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Monday, August 29, 2011

This week's Make It Monday technique is blending colored pencils using baby oil or odorless mineral spirits.  I use the mineral spirits and it works really well to blend the color of the pencil on your image.  I've used this technique on both the flower and the leaves.

After coloring the images I cut them out and then ran them through my cuttlebug with the script embossing folder for Embellish Magazine's embossed flowers challenge.

I chose square for this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge. 
Whew! That's a lot for one card, but it just worked out that way! 
Thanks for coming by. 
See you later!

Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream, Kraft, First Fruits Grid Paper
Stamps: PTI In Bloom, Happy Trails
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Embossing Folder, Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Colored Pencils, Odorless Mineral Spirits, Gems, Corner Rounder Punch


  1. Wow. Whqt a beautiful card. And you were able to fit in so many challenges, too.

  2. GORGEOUS! Embossing with the script was such a great idea, love it

  3. That's so pretty! The embossing overtop is a great touch!

  4. Kara, what a lovely card. The embossing after you have colored gives the flower such a rich texture.


  5. The blending is so nice on this one, but I really loved how you embossed it after it was colored. What a great finish to the colored image.

  6. Hi Kara -

    This is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing your technique, I will definitely be trying it.

    I believe I'm going to follow your blog - I like the clean fresh look of your blog!

    Happy Carding,

  7. Wow! this is beautiful. I want to try to layer a flower like this soon.

  8. This is SO pretty, Kara! The flower is colored beautifully, and the embossing really adds a rich textural dimension!

  9. This is so lovely, Kara! Great job with the challenge!

  10. Lovely card. I like the embossing...

  11. Love the embossed look on the flower. Really pops on the card!

  12. Yowza! Look at that embossing! So unique. (Also, if you're ever in a pinch, Goo Gone works well in place of mineral spirits for blending colored pencils, too. Weird, but true. :))

  13. Wow, Kara! This is indescribably beautiful. Great job!

  14. I am SO in love with that flower!! Your coloring is beautiful and then when you added the embossing it totally made that flower pop! The texture on it is fabulous! So beautiful!


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