Addicted to Stamps and More – Make your Mark

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Hi all! Its Wednesday so another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More and this weeks theme is “Make Your Mark”. This is my favourite challenge theme as I love playing with my markers, watercolours and pencils.

Today I decided to make a card using my Prismacolor pencils as its been awhile since I’ve coloured anything with colour pencils. The colours were inspired by the challenge at Altenew and as it also contained black, I decided to use a black card stock as Prismacolor pencils stand out so well against a black background.

April 11 Altenew cu

I first diecut my black card stock using My Favorite Thing’s scallop rectangle die. I stamped the beautiful flowers from Altenew’s “Wild Hibiscus” stamp set in white using Color Box ink and then spent the next wonderful hour colouring in with my pencils. As its been awhile, I’m a little rusty so forgive me for some parts of the flowers that are not as well blended. One it was finished, I added little sprigs of flowers from Altenew’s Botanical Garden stamp set. I really love both these stamps sets!

April 11 Altenew side

Once they were all done, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from Hero Arts with clear Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white Wow embossing powder. This panel was adhered onto a white card base with a thick cardboard behind it too give it some dimension. I then added white dots on the card using acrylic paint and nuvo drops. The clear drops are from my Goosebumps clear texture spray.

Well I do hope you like my card as much as I enjoyed making it for your viewing pleasure! Do pop over to the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge blog to see the other amazing creations my team mates have made to inspire you.

Have a great day!


I’m sharing this over at:

ssswchallengeSimon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – Add texture. I added Nuvo drops in the centre of my flowers.

ParuParu’s Card making challenge – Flowers

stamping sensationStamping Sensations – One for the girls

Just us girls.pngJust Us Girls – Bold. I think my card is quite bold against the black background!

CRAFT STAMPER_TIMI CHALLENGECraft Stamper Take it make it challenge – Anything Goes

The inspiration pic from Altenew – altenew.jpg




14 thoughts on “Addicted to Stamps and More – Make your Mark

  1. A really beautiful floral creation and in such pretty colours, many thanks for joining in with our ‘For the Girls’ theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x


  2. Love if! I’m an impatient crafter so I don’t like to use colored pencils much, but this post inspired me to pull them out and give it another shot


  3. Wow, those colours really sing against the black background, lovely card
    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month



  4. Gorgeous card Gwendolyn 🙂 the flowers against the dark background are stunning and I love how you added texture with the Nuvo Drops and Goosebumps, simply perfect! 🙂

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

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  5. Bold bright and beautiful Gwendolyn. Your colouring is amazing. Love the scattered splatters. Stunning on the black cas.
    Also – I am so glad you shared this card with us over at Just Us Girls as your card really is what I said above. Lovely to have you in our Gallery this week.

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