One Layer Card With Garden Treasure Stamp Set

by Erum Tasneem

Hello everyone! Erum here today and I have a one layer card to share with you using the Garden Treasure Stamp Set.

Altenew Garden Treasure stamp set. One layer pencil colored card by @pr0digy0

I know I only recently did a stamp focus for the Garden Treasure Stamp Set but I made those cards right after the release which was in March! Also, you really can't blame me, this is a BEAUTIFUL set and I was itching to do some pencil colouring.

So I started with stamping the one big flower from the Garden Treasure Stamp Set and did a bit of masking to stamp the other two overlapping ones.

I wanted lots of leaves on my card so I masked my flowers and started stamping the leaves repeatedly to make a kind of a border.

See that bud/budding flower on the left? I added that the last by drawing a stem and then stamping the image. I think the stem could have been shorter, looks like its flowing mid air!

Altenew Garden Treasure stamp set. One layer pencil colored card by @pr0digy0

The first thing I wanted to do was change the look of my flowers. If you have checked out my Stamp Focus post you would notice the difference in the colouring technique.

Here I created folds and “crinkles” by adding light and dark shades of the same colour family. Draw your dark lines first so you would know when to apply pressure and when to loosen your grip while colouring.

Altenew Garden Treasure stamp set. One layer pencil colored card by @pr0digy0

The budding flower already had some sketchy lines on it's edge. This was really helpful to know which way my pencil strokes would go, where to add bends and folds plus also where the light would hit.

If you notice, I added a cast shadow to my border to create an illusion of dimension. A cast shadow really takes your one layer card up a notch, do try this some time.

Altenew Garden Treasure stamp set. One layer pencil colored card by @pr0digy0

After I was done colouring the flowers and leaves I started colouring the background ombre' style, darker near the floral border and lighter as we go up towards the card edge/fold (this is a top folding card).

I applied more pressure near the floral border like you would colour a regular image. But for the lighter areas, I tilted my pencil a bit and coloured with a very light hand. In case you are wondering about the visible texture, this is a watercolour paper. One side of this paper is textured, I have used the plain side. But when you colour, especially with your pencil tilted, the texture comes through and it looks really great.

The sentiment is from the Floral Shadow Stamp Set.

Alright! That's it. I hope I explained my colouring process better this time?

Do you have any colour recommendation for my floral images? Would you like to see me use a particular stamp set? If you have any questions please feel free to ask them in the comments section.

See you soon!

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pooja May 17, 2017 - 09:42

Its Super stunning !

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Erum Tasneem May 18, 2017 - 03:42

Thank you Pooja :)

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Hannelie Bester May 17, 2017 - 10:14

Simply amazing! Like always!

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Erum Tasneem May 18, 2017 - 03:44

Thank you Hannelie !

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Tara Prince May 17, 2017 - 10:20

Gorgeous flowers!!

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Erum Tasneem May 18, 2017 - 04:01

It’s a beautiful stamp. Thank you :)

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KimberlyRae Forde May 17, 2017 - 10:40

Wowwwww! Erum, your work is a true masterpiece!
I love Everything about it. You mention you used
Pencils…which one’s did you use?
Thank you, for sharing ♥

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Erum Tasneem May 18, 2017 - 04:02

Thank you Kimberly. I used Prismacolor pencils.

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janet May 17, 2017 - 10:53

Absolutely gorgeous Erum, the colouring and shading are wonderful, and I love the longer bud stem, it leads your eye to the sentiment :-)

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Erum Tasneem May 18, 2017 - 04:03

hahaha thank you Janet :)

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LauraJane:) May 17, 2017 - 11:15

Wonderful explanation on your coloring technique Erum! I’ll just sit here and stare at it awhile longer!! HUGS:)

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Erum Tasneem May 18, 2017 - 04:05

Thanks a ton Laura :)

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Teresa Doyle May 17, 2017 - 12:05

WOW Erum, what a gorgeous card! I wanted that set but it was out of stock when I placed my order:(

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Erum Tasneem May 18, 2017 - 04:56

It keeps going out of stock. I hope you get it soon, it’s incredible. Thank you Teresa.

