18 February 2017

Colour Pencils on Dark Cardstock

Hello there, today I have a card to share with you that I made back in November last year for my friend Kari's Birthday. After making the card I quickly took a photo so that I could sent the card off to her. Well, the photos turned out awful! I decided that I wasn't going to end up sharing the card because of that but three months later, I have changed my mind. I really like how the card turned out so please just forgive the poor photos!

I started off by taking a piece of black cardstock and cutting it using a SSS Stitched Rectangle die. I then stamped the Graceful Rose image from The Ton on to it using white pigment ink. The image was coloured with colour pencils. I used a mixture of Polychromos and Coloursoft pencils, as well as the Caran d'Ache Luminance White.
The panel was adhered flat to a black A2 card base with tape runner. The sentiment, was printed out from my PC, cut in to a strip and added to the card using foam tape. To finish off, I added a few sequins from The Ton.
Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links.

PENCILS: Flower - Polychromos 156, 153, 246, Coloursoft C380, Luminance 001. Leaves - Polychromos 171, 112, 163, 158, Luminance 001.
Again, I apologise for the photos but I love how the coloured pencils work against the black cardstock. The Graceful Rose image is just stunning too. Thanks so much for popping in today. I hope you have a great weekend!


  1. Stunning card, I'm so glad you decided to share it! Jo x

  2. This is gorgeous, love your coloring.
    The pics are fabulous :)

  3. Gorgeous card!! The coloring is superb :)

  4. This is absolutely beautiful, Michelle. I'm sure your friend loved it!

  5. So happy you decided to share!! I don't think the photos are bad at all. In happy this beauty belong to me!!

  6. I'm so glad you shared it Michelle, it would have been a shame not to see it. It's gorgeous on the black with the coloured pencils, and the photos are certainly better than anything on my blog! Xx

  7. Gorgeous card Michelle, love the blue against the black very striking. I cant see anything wrong with your photos, wish my photos looked this good lol
    Hugs, Kaz x

  8. WOW!! This should be in a frame on a wall Michelle! Stunning! Have a wonderful Sunday! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  9. That's beautiful xx I would never have thought of using colour pencils on black card. Clever girl xx

  10. this was a stunning card no idea why you didnt post on your blog :)

  11. What a cracker!! I kno we are sometimes so hard on ourselves but Michelle this is a gorgeous card! Well done you!

    Big hugs
    Roni :D xox

    PS if you click on the photo and open it into a new tab the picture is even better!!

  12. Absolutely stunning Michelle! I love the black paper, those colors just pop right off it. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  13. This card a absolutely gorgeous!!

  14. I am so glad you posted this Michelle - I think the photos look fine by the way! Firstly, WOW. This card is stunning, the colouring is gorgeous and so soft and just works perfectly against the black. And I really love that image - it is so useful to have an image that just stands on it's own without worrying about masking etc. Such a beautiful card, I am sure she was thrilled to receive it, Lisa xx

  15. So pretty Michelle and the photos aren't bad at all you are just such a perfectionist which is why your work is so amazing!


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