Simon Says Stamp | Pencil Coloring Over White Heat Embossing

Simon Says Stamp | Pencil Coloring Over White Heat Embossing. Video + SALE!

Hi everyone! Welcome back for another episode from my by-monthly Yippee For Yana video series for Simon Says Stamp Blog! In today’s episode I want to show a one layer colorful Christmas card created with the help of stamps and colored pencils and share some coloring tricks (or rather one trick) over white heat embossing.

Simon Says Stamp | Pencil Coloring Over White Heat Embossing by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #polychromos #cardmaking #christmascard

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.


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CARD DETAILS

I started working on my card by heat embossing sentiment from the Peace on Earth stamp set in Hero Arts white embossing powder onto Smoke Gray cardstock panel cut to 4 1/4 by 5 ½”.

Simon Says Stamp | Pencil Coloring Over White Heat Embossing by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #polychromos #cardmaking #christmascard

I’ve been coloring a lot with colored pencils on black and very dark gray papers with gold or antique gold heat embossing but I never actually tried it with white. And this is where I encountered my problem – as I was coloring images I kept accidentally going over the heat embossed line and coloring the line with my pencil. This probably does happen when you color a gold heat embossed image, but it’s much less visible.

Simon Says Stamp | Pencil Coloring Over White Heat Embossing by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #polychromos #cardmaking #christmascard

I decided I would do my coloring first and would heat emboss images later. This simple trick really did help to solve the problem. The process ended up being the following – I arranged images I wanted to use for my background on the door of my MISTI stamp positioner (you need to use a stamp positioning tool for this technique unless you are very good at eyeballing and double stamping). Placed my background panel inside the misti and stamped images in light color of ink.

Simon Says Stamp | Pencil Coloring Over White Heat Embossing by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #polychromos #cardmaking #christmascard

You can use watermark embossing ink, I used Simon’s’ Fog ink. Next, I colored images with pencils as if doing a no-line coloring (I made sure to stay inside the line); repositioned the panel inside the MISTI, prepped for heat embossing, stamped the images that were still mounted on the MISTI door in clear embossing ink and heat embossed in white embossing powder.

Simon Says Stamp | Pencil Coloring Over White Heat Embossing by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #polychromos #cardmaking #christmascard

This does take longer vs heat embossing and coloring, but it gives a much cleaner look. You can even do this if you find pencils dull the color of metallic embossing powder after coloring. Plus this allows to use highly detailed images like this poinsettia – there are a lot of dashed lined to this image that aren’t that easy to color around, but if they aren’t there when you do your coloring – you don’t have to worry about them.

I used Polychromos Pencils from Faber Castell, you can also use Prismacolors for this. I’ve been enjoying coloring with my Polychromos so this is why I picked those today. Once my background was finished I adhered it onto an A2 side folding card base and that pretty much finished my project. This is a one layer card – perfect to send in the mail!

I hope you’ll give this idea a try. Have fun stamping!

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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!

Simon Says Clear Stamps Winter Flowers
Simon Says Clear Stamps Winter Flowers
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Peace on Earth
Simon Says Clear Stamps Peace on Earth
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Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 12 Piece Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 12 Piece Set
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Smoke Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Smoke Cardstock
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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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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Misti Stamping Tool
Misti Stamping Tool
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Misti Creative Corners Positioning Pieces
Misti Creative Corners Positioning Pieces
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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9 Comments

    1. Thanks for sharing this tip. I tried stamping an image (on black) that had some small details in it; gold embossed and then colored. My coloring went over the embossing and … that was the end of that card idea. It was a mess. I appreciate this tip and now can go back and try that card idea again! Thank you, Yana!

    1. Beautiful card! It is so cheery and festive and it really is a beautiful stamp. Thank you for sharing the helpful tips

    1. Beautiful Card. I love the vibrant colors and the gray sets the color off in a unique and handsome way. Keep the good ideas coming. Love your trend toward single layer and contemporary. You are inspiring.

    1. This card is extremely BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love it so much!!!! Great tip on coloring then embossing. Love that you used colored pencils on grey paper. Such a unique look. Love love love it!!

    1. Beautiful card!! Definitely worth the extra work……can’t wait to try this .

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