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Good morning! Emily here with you today to share a simple and sweet chalkboard-ish card made using the beautiful Zen Floral set. Let’s get started!

For this project, I used a no-line coloring technique with colored pencils. Basically, I stamped the floral images from Zen Floral in white pigment ink on a panel of charcoal card stock, then colored each flower first with a layer of white pencil, then went back with my colored pencils to add the actual color to the flower. The layer of white pencil beneath the colored pencil really makes the colors so vivid and bright.

After I finished coloring the images, I used my T-square to add a line of white pencil between the four bouquets to create a frame. Next, I used the beautiful Large Thanks (that script is just scrumptious) stamp set to heat emboss the greeting using white embossing powder. After that, I simply trimmed the edges and mounted the colored panel on a white A2 card base.

Fairly simple finished look, but sometimes simple is good. (And coloring those teeny tiny petals and leaves was not a quick task!) Hope your Friday is off to a marvelous start and you have a great holiday weekend!

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3 responses to “Sometimes simple is all you need.”

  1. Helen LeBrett says:

    Stunning!! That card is so beautiful that I think I’d frame it instead of sending it!! Hugs, H

  2. Pooja says:

    I loved the effect you have achieved with watercolor pencils ! Those flowers really pop on black base !

  3. Eileen R says:

    Beautiful card! I forgot about the colored pencil on white pigment ink technique. I will use this technique on my next project! TFS