Good neighbours

After teaching some colour pencil classes I am feeling inspired to use my pencils more often. I especially like the look on black cardstock but it is trickier to get a good photo. I used my Faber-Castell polychromos pencils for this card paired with the ‘good neighbors’ stamp from Penny Black.

I embossed the stamp with platinum powder then used a selection of coloured pencils to fill all the images. I wanted the sentiment to add some more interest to the black panel so I die-cut the top of my image panel with one of the PB stitched edges dies, used the same die to frame the sentiment then cut a little strip again with the same die to complete the rectangle again at the top.

The sentiment is embossed in platinum and then all the panels are attached to a cream card base. A little larger than my usual, hence the side fold. I’m teaching a coloured pencil technique class in Toronto in April; you can find the details on my upcoming classes page.


Stamps: good neighors, spice of life

Die: stitched edges

Ink: versamark

Also: WOW metallic platinum superfine embossing powder, Faber Castell Polychromos pencils

7 Comments on “Good neighbours”

  1. cmt says:

    I love the effect of pencil on black stock. Lovely card.

  2. peachnlime says:

    this is ssoooo pretty!

  3. Pat says:

    The polychromos pencils work beautifully on the dark card Heather and such a pretty PB stamp. I particularly love your design for the sentiment banner, such an interesting shape. x

  4. memalagene says:

    Beautifully pencil colored scene!

  5. Karen Jackson says:

    Hi Heather, i would not have believed that pencils could have given such outstanding colour on black cardstock. This is a beautiful card. Hope you have had a happy Valentine’s Day.

  6. Beautiful!! The colors are stunning against the background šŸ™‚ ~Sophia

  7. Daria says:

    Beautiful card! Thank you for the details.

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