BOO! Or hi, rather.
It's Erica on the blog today with a spooktacular card, using the new Jack O Lantern stamp. I've tried my hand at coloured pencils on black card stock, but I was really rusty so it's not as blended or as crisp as I imagined it in my head.
I stamped the Jack O Lantern stamp up on black card stock, with the help of my MISTI. This is done with the Embossing Pad from WOW! Embossing and heat embossed with Clear Gloss embossing powder.
What I should have done here is stamped it up with a pigment ink, coloured it in and then heat embossed on top. You do get much cleaner lines that way. Oh well, another memo for self for another time.
As the card stock is black, I laid down a layer of Cream first. The pencils I have used are Prismacolour.
To get some highlights on the pumpkins, I next added a yellow layer. At this stage it looks a real mess, I will confess, however as with most colouring, it's key to be patient.
Next, I have gone in with my darkest colour. This is actually a reddish colour, Light Cadmium Red.
To blend this dark colour into the lighter parts, I've used a more orange pencil, Orange Glaze. I didn't go all the way down onto the yellow parts yet, though. That's for the next step.
The last colour I added was Cadmium Orange. This was my bridge between the yellow parts and the red-orange parts. I probably spent the most time with this colour too, to make the blend as smooth as possible. When you are finished with this, move on to your next pumpkin and keep doing the steps until you are happy. I didn't do every single one, just a flowy pattern of them.
To finish off the card I have heat embossed a sentiment from Favorite Notifications, in white on black card stock. This is then trimmed down with scissors around the text to make it as small as possible. I have also cut out the word BOO using Tall Type Alphabet Dies from Concord & 9th. To keep to the Halloween theme, I used some alcohol inks on Yupo paper and then cut the letters out of this.
These bits and pieces were then adhered to the card with some liquid glue, and the whole card was adhered to a card base. Hocus pocus, all done!
That's it from me for today, but thank you for stopping by! I hope you found some inspiration here with me.
Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica