Same Card Two Ways


Today I am sharing a post about the same card layout done with colored pencils and alcohol markers.  Similar looks, but one was much quicker to make than the other!

The first card I created using Polychromos.  I used some gray cardstock I purchased from a local craft store in the Minneapolis area called Anchor Paper.  I love this store! I bought a ream of it.  It’s from a company called Citipaper.  I stamped the corner stamp from the GinaK Sending Love stamp set ( @ginak ) in Simon Says Stamp Fog ink.


I went over the design with my White Polychromos colored pencil.  I wasn’t very careful, if my line strayed a little, I was fine with it. I wanted the colored pencil lines to show on the vines, I wasn’t looking for a smooth, blended look.  I then colored the vines using Polychromos numbered 266, 161 and 166.  I then went over it with the white because I wanted some white to show.

For the flowers, I used 125, 133 and 119 for the petals and 184 and 182 for the centers.

Finished Polychromos

I then stamped the butterflies with SSS Fog ink and stamped the sentiment using Versamark ink.  I used WOW white embossing powder on the sentiment and then cut the card panel out with Lawn Fawns Scalloped Border die.  I used the second largest die.

I scribbled around the edges of some scrap white cardstock with Copic RV17 and used my corner chopper to round the corners.  I attached my card panels together with double stick tape.  I attached the entire thing to a white A2 side fold card base and finished it off with Nuvo Crystal Drops in Sweet Lavender. In total a little over an hour and a half to make.

For the Copic Version, I used the same stamp and stamped it with Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink and used my heat tool to dry it.

Finished Copic

I used YG03, YG17 and YG67 to color over the vines.  I just flicked ink over them and wasn’t particularly careful.  For the flowers, I used RV10, RV13 and RV17 for the petals and YR27 and YR17 for the centers.

I stamped the butterflies with the SSS Fog ink and stamped and embossed the sentiment the same way as the Polychromos card.

I added the Nuvo Crystal Sweet Lilac drops and added this panel to a top fold A2 card base.  The Copic version took 40 minutes start to finish.  The Copic card turned out much softer, but I really like them both.

Thanks for stopping by on this Wednesday evening.  I hope the rest of the week is good to you.


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