VIDEO: Lydia’s Crafty Corner- Pencil Coloring On Dark Cardstock

by Lydia Evans

Hello there everyone! Lydia here. Today I'll be sharing one of my all time favorite techniques- pencil coloring on dark cardstock using Pen Sketched Flowers Stamp Set.


I stated by stamping two of the same image from Pen Sketched Flowers Stamp Set onto a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of Navy Cardstock using Enchanted Gold Ink. Once this was done I then set to work coloring the images using colored pencils. I didn't worry too much about coloring over the lines as I was going to heat emboss these later.


Once the coloring was complete I then stamped over the images again. This time I used Embossing Ink and heat set using Rose Gold Embossing Powder. I just love the opulent look this gives. To add a little more gold I added a little splatter using Antique Gold Ink Spray.

For the sentiment I stamped a sentiment from More Than Words Stamp Set onto a strip of Vellum using Embossing Ink and heat set using Rose Gold Embossing Powder. To add even more gold, I added a thin strip of Gold Mirror Cardstock above the sentiment strip.


To see how this card came together please check out the video below or over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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More Than Words Stamp Set
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Parker 44 July 20, 2019 - 10:28 AM

So pretty and you’ve shown me how easy it actually is.

vixen57 July 20, 2019 - 10:33 AM

Beautiful. Inspiration to try my pencils on a dark cardstock.

Kelly July 20, 2019 - 10:33 AM

So many beautiful techniques in this lovely card. These will stretch the lifr of any stamp to make them fresh and new each use. Thank you!

Jane B. July 20, 2019 - 10:35 AM

Absolutely stunning!

Marti Crockett July 20, 2019 - 10:53 AM

Beautiful job and great video – you make it look like something (maybe) I could try.

Barbara Smith July 20, 2019 - 11:52 AM

Beautiful card…Love the techniques!

Carol R July 20, 2019 - 11:54 AM

Thank you for taking the time to show how this beautiful card scene was made. It definitely has inspired me to try it.

Patricia Wilson July 20, 2019 - 1:24 PM

Beautiful, as usual. Isn’t it amazing how the colored pencils look so pretty on dark card stock? I haven’t tried anything but black but it looked amazing. Thanks for sharing all your great tips.

Greta H July 20, 2019 - 2:57 PM

I wish I could color as this is one of my favorite cards, Lydia! Gorgeous & I’m glad you “had” to add the gold splatters!

memalagene July 20, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Gorgeous! Thanks for the video!

Barbara Heinly July 20, 2019 - 5:48 PM

An awesome card and I’m inspired to try this technique.

Henriëtte July 21, 2019 - 8:18 AM

Beautiful card Lydia, thanks for the great video tutorial and all the tips on the way. . Have a great Sunday.

Lee July 21, 2019 - 1:45 PM

lovely card. The re-stamping at the end always seems to make such a great difference. Can’t think why I never remember to do it. : (

Maria McLaughlin July 21, 2019 - 5:56 PM

your pencil coloring was beautiful. Can you tell me the colors you used. Everything I have seems too green.

Helen July 24, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Your card is amazing, Lydia. Beautiful pencil coloring and embossing. It all comes together so well. tfs

Conniecrafter August 22, 2019 - 9:57 AM

the coloring on the dark card base is so pretty!


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