Pretty Pink Posh | Cherry Blossoms Friendship Card. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #prettypinkpost #stamping #polychromos #coloring #adultcoloring #friendshipcard

Pretty Pink Posh | Cherry Blossoms Friendship Card. Photo Tutorial

Hello friends! Spring is in the air – the trees are starting to bloom here, it’s nice and sunny outdoors and I can’t help but feel inspired! I have a Cherry Blossoms card to share made using some time ago using stamps from Pretty Pink Posh. There’s also a photo tutorial at the bottom of this post if you’d like to see this card done step by step.

Pretty Pink Posh | Cherry Blossoms Friendship Card. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #prettypinkpost #stamping #polychromos #coloring #adultcoloring #friendshipcard

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on this card by stamping images from the Cherry Blossoms stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh onto kraft cardstock in black ink with the help of my mini MISTI. You’ll need to use a stamping tool such as MISTI for this tutorial. Keep stamps in the tool and do not reposition them – you’ll need to re-stamp same images (black outlines) once you are done coloring.

Pretty Pink Posh | Cherry Blossoms Friendship Card. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #prettypinkpost #stamping #polychromos #coloring #adultcoloring #friendshipcard

Next, I used my Polychromos pencils and colored each bloom, flower bud and leaf. I love to use my Polychromos pencils more than Prismacolors because they are harder and that means I can sharpen them to a finer point without braking the tip of the pencil. Since I often color small images it’s important to have a finely-sharpened pencil to be able to work on little details.

Pretty Pink Posh | Cherry Blossoms Friendship Card. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #prettypinkpost #stamping #polychromos #coloring #adultcoloring #friendshipcard

I used just a handful of pencils – white, 2 pink pencils and 3 green. The colors are:

  • #101 White
  • #129 Pink Madder Lake, #123 Fuchsia
  • #170 May Green, #168 Earth Green Yellowish, #278 Chrome Oxide Green.

Once my coloring was done I cut images out with the help of coordinating dies, stamped a beautiful sentiment and arranged the flowers into corner clusters framing the sentiment. Lastly, I added several jewels for finish the card off.

Pretty Pink Posh | Cherry Blossoms Friendship Card. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #prettypinkpost #stamping #polychromos #coloring #adultcoloring #friendshipcard

STEP BY STEP PHOTOS

I have step by step photos of how this card came about. Click to enlarge and as always – feel free to pin to Pinterest and save for later!

  • Stamp images from the Cherry Blossom set onto kraft paper in black ink using your mini MISTI. Keep stamps in the MISTI as you’ll need to re-stamp them again once you finish coloring. I stamped same images twice.
  • Grab your favorite colored pencils and start coloring! I used Polychromos pencils from Faber Castell. You’ll need a white and 2 pink pencils to color flowers.
  • With a light hand lay down a layer of white.
  • Add light pink
  • Add dark pink and blend the colors out using white. Add more color if needed.
  • Mark your highlight with a white pencil.
  • Color stem using lightest green.
  • Add shadow using medium and dark green.
  • Use same approach to color leaves
  • Use same approach to color the rest of the flowers. Keep petals mostly white and color centers pink.
  • Place panel back into the MISTI and re-stamp black outline.
  • Cut out using coordinating dies
  • Add white pen details to the flower centers
  • Group flowers into clusters and foam mount onto a kraft cardstock panel.
  • Stamp sentiment in black ink and embellish using our new jewel embellishments.

Pretty Pink Posh | Cherry Blossoms Friendship Card. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #prettypinkpost #stamping #polychromos #coloring #adultcoloring #friendshipcard

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
Pretty Pink Posh Cherry Blossoms
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Pretty Pink Posh Cherry Blossoms Dies
Pretty Pink Posh Cherry Blossoms Dies
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Pretty Pink Posh Encouraging Greetings Clear Stamp Set
Pretty Pink Posh Encouraging Greetings
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Pretty Pink Posh Spring Green Jewels
Pretty Pink Posh Spring Green Jewels
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Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils
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Faber-Castell Polychromos 12 Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 12 Set
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Faber-Castell Polychromos 24 Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 24 Set
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Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Set
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Faber-Castell Polychromos 60 Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 60 Set
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Faber-Castell Polychromos 120 Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 120 Set
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 Lb Desert Storm
Neenah Classic Crest 80 Lb Desert Storm
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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6 Comments

    1. So gorgeous…you have made me bring out my pencils again!!

    1. Thank you for sharing not only the picture of the end result but each step along the way with full instructions.x

    1. Awesome coloring and I love the jewels on craft! And cherryblossom is all around us now, so lovely when it is still on the tree… (when it is not anymore it makes a big mess here in the street! so it will be better on a card…)

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