You Are One of A Kind

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have super cute and labor of love card to share with you today. I broke out my favorite background stamp set, my colored pencils, and my embossing powder and had a blast creating. Here's a look at the card that I made to share with you today.

Floral heat embossed card designed by Rick Adkins using Colored Pencils and Products from Stampin' Up!

I was not playing when I said that this card was a labor of love. I started out my stamping the Wild Rose Background Stamp in Versamark Ink and then covered it with Gold Embossing Powder from the Metallic Embossing Powder Collection from Stampin' Up!; I then heat set it will my Heat Tool and once the embossing powder had cooled I started coloring with my colored pencils.

Coloring On Colored Cardstock:

Floral heat embossed card designed by Rick Adkins using Colored Pencils and Products from Stampin' Up!

I stamped the image from the Wild Rose Background Stamp onto a piece of Melon Mambo Cardstock which I cut down after the color was complete. To color on colored cardstock you want to pick colors that will be darker and lighter than your base color. I started out with a couple different shades of pinks, and a purple and then ended up cream and white colored pencils for the highlights. The key to coloring with colored pencils is making sure you have a light hand and don't press to hard and feel in the tooth of the paper. If you do that you will not be able to add more color in layers. With colored pencils as with alcohol markers it's all about the layers.

No Hot Foil Machine:

Floral heat embossed card designed by Rick Adkins using Colored Pencils and Products from Stampin' Up!

So, if you don't have a hot foil machine in your craft room; heat embossing is an easy substitute. I mean it's not an exact recreation of the look of foil but it does give you that metallic look for your project. And it works in a pinch.

Finishing Touches:

Floral heat embossed card designed by Rick Adkins using Colored Pencils and Products from Stampin' Up!

To finish off my card I heat embossed my sentiment from the Slim Sayings Stamp Set on a piece of Melon Mambo Cardstock in Gold Embossing Powder. Next I took this piece and placed it on a piece of Foam Adhesive Sheets cut to the same size and cut it into four different pieces. By cutting it apart I was able to stager the sentiment in the middle of the card to give more interest. I then added some of the Pastel Pearls to complete the card. If you need any of the supplies that I've mentioned today I do have them linked below in my Shopping Lists.















Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins


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Now I need to tell you that I do make a small commission on the sales of both items from Stampin' Up! and if you use my links to the other items that I used on my card from Amazon. This commission in no way effects the price of the items you pay from either. The commission is paid from both companies.


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