Creating clean and graphic cards can be really easy with just one or two stamps used to make a pattern. For today’s project, I’m using an oldie but goodie from Basic Grey and experimenting with metallic pencils to see the different looks I can get.
I started off by creating a pattern template on a piece of scrap cardstock using a stamp from Basic Grey’s Prism-Spending Time With You stamp set. I took a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ black cardstock panel, placed it on my WRMK Precision Press and put the pattern over the cardstock.
I placed the stamp used for the pattern over one of the stamped images, placed the lid on top so the stamp would stick, lifted it with the stamp, and then removed the pattern template. This process would give me a starting point for my pattern on the black cardstock.
Since I would be using Versamark Ink for heat embossing my pattern, I made sure to tap my Embossing Magic Bag over the black cardstock. This will prevent the embossing powder from sticking to the wrong places on the card.
After stamping and heat embossing the first couple of images with silver embossing powder, I continued in batches all around the card panel following my original stamped template pattern.
I ended up with a great silver pattern on black cardstock and then I went ahead and did a different pattern on white cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and clear embossing powder. I wanted to see how the metallic pencils would look on both the white and black.
I used a variety of colors from Royal Langnickel metallic pencil set and filled in the patterns on both card panels.
The black cardstock definitely highlights those pretty metallics.
I used the same colors for the white panel. The metallic finish isn’t highlighted as much, but I love the muted colors against the white. I used a sentiment from the same stamp set as the pattern and popped the panel up with some foam tape on to gray cardstock.
It was really fun experimenting with the pencils and creating easy patterns. You could try this with any small stamp that you can easily color and create all kinds of patterns. Thanks for joining me today!