Simon Say Stamp | When You Start With a Pink Sheet of Cardstock - Thank You For Everything

Simon Say Stamp | When You Start With a Sheet of Pink Cardstock

…But your card still somehow ends up on a nearly black background. Let’s rewind a bit. Have you seen Simon’s latest Flora Background stamp? It’s one of my favorites (there’s also a stencil with the same design).

Simon Say Stamp | When You Start With a Pink Sheet of Cardstock - Thank You For Everything

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CARD DETAILS

This card started just like any other – I heat embossed Flora Background in Antique Gold embossing powder on light pink cardstock. I wanted to color these flowers pink, but I wanted to find a “shortcut” and reduce the amount of coloring, so I used pink cardstock as a base. Next, with the help of RV34, RV11 and RV10 I quickly colored these flowers shading them mostly at the base.

Simon Say Stamp | When You Start With a Pink Sheet of Cardstock - Thank You For Everything

While I liked the pink-colored look I felt like it was missing something. Missing some drama. Missing the wow factor. I had a C5 marker sitting on my desk from a previous project and I just grabbed it and colored a small section of the background light gray. I like it. I reached for a darker, C7 marker, and colored over the same area to darken it. I like that even more. Long story short, 10 minutes later the negative space was all colored using a C10 Copic marker and looked nearly black. Yes! That’s the look I wanted, the dark background is what helped the flowers pop.

Simon Say Stamp | When You Start With a Pink Sheet of Cardstock - Thank You For Everything

I adhered this background to A2 white card base. To make a sentiment I went with a simple “Thank You For Everything”. There are so many kind and caring people in the world, I am always out of cards to give to them as a sign of my gratitude.

The “Thank You” portion of the sentiment was die cut 4-5 times and adhered together to make a dimensional die cut. The “For Everything” was white heat embossed on a white panel colored with RV34 marker.

Simon Say Stamp | When You Start With a Pink Sheet of Cardstock - Thank You For Everything

Of course, I couldn’t resist adding a handful of clear droplets to complete the look. So there you have it – a card that went from soft, delicate pink, to a bold and dramatic black. I love it. I hope you do too.

Simon Say Stamp | When You Start With a Pink Sheet of Cardstock - Thank You For Everything

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 Cling Stamp Flora Background
Simon Says Cling Stamp Flora Background
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Cz Design Stamps and Dies All the Thanks
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Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Copic Sketch Marker RV10 Pale Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker Rv34 Dark Pink
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Nuvo - Clear Mark Embossing Pad
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
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23 Comments

    1. What a gorgeous card!! And pink cardstock? No one would think so, it totally looks black and those flowers are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing this quick yet amazing technique!

    1. Yup. You nailed it! Pink and black … dramatic and another beauty. I thought for sure you started with black card stock(!) so I had to re-read your post to believe you started with PINK!!

    1. I DO love it! What a stunning card! Nicely done.
      I have a question about your Copic coloring. Do you start with the darkest shade of pink and go lighter?

    1. As soon as I saw the sneak peek of this card a few days ago I immediately purchased the background stamp.
      This is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen. You are seriously talented.

      1. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the great tip on using colored cardstock. Love the results!

    1. I feel like such a pita. So sorry. I thought we were not to use copic on embossing. Can you tell us how you did it??

      1. it is indeed best not to. But if you are careful and don’t go over the embossing (but just carefully next to it) you should be fine.

    1. I like this dramatic look, too! I couldn’t figure out how you accomplished the pink flowers on the black background — until I read your tutorial, so very ingenious! A stunning creation with the big WOW factor.

    1. I love this card! Thanks for the tip about coloring a white piece of cardstock with embossed image. So simple, and a kinda “duh” moment! .

    1. This is so beautiful I have to get this stamp. Love the way you use colored cardstock

    1. Oh my goodness Yana this is another STUNNER! I love this stamp (AND stencil) and I can’t wait to order it. This dark background with the pink is off the charts as far as it wow factor goes. You nailed it yet again!

    1. So B-E-A-utiful cards!!!! Luv all ur flower idea cards! I don’t typically gravitate towards flower designs…but idk your coloring(?) or just your concept…. it’s just soooo pretty I feel like I need to try with some of the flower stamps I do have….. I LOVE CZ design stamps & dies!!

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