Pretty Pink Posh | Spring Crocuses Card by Yana Smakula featuring Polychromos Pencil Coloring

Pretty Pink Posh | Spring Crocuses Card (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

Hello there! In the middle Winter I can’t help but long for Spring – longer, sunnier days with fresh rains and beautiful blooms coming from under the snow. What could be better? Today I have a Spring inspired card featuring beautiful crocus flowers from Pretty Pink Posh.

Surprisingly, I used to not like this flower, but as I grow older it appeals to me more and more.

Pretty Pink Posh | Spring Crocuses Card by Yana Smakula featuring Polychromos Pencil Coloring

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CARD DETAILS

Sometime ago I mentioned that I go through “coloring phases” – I color using just Copics, or just Watercolors and these days, it seems, I like to color with my colored pencils, Polychromos by Faber Castell, only. I love the texture these pencils add to my cards and I especially adore using them for floral images.

Pretty Pink Posh | Spring Crocuses Card by Yana Smakula featuring Polychromos Pencil Coloring

To create this card I used my mini MISTI stamping tool and stamped several flowers & grass images in VersaFine Onyx Black ink on light blue cardstock (it’s that new paper I’ve been hinting about in one of my previous posts, I still can’t share more about it, but soon!). I kept the images in the MISTI (to be able to re-stamp the outline) and colored them with the help of my Polychromos pencils.

I used the following colors: #101 White, #138 Violet, #136 Purple Violet, #249 Mauve, #171 Light Green, #112 Leaf Green, #226 Permanent Green, #267 Pine Green, #108 Dark Cadmium Yellow, #111 Cadmium Orange.

Pretty Pink Posh | Spring Crocuses Card by Yana Smakula featuring Polychromos Pencil Coloring

Once my coloring was done I replaced the panel in the stamping tool and restamped the outlines to have them look darker. I also used my heat tool to dry the ink as it takes longer to dry and absorb into the paper once stamped over pencil coloring. The images I used, for the most part, came from the Crocus Flower stamp set, the little yellow buds are from Cherry Blossoms set.

After die-cutting the images out with the help of coordinating dies I foam mounted them onto a panel of same blue cardstock cut to 3 3/4 x 5 1/2. I stamped a simple “With Love” sentiment in black ink and added horizontal score lines to the background. Lastly, I embellished my card using jewels from the Sugar Plum mix.

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 Crocus Flower Clear Stamps
Pretty Pink Posh Crocus Flower Clear Stamps
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Pretty Pink Posh Crocus Flower Dies
Pretty Pink Posh Crocus Flower Dies
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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 Floral Hearts Clear Stamps
Pretty Pink Posh Floral Hearts Clear Stamps
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Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Jewels Mix
Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Jewels Mix
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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SSS | AZ
Faber-Castell Polychromos 12 Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 12 Set
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SSS | AZ | BL
Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Set
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Faber-Castell Polychromos 24 Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 24 Set
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AZ | BL
Faber-Castell Polychromos 60 Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 60 Set
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AZ | BL
Faber-Castell Polychromos 120 Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 120 Set
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AZ | BL
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Ranger Stickles Frosted Lace Glitter Glue
Ranger Stickles Frosted Lace Glitter Glue
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SSS | SC
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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BLOG HOP

Pretty Pink Posh blog
Yana Smakula – you are here
Vera Rhuhay
Ardyth Percy- Robb
Sandy Allnock
Jeanne Jachna
Heather Hoffman
Gemma Campbell
Kelly Latevola

GIVEAWAY!

We are giving away $25 gift certificates to those NINE people who comment during the blog hop. Plus, we are giving away a not-yet-released set for qualifying purchases, while supplies last!

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116 Comments

    1. Wow, this is a stunning card! I love the purple crocuses on the blue cardstock and the sprinkling of “snow” on them. Your pencil coloring looks like Copic coloring here – it’s gorgeous!

    1. this is so gorgeous!!! Love the scored background and the bit of glitter on the flowers and leaves; it looks a bit like a spring frost.

    1. What a stunning card! Love the touch of glitter! It looks exactly like frost!

    1. I love how this card turned out. The crocuses are so pretty, and I love how the glitter makes it look like there’s frost. We often get snowstorms after the first bloom of spring where I live, so I’ve definitely seen budded flowers covered in snow. It makes me laugh.

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