WPlus9 | Pencil Colored Ranunculus Bouquet Thank You Card #yanasmakula #pencilcoloring #wplus9

WPlus9 | Pencil Colored Ranunculus Bouquet Thank You Card

Hello, friends! I hope you are having a great stamping week! Today, similar to a previous project I posted, I’m sharing a pencil colored and heat embossed thank you card.

WPlus9 | Pencil Colored Ranunculus Bouquet Thank You Card #yanasmakula #pencilcoloring #wplus9

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CARD DETAILS

I will say that you do need to use a stamp positioner tool to be able to complete this project, you can try to make it without it, but it’s one of those techniques where MISTI or a Stamp Platform is a must have for best results.

WPlus9 | Pencil Colored Ranunculus Bouquet Thank You Card #yanasmakula #pencilcoloring #wplus9

I stamped Ranunculus Bouquet in Fairy Dust ink color onto light blue cardstock using my Stamp platform. I picked a very light color of ink as I wanted to do a no-line coloring and thus didn’t want the ink color to show through the pencil coloring. I knew I’d be heat embossing over my colored piece so in the end it won’t actually be a no-line image, but to be safe (in case a little offset happened) I picked a light color of ink for my stamping.

WPlus9 | Pencil Colored Ranunculus Bouquet Thank You Card #yanasmakula #pencilcoloring #wplus9

Since I am so fond of my Polychromos pencils these days I used them to color this stunning floral image. There’s actually a story about these pencils and about how I got them. Read below:

Last year I was invited to go on a crafty retreat in Ohio, one of the fun things that girls do at the retreat is a (nice) White Elephant gift exchange. This was new to me as we don’t do this kind of gift exchange in my country, so I was very excited to participate. I was second to last to pick the gift and since I didn’t really feel confident enough to steal a gift from somebody else I picked one that was still wrapped. The gift happened to be from Dawn, the owner of WPlus9, and it was the most special gift ever – the very set of Polychromos pencils I’ve been loving and using lately! What a fantastic coincidence, right? Thank you, Dawn!

WPlus9 | Pencil Colored Ranunculus Bouquet Thank You Card #yanasmakula #pencilcoloring #wplus9

The reason I picked this image, Ranunculus, and the light blue background for my card is because I wanted to try to color with pinks (I’ve been enjoying various colors from my set, but can’t say I’ve really explored the pinks yet). I colored flowers using 3 pencils – Rose Carmine (the one true pink in my set), White (to add highlights) and Magenta (to add shadows). I am so happy I have a smaller 36 set of pencils instead of the full 120 (which I do plan to get on at some point as these pencils are simply fantastic) because this pushes and forces me to explore my pencils deeper. Had I had 3 shades of pink I’d use them to color flowers instead of learning how to use a white pencil to add highlights.

WPlus9 | Pencil Colored Ranunculus Bouquet Thank You Card #yanasmakula #pencilcoloring #wplus9

The same goes for greenery. I used a green pencil and a dark gray pencil to color the leaves you see on this card. I first colored in green and next used gray to add shadows and deepen the green.

Once my coloring was done (and I slacked a bit when I got to the flower centers so there is not much detail there) I replaced my piece inside my Stamp Platform, stamped the same image in the same spot using clear embossing ink and heat set it with Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold embossing powder. I used same powder to heat emboss the sentiment and the edges around my panel.

WPlus9 | Pencil Colored Ranunculus Bouquet Thank You Card #yanasmakula #pencilcoloring #wplus9

Finally, I foam mounted my piece onto an A2 card base made out of Coal Mine cardstock. By the way, if you are not into colored pencils, you can color this image using other coloring mediums. I have a video tutorial showing how I colored it with Daniel Smith watercolors. Check it out here.

Have fun stamping (and coloring too)!

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

Wplus9 Beautiful Bouquet Ranunculus Stamp Set
Wplus9 Beautiful Bouquet Ranunculus Stamp Set
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WPlus9 Silver Lining Dye Ink
WPlus9 Silver Lining Dye Ink
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WP9
WPlus9 Coal Mine Cardstock
WPlus9 Coal Mine Cardstock
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WP9
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
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Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils Individual
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils Individual
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Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 12 Piece Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 12 Piece Set
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Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 24 Piece Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 24 Piece Set
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Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Pencil Studio Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Pencil Studio Set
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AZ | BL
Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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12 Comments

    1. Yana, this is beautiful. I love the Ranunculus stamp and your coloring is gorgeous.

    1. Beautiful card! I’m giving sets of colored pencils to 2 young girls this Christmas with a journaling Bible but think I will add some beautiful gold embossed, stamped images. Your card is so beautiful that it inspired me to add to their gift. They will have additional practice and several thank you cards to use after Christmas.

    1. This is just stunning Yana! I can’t believe you colored the image first and then added the gold embossing over the top. The end result is fabulous!

    1. I love your work Yana. Thank you for this full layout. It’s beautiful. Your colouring is amazing. I was so inspired by your many designs using the polychromos throughout the that I went and bought a set. Can’t wait to give it a go. Merry Christmas and looking forward to watching you in the New Year!

    1. Your card is beautiful. That is awesome you won the pencils what an exciting surprise and so glad you didn’t chose someone elses and that you were low enough on the picking that no one picked your prize. Awesome. I like the idea of after coloring to emboss.. don’t you just love the Misti?? I have those pencils on my Christmas list.. hum will Santa deliver.. I always enjoy your creative coloring and cards. Thanks

    1. LOVE your card! Stunning. I have the polychromos, but I still prefer my Prismacolor pencils. I need to play around with the polychromos more. I use Copics with the Prismacolors. I lay down a Copic color, then use Prismacolors to blend over. I learned this from Ellen Hutson.

    1. Yana you are so skilled with the coloured pencils, these flowers & leaves are so stunning, thank you for sharing you are a massive inspiration to me x

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