Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Daisies, a Die and Colored Pencils

I've created a couple cards using the Simon Says Stamp Daisy Bouquet stamp/die set, available together in the Believe in You release!  The stamps came out by themselves, then the dies, the Believe in You release is making them available as a stamp/die set...NICE:)!!  I had made a card with this stamp set back in May, but with the coordinating dies and a couple other Simon products,  I'd like to think that the card from May has been taken to another level... 
Here is the card I made in May...
Today's cards use a darker gray for stamping/die cutting, and I used the same dark gray with the Simon Round and Round Background stamp, for a "light and kind of airy" background, stamped in black.  I think layering the flowers and having a background along with a darker cardstock "take these daisies to a whole new level"...loving this daisy stamp even more than the first card I made with these beautiful flowers!!   I layered the daisies after coloring and added a sentiment from an older but much loved set of Simon sentiments, Bouquet of Thanks.  Here's a close up...
Then, I decided to try this stamp/die combo as a true daisy...a white flower with a yellow center...still coloring with colored pencils...
 
 I DID use my sharpie markers to color the centers...pencils don't color well over embossed surfaces.    I colored with a white pencil and went over in spots, with a darker gray towards the centers.  I used another sentiment from the same set as the first.  Here's a close up of the flowers...
One important tip when coloring with pencils in small spaces like these flower petals, keep your pencil sharpened...all...the...time!!  Makes a big difference and so much easier to color the image!  Coloring is such fun...and I especially love coloring with my pencils!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

3 comments:

  1. I have the stamp set. Now, the die is a must!! Thanks for your never ending inspiration!

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  2. I've always loved coloring on vellum, and you've shown how beautiful it can be!

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