Simon Says Stamp | Selective Pencil Coloring. Yippee For Yana Series. Video. Kaleidoscope Center Cut Background + Polychromos pencils

Simon Says Stamp | Selective Pencil Coloring. Yippee For Yana Series. Video

Hello friends, welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! Today I’m sharing a card and a technique that is my favorite when it comes to background stamps and colored pencils. Over the last few month I’ve several several videos showing how to color using Polychromos pencils from Faber Castell, hoverer if you are a beginner in card making or coloring those might have seemed a bit intimidating. For today’s video I decided to go back to basics and do a simple selective background coloring, very similar to something I shared about 6 month ago.

Simon Says Stamp | Selective Pencil Coloring. Yippee For Yana Series. Video. Kaleidoscope Center Cut Background + Polychromos pencils

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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 picked Center Cut Kaleidoscope background stamp for my project, you can also use other background stamps. It’s best to use a stamp that has a bit of a pattern to it, something not totally random. I started to work on my card by covering a piece of black cardstock with anti static powder. This is an important step in heat embossing and something that shouldn’t be skipped if you aim for a clean heat embossed look.

Simon Says Stamp | Selective Pencil Coloring. Yippee For Yana Series. Video. Kaleidoscope Center Cut Background + Polychromos pencils

Next, I stamped my image in Versamark ink and covered with new Hero Arts Gold Glitter embossing powder (stop by tomorrow for another project using this embossing powder). I’ve been wanting to try this product and I absolutely loved it – this might be my new favorite gold embossing powder ever. By the way, Hero Arts also has the same glitter embossing powder in Silver.

Simon Says Stamp | Selective Pencil Coloring. Yippee For Yana Series. Video. Kaleidoscope Center Cut Background + Polychromos pencils

I used just 2 pencils to color today. Both are Polychromos from Faber Castell – #163 Emerald Green and #264 Dark Phthalo Green. Both of these come in the 36 pencil set.

Simon Says Stamp | Selective Pencil Coloring. Yippee For Yana Series. Video. Kaleidoscope Center Cut Background + Polychromos pencils

Coloring a background like this on black paper is a good place to start with colored pencils if you’ve never used them before. Why? Because this black paper is forgiving and and it doesn’t take as much time or as much hand pressure to have nice colored surface. This pretty much is how I started using and getting to know my pencils – I colored on black paper. From there I slowly moved onto other colors of paper such as kraft and gray.

Simon Says Stamp | Selective Pencil Coloring. Yippee For Yana Series. Video. Kaleidoscope Center Cut Background + Polychromos pencils

When you color the background like this it’s up to you to decide which section you want to color and which you’d like to keep as is. You can even color all of it if you like, I love to do just simple selective coloring and have a lot of black in the background for the contrast.

Simon Says Stamp | Selective Pencil Coloring. Yippee For Yana Series. Video. Kaleidoscope Center Cut Background + Polychromos pencils

To create a sentiment I heat embossed Thanks from the Big Thanks Words stamp set on black paper using same Gold Glitter embossing powder. To have even more sparkle I’m actually double heat embossed it. I cut Thanks out using a coordinating die and also die-cut a fun foam layer out of black adhesive foam to pop this element up a bit. I also wanted to add another skinny strip with another message. I used my pencil to color a piece of black paper in the same color as the coloring on the background and heat embossed my sentiment over it in Antique Gold embossing powder. I used “Never Change Who You Are” sentiment from the You Got This stamp set.

Have fun stamping!

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 Stamp Center Cut Kaleidoscope Background
Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Kaleidoscope Background
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Big Thanks Words
Simon Says Clear Stamps Big Thanks Words
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Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamp You Got This Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp You Got This Stamp Set
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Faber-Castell Polychromos 12 Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 12 Set
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Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Set
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Gold Glitter Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Gold Glitter Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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10 Comments

    1. Yana, thanks for tutorial. I’ve been watching you color for a long time, now, and I appreciate the step back to the basics!

    1. Yana, as usual, your coloring projects are always first class! Gorgeous! I love them!

    1. Gorgeous!!! Love the gold embossing on the black. Your selective coloring is stunning!

    1. i’ve always enjoyed coloring but never thought to do it on black. how interesting this came out! thanks for the ideas!

    1. Love these awesome colors! Thanks for sharing all your coloring tips!

    1. I’ve never stamped on black before and now I have to try this! Thanks.

    1. Yana this is just a “stunning” card! I absolutely love the look on black… never would have thought to do that. PLUS making the strip with of colored green for the sentiment is absolutely genius! I always learn something new from you.
      Thanks for sharing! Hugs

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