Monday, September 2, 2013

Getting Krafty for CAS-ual Fridays

Several months back I found a set of pencils I had bought at some point in time.  I set them aside, because I knew I had wanted to try a watercolor technique, and the CAS-ual Friday challenge looked brought the perfect opportunity.

The challenge was to combine Kraft and text.  So I started with Kraft cardstock and embossed my text in white.  I had to create the stamped image twice . . . once for the card base, and then for the image with the circle cut out above.  I colored using the pencils . . . and I have to tell you I LOVE those darn pencils.  They delivered a rich, creamy color.  The embossed image helped me to stay in the lines too. 

Here is a closer image of the coloring.  I had to be careful not to get that bottom image, where the apple is, too wet, as that's the base of the card.  I would have liked to go back in with a little more water to smooth out a few streaks.  But I decided that too much water would not bode well for my card.

I love the result! 

I see more coloring in my future.

Supplies Used
Cardstock from Bazzill
Stamp from Close To my Heart
Versamark and Stampendous White Emboss Powder
Inktense Pencils from Derwent
Ribbon from Stampin' Up


  1. Gorgeous card, love the design and the coloring!! :)

  2. Wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!