PRetty Pink Posh | Cherry Blossoms & Polychromos Pencils. Video + Blog Hop + Giveaway Handmade card by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #pencilcoloring #polychromos #adultcoloring #prettypinkposh

Pretty Pink Posh | Cherry Blossoms & Polychromos Pencils. Video + Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends! Thank you for joining us today to celebrate Pretty Pink Posh March 2018 release! This post is a part of a celebratory blog hop (more about the hop and giveaways below). Today I have a Spring Floral card to share featuring Cherry Blossoms stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh and pencil coloring with the help of Polychromos pencils from Faber Castell.

One of my favorite sets from this release is the Cherry Blossom set. Pretty Pink Posh now not only has fun critters to play with, but also these simple yet very beautiful outline flowers.

PRetty Pink Posh | Cherry Blossoms & Polychromos Pencils. Video + Blog Hop + Giveaway Handmade card by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #pencilcoloring #polychromos #adultcoloring #prettypinkposh

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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 decided to use flowers for my card today and do some quick coloring using my Polychromos colored pencils. I started working on my card by stamping images from the Cherry Blossom set in black ink onto Toned Gray Sketch Paper from Strathmore using my mini MISTI.

PRetty Pink Posh | Cherry Blossoms & Polychromos Pencils. Video + Blog Hop + Giveaway Handmade card by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #pencilcoloring #polychromos #adultcoloring #prettypinkposh

I suggest you use some sort of a stamp positioner tool for your stamping as once you finish coloring you’ll need to re-stamp the image outline to make it crisp and black (when coloring with colored pencils over a black outline the outline becomes muted and dull).

Why did I pick gray paper and not white? The answer is – simply because I love to use my Polychromos pencils on non white papers. You can easily color your images with alcohol markers on white paper, but you can’t color with alcohol markers on non white papers and have the same look. With pencils, on the other hand, you can color even over black and have stunning, vibrant results.

PRetty Pink Posh | Cherry Blossoms & Polychromos Pencils. Video + Blog Hop + Giveaway Handmade card by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #pencilcoloring #polychromos #adultcoloring #prettypinkposh

I used Pinks, Greens and white for my coloring. I didn’t use any blending solutions, truth be told I’ve never used one, and I just blend the colors using my white pencil. I used Fuchsia #123, Pink Madder Lake #129 and White #101 to color the flowers. The green pencils I used are: May Green #170,  Chrome Oxide Green #278 and Earth Green Yellowish #168.

PRetty Pink Posh | Cherry Blossoms & Polychromos Pencils. Video + Blog Hop + Giveaway Handmade card by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #pencilcoloring #polychromos #adultcoloring #prettypinkposh

Once my coloring was done I placed my colored panels back into my mini misti and re-stamped the images over my colored piece. I used same ink for my stamping. Just to be safe, I used my heat tool and zapped these with the heat for a few seconds. Colored pencils create a somewhat of a sleek surface where the ink needs a bit more time to dry, so to make sure I dont smear anything I heat set it just in case.

I used coordinating dies and cut these images out in my Spellbinders Platinum die cutting machine. Next, I created a floral cluster and picked a Happy Spring sentiment from the Bunny Friends stamp set to go with these flowers. I stamped sentiment in black ink onto 4 x 5 1/4″ panel, foam mounted the panel onto Fog Gray card base and foam mounted floral cluster on top. I used a white gel pen to add white dot details to my flowers.

PRetty Pink Posh | Cherry Blossoms & Polychromos Pencils. Video + Blog Hop + Giveaway Handmade card by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #pencilcoloring #polychromos #adultcoloring #prettypinkposh

To embellish this card I used new Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh in the color Watermelon. These jewels come is several colors and each pack has jewels of several sizes, the smallest are just about 2mm in size and together with the other size jewels they make perfect little embellishments. One last thing I did – I used my Tonic Aqua shimmer pen and I added some shimmer to all of the flowers on my card.

POLYCHROMOS COLOR CHART

I mention a color chart in my video. I downloaded mine from the Faber Castell website here.

HOP ALONG WITH US!

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GIVEAWAY

There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day – this is Blog Hop Day 1). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 3/12/2018. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

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

Pretty Pink Posh Cherry Blossoms Clear Stamp Set
Pretty Pink Posh Cherry Blossoms Clear Stamp Set
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SSS | PPP
Pretty Pink Posh Cherry Blossoms Die Set
Pretty Pink Posh Cherry Blossoms Die Set
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SSS | PPP
Pretty Pink Posh Bunny Friends Clear Stamp Set
Pretty Pink Posh Bunny Friends Clear Stamp Set
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SSS | PPP
Pretty Pink Posh Watermelon Jewels
Pretty Pink Posh Watermelon Jewels
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SSS | PPP
Strathmore 400 Series Recycled Toned Sketch Wirebound Journals
Strathmore 400 Series Recycled Toned Sketch Wirebound Journals
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AZ | BL
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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SSS | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
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SSS
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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SSS | SC | SPEL | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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SSS
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils Individual
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils Individual
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BL
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 12 Piece Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 12 Piece Set
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SSS | AZ | BL
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 24 Piece Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 24 Piece Set
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AZ | BL
Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Pencil Studio Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Pencil Studio Set
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SSS | AZ | BL
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 60 Piece Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 60 Piece Set
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AZ | BL
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 120 Piece Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 120 Piece Set
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AZ | BL
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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SSS | SC | AZ
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
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SSS | AZ
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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SSS
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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SSS | SC
Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Gelly Roll Pen
Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Gelly Roll Pen
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SSS
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ

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127 Comments

    1. I really like this clean design and the white dot accents. Beautiful new floral stamp set.

    1. Wow I love your card Yana! It is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I’m so excited for these cherry blossoms. I went to college in DC, so cherry blossoms are THE spring flower for me. And your coloring is just perfect. Thank you so much for sharing; you make me want to try coloring on all the different colors! 😀

    1. Gorgeous card. Your pencil colouring is always so inspiring! Love your videos.

    1. What a beautiful spring card! I lov ehow you colored the flowers.

    1. What a beautiful cherry blossom card! thanks for the coloring with pencil tips. your videos are always so helpful

    1. Wow! Gorgeous card, and such inspiration for me. I just purchased these stamps and dies!

    1. The shading is fantastic.
      There is so much depth – the
      flowers have a lot of detail.
      thanks for sharing.
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    1. Oh my goodness !! What an incredible job you did with these Cherry Blossom set !!
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    1. you do such a great job explaining your coloring process – I really appreciate that. This is another beautiful card and I love that stamp set – especially with the little buds. thanks

    1. What a lovely card! It perfectly welcomes spring and I really like the pencil on the gray paper.

    1. I love how gorgeous this card is. This cherry blossom stamp set seems so versatile. Thanks for sharing us how to color the flowers

    1. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card. I’ve learned so much from watching you use your colored pencils. You brought PPP’s beautiful flowers to life. I really like this release.

    1. Such amazing colours using the coloured pencils Yana on the grey card stock. Will definitely be trying this technique out in the future. Thank you. :O)

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