This week it's everyone's favourite.. One Layer Cards and this week we would like you to use a
Coloured Card Blank
Yes that's right, none of your boring, white, ivory, black or kraft card blanks we want to see you add some colour.
I actually managed to make two cards. The first one is on a 4" square kraft card blank and I used stamps from my Stampin Up Bordering on Romance set, inked up with black Versafine. Now I don't know if you've tried to use coloured pencils directly onto kraft card but you normally end up with a very "flat" image. I was given a great tip from Jo Austin of Docrafts quite a while ago. The secret is to stamp your image and then colour everything in with a white pencil......then colour as normal over the top of this. Not only does it give a bright finish you also get a sort of glazed finish as well but not sure that shows up in my photos. I used Polychromos pencils.
My second card was very simple. I made up a red pearl card blank and using Versamark stamped the three elements from the Stampin Up Fabulous You set. I then used fine detail gold e/p and "Bob's your uncle"!!! Again it is really difficult to get a good photograph of embossing on a coloured cardstock, especially the sentiment, as you have to turn it at an angle, but I'm sure you get the drift.
Oops..........I've actually just read the challenge rules and suddenly saw that Chrissie & Jen have said "none of your boring, white, ivory, black or kraft card blanks".............hope they forgive me as I have got quite a lot of colour on my kraft card!!! lol That'll teach me to read it more carefully next time! But at least I have redeemed myself with the red card (I hope!).
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for dropping by to visit.