I like working with kraft cardstock. It lends itself well to use with colored pencils and can be combined with almost any other kind of paper. The card above uses so many of my favorite techiques- die cuts, embossing, colored pencils, stamping, fibers, Versamark ink with gold PearlEx powder dusted on,and even a rhinestone. Whew!
The closeup shows the colored pencil and the french knots done with metallic thread. Loooove metallic anything.
For this card I used the same rubber stamp but a different colorway. I love the combination of pebble cardstock, handmade paper and kraft cardstock.
Green glitter paper and pink corrugated cardboard both work well with the kraft cardstock on this card. I used a white gel pen as well. More fiber and rhinestones finished the card.
I bought a sheet of this cork-covered paper ages ago but hadn’t gotten around to using it. After I colored the hearts and cut them out I was looking for the right backing paper. The cork paper fit the bill.
I made the flower vase 3D by coloring and cutting out an extra vase then placed it on the panel with a dimensional stickie foam.
The magenta striped hand-made paper and the turquoise embossed card pulled colors from the floral panel.
Simple but effective.
So there you have it! Grabsome kraft card and some colored pencils and get going.