Simon Says Stamp | Love You More Valentine's Day Greeting Card featuring Polychromos colored pencil coloring and Suzy's Lots of Love Watercolor Prints SZWC19LV #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #valentinesdaycard

Simon Says Stamp | Polychromos Colored Love. Hey Bestie and Love You More Blog Hop. Giveaway

Hello, stampers! Welcome back to my blog. I’m excited to join Simon Says Stamp for their Hey Bestie and Love You More releases blog hop. I have a Valentine’s Day card to share featuring my all-time favorite Polychromos pencils (can you tell it’s been AGES since I used them last) and oh-so stunning Suzy’s Lots of Love Watercolor Prints.

Simon Says Stamp | Love You More Valentine's Day Greeting Card featuring Polychromos colored pencil coloring and Suzy's Lots of Love Watercolor Prints SZWC19LV #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #valentinesdaycard

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CARD DETAILS

I love to color with Polychromos pencils by Faber Castell, especially when I have a bit more time to dedicate to my coloring. With this card, I didn’t need to think about the design much as the design was already pre-printed for me, so I all had to worry about was coloring.

I have shared a number of videos and tutorials on my blog talking about the aspects of coloring with Polychromos, so I’m not going to go into detail in this post, but I encourage you to check out my tutorials here: Polychromos Pencils Coloring Basics for Cardmakers | Pencil Coloring Over White Heat EmbossingPolychromos vs Copics | Polychromos Coloring on Toned Gray Paper | One Layer Floral Pencil Colored Card.

Simon Says Stamp | Love You More Valentine's Day Greeting Card featuring Polychromos colored pencil coloring and Suzy's Lots of Love Watercolor Prints SZWC19LV #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #valentinesdaycard

To begin, I settled on a color scheme for this card and selected several pencils:

  • 154 Light Cobalt Blue and 156 Cobalt Green to color the letters
  • 129 Pink Madder Lake and 123 Fuschia to color the flowers
  • 170 May Green, 168 Earth Green Yellowish and 167 Permanent Green Olive to color the leaves
  • 156 Cobalt Green and 157 Dark Indigo to color the flowers

Simon Says Stamp | Love You More Valentine's Day Greeting Card featuring Polychromos colored pencil coloring and Suzy's Lots of Love Watercolor Prints SZWC19LV #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #valentinesdaycard

With the coloring completed, I used a Sakura White pen in size 0.5 and added white dots to some of the flowers, colored flower centers white on other flowers and added highlight lines to the pink flowers. All of that added a lot of detail and interest to this card. I love using my Sakura pens for this and have a pack of 3 in various sizes, I use all sizes depending on the project I am working on.

Simon Says Stamp | Love You More Valentine's Day Greeting Card featuring Polychromos colored pencil coloring and Suzy's Lots of Love Watercolor Prints SZWC19LV #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #valentinesdaycard

I love to stamp, so naturally, I wanted to add some simple stamping to my colored panel to enhance in. I stamped “There’s no one I’d rather be linked to than you” inside the letter O. I used my mini MISTI stamping tool and Intense Black ink for stamping.

Next, I stamped “Hello, my love“, again in black ink, this time I positioned it in between the letters V and E. I also stamped “I love you so much” on Sea Glass cardstock, cut out and foam mounted onto the panel overlapping both letters V and E.

Simon Says Stamp | Love You More Valentine's Day Greeting Card featuring Polychromos colored pencil coloring and Suzy's Lots of Love Watercolor Prints SZWC19LV #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #valentinesdaycard

Lastly, my panel was trimmed to 4 x 5 1/4″ and foam mounted onto A2 white side folding card base. I use white flat sequins from the Birthday Cake mix.

Simon Says Stamp | Love You More Valentine's Day Greeting Card featuring Polychromos colored pencil coloring and Suzy's Lots of Love Watercolor Prints SZWC19LV #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #valentinesdaycard

BLOG HOP

Join Simon Says Stamp blog hop for loads of additional inspiration!

if you’ve arrived from Laura Bassen the next stop on this hop is Yoonsun Hur. You can also start over on the Simon Says Stamp blog.

GIVEAWAY

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. Comment below for your chance to win. Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 15th of January.

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!

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Simon Says Stamps Love and Valentines Word Mix 2
Simon Says Stamps Love and Valentines Word Mix 2
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Simon Says Stamp Birthday Cake Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Birthday Cake Sequins
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Faber-Castell Polychromos 12 Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 12 Set
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Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Set
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
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177 Comments

    1. Beautiful, I dont think I have seen one of your cards that wasnt just amazing but the coloring on the florals is great. tyfs

    1. Love how pretty and simple this card is – definitely need to get some of Suzy’s watercolor backgrounds to make into cards!

    1. Gorgeous coloring and card! I love seeing what you create!

      Thanks!!!

    1. I like the flexibility of using colored pencils. The LOVE card is charming.

    1. Yana, Lots of work went into this LOVE card design. Appreciate you sharing!

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