Monday, October 28, 2019

simple colored pencil shading with neat & tangled

I have a fabulous but neglected set of Polychromos and I know I need to challenge myself to learn some simple colored pencil techniques.

With beautiful new Neat & Tangled stamps in my craftroom, it seems like the perfect time!
For this card, I decided to start with just a little basic shading using the Neat & Tangled Heartfelt Thanks stamp.

I stamped and embossed it 3 different times on kraft cardstock to create the patterned card front. The kraft cardstock makes the card easy by providing most of the color. And it feels perfect for fall!
Then I used a brown pencil (Nougat actually,) to add a little bit of shading in the flower centers.

For the sentiment, I stamped and embossed it on pumpkin colored cardstock and I love the harvest-y result!
Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you head over to the Neat & Tangled blog to see more and learn about prizes...you can win the Heartfelt Thanks set!!!

Have a great day!
Carly

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8 comments:

Karthikha said...

Simple, yet super beautiful! Love the white on kraft combination! :)

Esther Asbury said...

I love the white on kraft and your subtle pencil shading! Gorgeous card!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the white against the kraft.
Great shading. thanks for sharing
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Heather said...

Beautiful!! Love the simplicity of it and the shading with the pencil is just perfect!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Love white on kraft paper!

Sue D said...

Love the white on kraft and your shading.

Connie said...

Where there's a will there's a way....I made it through!!! Explanation on IG DM Carly :) I love that something simple can be soooooooo stinkin' beautiful!!! You can bet I'll have my coloring pencils out soon to try this technique! Thanks for inspiring me :)

StarSpry said...

Your card is so beautiful! I love the shading you added to the flowers. The sentiment strip is a perfect touch. :)