We're really doing Halloween already? Oh yes, we are! Today I am on a blog hop with Tombow and Stampendous, sharing fun papercrafting ideas. The hop goes all weekend so be sure to scroll to the end of this post for all of the links to the hop stops and giveaway. Since I started using coloring books for grownups, I have found that I really like coloring with colored pencil. One of the things that I've started to really enjoy is blending the colors to make more realistic and dimensional shapes. Today I am sharing a Halloween themed card that shows how to shade with colored pencil:
Tombow colored pencils have a waxy base, which makes them super easy to blend. Because they are a traditional colored pencil, they don't need water or anything else to make blending happen. Color one section of the paper with one color and then color over top with a second color to blend. You can keep layering the color until you get the vibrant hue you were searching for. Use a Tombow MonoTwin Permanent Marker to trace over any stamped images that get dulled during coloring. The entire background of this card is colored with Tombow Recycled Colored Pencils. Here's how:
The stamps I used have a matching die set so after I colored in one of the pumpkins, I used the die set with the Sizzix Big Shot to cut it out. I then used Tombow's glue pen to add glitter accents to the pumpkin's hat and face with Stampendous glitter. Finally, I added the STICKERS to give the background a bit of sparkle. Scroll to the end of this post to see the full supply list.
I also used a crepe paper rosette on this card front. These are easy and fun to make – you can even make double layer rosettes! I wrote a guide on how to make the best crepe paper rosettes and you get it on etsy as an instant download.
Be sure to hop along to all of the stops below to enter to win: Tombow Recycled Color Pencils 24 pack tin, A roll of Tombow Foam Tape; A Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle, and Your choice from Stampendous Create Fall, Create Christmas, Create Winter or Create a Poinsettia Cling Stamp set and Matching Dies!
To be eligible to win, you must:
- Have a US Mailing Address
- “Like” TombowUSA on Facebook and Stampendous on Facebook
- Follow @tombowusa and @stampendous on Instagram
- Follow @tombowusa and @Stampendous
- Follow Tombow USA and Stampendous on Pinterest
- And comment on all the blog posts from both teams all week. Including our pre-game posts Mon-Thurs and our Weekend hop Fri-Sun.
- We’ll give you until Tuesday, September 22 to get all those great comments in, then we’ll choose 2 winners on Sept 23.
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