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Doris Jones May 17, 2017 - 13:20

Such intense colour from pencil crayons ……. beautifully done!

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Erum Tasneem May 18, 2017 - 05:02

Thank you Doris. Prismacolor pencils are definitely intense.

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Anne Sturgeon May 17, 2017 - 13:32

These are so beautiful. I would love to see what you would do with the lotus flower set. I love everything you do. Ink or colored pencils.

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Erum Tasneem May 18, 2017 - 09:27

Thanks Anne. I don’t think I have that set, will add it to my list :)

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Stella Baker May 17, 2017 - 13:52

I absolutely LOVE the vibrant colors used on these images! It is STUNNING!

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Erum Tasneem May 18, 2017 - 09:27

Thank you Stella!

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Dottie May 17, 2017 - 13:59

Really quite eye catching and lovely. Though I don’t do pencil coloring it sure is tempting after seeing yours!!!

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Erum Tasneem May 18, 2017 - 09:28

Thank you Dottie!

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bette May 17, 2017 - 16:38

Beautifully done!!!

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Erum Tasneem May 18, 2017 - 09:28

Thanks Bette!

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Cheryl Outhier May 17, 2017 - 17:12

Wow Erin, this is remarkable!!! So stunning and elegant! Thank you for your detailed review of your coloring process. Flower folds can sometimes be a challenge for me, finding the appropriate hills and valleys. And, to do this in the rich blues was so striking!

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Erum Tasneem May 18, 2017 - 09:29

So true! Thank you for stopping by.

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Cheryl Outhier May 17, 2017 - 17:22

I’m sorry Erum, I didn’t catch my phone’s auto correct of your name!!!

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Erum Tasneem May 18, 2017 - 09:30

No problem at all lovely :)

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Billie A May 17, 2017 - 17:37

This card and your coloring and layout is stunning. The color choices and richness is beautiful. Love the background. this is just like I said Beautiful and Stunning.

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Erum Tasneem May 18, 2017 - 09:31

Thank you so much Billie! Thank you.

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Gail Plaskiewicz May 17, 2017 - 21:55

Oh my gosh, you’re coloring is stunning! That blue is so beautiful and the way you did the coloring is something I have to learn to do. I like the way you variegated the leaves too. That I’ve done but mine don’t look as nice as yours. Wow, this is one of the more expensive Hallmark cards but better!

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Erum Tasneem May 18, 2017 - 09:33

Gail, I am sure your leaves look just fine. We often are very critical of our own work which is great, it only helps us get better :)
Thank you for stopping by.

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Kathy H May 17, 2017 - 22:54

This is so beautiful Erum. Deep, rich colors! So lovely!

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Erum Tasneem May 18, 2017 - 09:35

Thanks Kathy!

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preeti d. May 17, 2017 - 23:40

Simply amazing.

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Erum Tasneem May 18, 2017 - 09:41

Thank you Preeti :)

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Nona May 18, 2017 - 02:17

You nailed it !!!! Fabulous!

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Erum Tasneem May 18, 2017 - 09:42

haha thank you Nona :)

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Sathya May 18, 2017 - 02:23

Absolute Beauty there…as always!!
I appreciate the way you explained the coloring process in detail…
Every floral card of yours is such a botanical floral study for me!!!
Love the seamless flow, colors, composition and everything about this <3

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Erum Tasneem May 18, 2017 - 09:44

Thank you lovely Sathya!

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Sindhu May 18, 2017 - 11:09

Erum, this us fantabulous, stunning and breathtakingly beautiful! How you always manage to come up with such beautiful creations is beyond my understanding! LOVE your work!

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Erum Tasneem May 18, 2017 - 11:16

aww thats so sweet of you Sindhu. Thank you. :)

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Regina Cooper May 21, 2017 - 12:13

I am a big fan of your coloring and cards. I love how you created the folds in these flowers.

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Erum Tasneem May 22, 2017 - 04:29

Thank you Regina :)

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