Birthday Card Ideas using WPlus9 Botanical Bunch

Happy Friday everyone!

It’s been almost a week since I made a card and I really miss crafting.

Before I get into sharing today’s creation, have you checked out the winner for the Big Giveaway I had last week?  Check out the original post here and follow me on Instagram as there will be more Instagram giveaways coming up soon!

Ok, let’s get back to today’s creation.  It’s a more elegant looking card which is simple and made on a dark piece of cardstock, black!

First, I stamped the image from Wplus9 Botanical Bunch and the sentiment from WPlus9 Strictly Sentiment using Versamark Watermark ink pad and heat embossed with gold embossing powder on a black cardstock.

I inked the top and bottom of the cardstock with watermark ink as well and embossed with gold embossing powder.  I love embossing the sides of the card stock as it gives a nice subtle border around it.

Next, I colored the image using metallic color pencils.  This is a wonderful set of color pencils which I find the color pencil texture to be rich and creamy when applying onto a dark piece of cardstock.  As this is water soluble, you can do a color wash to made it more interesting but I didn’t do color wash for this particular project.

Currently, they have a full 12 color metallic pencils in a box set or you can actually purchase it individually.  Of course, the whole set is very much cheaper and comes in a tin.

Derwent Water Soluble Metallic Color Pencils

Here is a closer look at the effect of the color pencils,

Hope you like today’s creation and do check out the color pencils available from Amazon.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Supplies and Tools

  • WPlus9 Botanical Bunch clear stamp set
  • WPlus9 Strictly Sentiments clear stamp set
  • Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
  • Gold embossing powder
  • Black card stock
  • Green card stock for the card base
  • Twine
  • Sookwang double sided tape

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  1. Patti Willey says:

    Oh boy Metallic Pencils! And I’m a DerWent fan, wonder why these aren’t in my stash?? Lovely on black card stock, so stunning Ren!

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