Thursday, 1 March 2018

House Of Cards On The Dark Side

     A new month means a new challenge at the House Of Cards, this month we would like to see you use coloured pencils on dark card.

    For this card I started by stamping on black card and then embossing with a pearly white powder.
     Last year I invested in a set of metallic pencils in the fond hope they would look good on dark colours, I'm pleased to say I wasn't disappointed.
     The petals have a blend of three colours on them to create shading, when the card is tilted to the light it has a great shine too.

    After colouring all of the flowers I trimmed the panel to fit a 7x5 inch card blank. To pick out one of the colours in the petals it is layered with a pink card.
     The greeting is stamped and embossed with the same powder, then die cut and mounted on a pink layer before going on thin foam pads on the card.
     House Of Cards new challenge runs all month so please come and join us with your cards.

Use coloured pencils on Dark Card and/or Colours

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Use A Stamped Image    (W)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes   (F)
The House That Stamps Built - Anything Goes   (W)


  1. Oh how fun - a black background with beautiful flowers! Love the way your pencils look on the dark card stock! So happy you linked this up to The House That Stamps Built!

  2. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges this week.

  3. Absolutely stunning, you are the second person to use the metallic pencils, I can not wait to go buy some! HOC teammie Donna

  4. Those flowers are gorgeous!
    Fabulous make for the House of Cards!
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  5. Beautiful!! it's amazing how great the pencils show up the black! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  6. Using pencils on dark cardstock always gives such stunning results -well done! Thanks for joining us at Lemon Shortbread.

  7. The flowers are stunning. Thanks so much for playing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (PDE DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  8. Gorgeous flowers - those metallic pencils are just fabulous on dark cardstock!
    Hugs, Rosi - Hoc teamie