking when creating a background like this and makes stamping process go a lot faster.

WPlus9 | Dream Big Indigo Pencil Colored Leaves Background Card

Next I pulled out my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils and colored in my leaves using Dark Indigo and Cobalt Turquoise. Coloring took a bit of time – I first added a darker Dark Indigo color at the base of the leaves, colored tips using Cobalt Turquoise and to blend the two together went over ⅔ of the leaves with the Dark Indigo. You can also use Prismacolor pencils for this technique.

WPlus9 | Dream Big Indigo Pencil Colored Leaves Background Card

Once my coloring was done I trimmed this panel to 4 x 5 ¼” and foam mounted onto an A2 side folding card base. I added a simple “Dream Big” sentiment on top and embellished this card using clear dots created using Nuvo drops in Morning Dew.

WPlus9 | Dream Big Indigo Pencil Colored Leaves Background Card

Have fun stamping!

THIS CARD WAS INSPIRED BY:

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P.S.

I am a sharing a “Stamp A Card” story on my Instagram account today showing how to stamp this card from start to finish, but since stories only “live” for 24 hours I wanted to share these images with my blog readers, so I’m publishing them here in a form of a collage. I hope you’ll find it useful!

WPlus9 | Dream Big Indigo Pencil Colored Leaves Background Card

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support

Wplus9 Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps
Wplus9 Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps
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WPlus9 Stardust Stamp Set
WPlus9 Stardust Stamp Set
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WPlus9 Black Cardstock
WPlus9 Black Cardstock
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Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
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Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils
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Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Pencil Studio Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Pencil Studio Set
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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7 Comments

    1. This is so striking. Glad you put the instagram on this as a collage, I might have missed it and I want to come back to try this.

    1. WOW! What a stunning and dramatic background! Now I’m even more curious about these polychrome pencils! Thanks for putting the collage on your blog. I only follow the blog posts of a few bloggers … otherwise I’m not a follower of social media. Wplus9 has such beautiful flowers to color!! Thanks, Yana.

    1. Stunning!!!!! This card caught my eye as I was headed for your pretty pink posh blog hop… I had to come back and look! Love it!!!

    1. Beautiful card! Love the dramatic effect you achieved with the polychrome pencils.

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