Colored Pencils on Kraft


Happy Friday! I had been wanting to try my Polychromos on kraft paper for awhile now, and when I was working on projects for the Hero Arts 2018 Summer Catalog, I found the perfect stamp to try it with – the Nasturtium Stamp&Cut.

I started out by stamping the flowers on kraft cardstock in VersaMark, and then heat embossing in White. I really didn’t have to do any masking – the stamp lends itself quite well to rotating to different positions. After I heat embossed it once, the next time I stamped and added embossing powder, I could just brush away any overlapping embossing powder.

Once I had all the images stamped and heat embossed, I colored the images in with PolyChromos. My sister says it makes it look like a Christmas card, but….whatevs. 😉

I then trimmed around the flowers, cutting in between and on the edges, for a bit of a peek-a-boo look. Then I adhered the flowers to a card base.

The last thing to do was to heat embossed the sentiment from Peonies in White, and then adhere the strip of cardstock to the base. The card is finished off with some white pearls.

Thanks so much for stopping in today and God bless!


Cardstock: Hero Arts kraft; Neenah Classic Crest Solar WhiteEbony Black
Stamps: Hero Arts Nasturtium Stamp&Cut (HA | EH)  and Peonies (HA | EH)
Ink: VersaMark
Other: Hero Arts White embossing powder and white pearls; Faber-Castell Polychromos

Tools: Embossing Gun



2 thoughts on “Colored Pencils on Kraft

  1. Beautiful way you did this on Kraft. I love the color choices. I don’t think it looks like Christmas.. I tried embossing then coloring but the embossing chipped. It doesn’t look like you have that issue. I need to try this again. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you for the kind words, Billie! Did you use Hero Arts EP? That might be an issue. Also, I made sure my pencils were sharpened pretty well, which helps prevent chipping when coloring. 🙂

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