Tuesday 8 September 2015

Kraft Card Base

This is my first time using Kraft Card and will probably be my last. I bought it who knows how long ago and it has sat there. Then I saw the Challenge at Avery Elle and thought Non White Card Base and decided to try this.

After stamping this beautiful image and as I finished colouring them in, the penny dropped - wrong stamps. I don't have any colouring images from Avery Elle (how remiss and this must be corrected as soon as the dollar gets healthier). I have a geometric set and a Combi Van set and plenty of dies but no flowers or critters. 

I would need to rethink this challenge so back to that later. Onto these cards. I Stamped this beautiful bouquet of flowers and white embossed. They are from Wplus9. I coloured in with Derwent Pencils, I first coloured with white pencil but it doesn't show up so well on the second card pink flowers. Looks better IRL. I was happy with how they turned out and I added bits of colour to the side of the white embossed buds just so there was colour there.

I then used a white gel pen and added some dotted lines making the dots smaller as they moved out.

Certainly pays to use the emboss buddy to stop all that stray white embossing that appears on coloured cardstock as random white specks when not done properly. Well worth purchasing, mine must be 5 or so years old now and still going strong as I do lots of embossing.

I'm not sure which one but you can see some stray bits on one of the cards.
I was pleased with the end result but my hands weren't especially after doing the copic colouring yesterday. I will stray away from these pencils for a while. I prefer the inktense. The big flowers were a number of coats before I was happy with the end result.

Now to find a challenge for these beauties.

I'm hoping this fits the bill as I certainly think my embossing looks lovely and clean and spectacular!!

I do believe these are feminine

I forgot to say '  Hope you enjoy your visit and come again'


Sarn said...

WOW - these are soooo pretty Aileen. The image really pops out from the Kraft background.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

lostinpaper said...

I think they are beautiful, and the added dots are perfect! Did you see the new release from AE, it won't be hard to find some new stamps there me thinks lol.

Jo Nevill said...

Love your beautiful cards, love how you have coloured on kraft.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Jo x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Stunning, striking and totally fabulous Aileen
Perfectly coloured and the most adorable floral images
Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.
Sarah x

Ruth said...

Please don't let this be your last Kraft card! I love it! Your colouring is spectacular, and it just works so well. Xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous. I think you have done a wonderful job. Such beautiful colouring and the white embossing is stunning. Glad I am not the only one waiting for the $ to improve!

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, I just love your gorgeous creations today, I do love Kraft, happy smiles love Pops x

Pop's Cards said...

Oh almost forgot it is a white chalk pencils, I draw my line down the middle and smudge it with my finger, I found Generals from the USA the best and softest for me, I only have a small white one left but I use it for everything, best of all if you do not like it just rub it out :0) hope that helps x

Jill V said...

Gorgeous cards Aileen! The combination of white on kraft with the beautiful colouring is so striking - I love them both! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards!

You should also consider linking up at Time Out where we have a "Make Your Mark" colouring challenge this week - your cards would be perfect for it!


Gayatri said...

Very pretty! I love colours on kraft cardstock. Gorgeous colouring. Love them both. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Make it Colourful Challenge! :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous embossing, Aileen. I love the white on the craft. Lovely coloring too. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards. Melissa - DT

Kim Heggins said...

These are absolutely stunning...a beautiful work of art.

Shona Chambers said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Fell in love with these as soon as I saw them. The colouring is amazing and love the pencil on kraft. Perfection!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Beautiful embossing and coloring. I love these. Thanks so much for linking up and playing our spectacular embossing challenge at AAA Cards.