Miss You Coloring Instructions
1. Color entire large flower with PP5 (Photo 1); color center and middle section with BP2 (Photo 2).
2. Color center and outside petals of medium flower with PP5. Color middle section with BP2.
3. Color three smaller flowers with BP2 and PP5, outer petals with BP2, middle sections with PP5 and flower centers with BP2.
4. Color tiny flowers with PP5.
5. Color leaves with CG4 and CG2; use CG4 for outlines and CG2 for inner areas and cluster of leaves at top right and bottom left of picture. Color center of large blossom with CG2. Color unopened buds on leaves with CG2. 6. Color outside border BP2 and scallops PP5. Color inside of each scallop with CG2.
1. Form a 5 x 61/4-inch card from white cardstock. Cover card front with teal cardstock.
2. Trim colored focal piece. Adhere to black cardstock; trim a small border. Adhere to card. 3. Punch smaller circle from white cardstock. Stamp “miss you” on circle. Punch larger circle from black cardstock; adhere white circle to black. Adhere to card with foam tape.
4. Tie 6 inches of gingham ribbon into bow; adhere to stamped circle.
Coloring Technique #2: Colored Pencils
Colored pencils are perfect for soft, gentle coloring— they work beautifully with just about any image, especially delicate florals. As with pens, you can shade and add extra emphasis with layers of pencil strokes. Make a mistake? You can still erase wayward lines. Even better, pencils are an inexpensive option and easy to find at your local craft store.
A few tips: Hold the pencil at an angle to add a first layer of color to your image. Use the pointed tip of the pencil to trace details. A pencil is also ideal for very small and detailed portions of a design, like borders. Keep a sharpener nearby and those detailed areas will be easy to color.
Coloring Technique #3: Aqua Markers
Detail coloring is great for cards, but here’s a fun wet technique to try too. Aqua markers are designed to interact with water, which means you can color an image, and then diffuse it with a spritz of water for a soft, watercolor effect.
Because the ink will bleed, it’s great for those who feel nervous about stay-in-the-lines detail coloring.
Coloring Technique #4: Pigment Stamp Pads
Here’s a fun no-detail coloring technique: Simply use your colorist background as a basis for brayering with stamping ink.
Pigment inks offer rich color, yet the crisp lines and bold black of the printed sheet won’t get dulled beneath the ink. Cover the sheet with clear embossing powder and you have a shiny, tactile card topper that can be easily embellished with gemstones and ribbon.
Pigment inks work best for this technique as they roll smoothly across the coloring sheet and stay
wet long enough to emboss.