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CardMaker - - COLORED PENCIL PLEASURES - De­sign by Deb­o­rah Nolan

MA­TE­RI­ALS

Papertrey Ink card­stock: blueberry sky, hibiscus burst Le­gion Pa­per Stone­henge draw­ing pa­per Sticky note My Fa­vorite Things Cool Cat clear stamp set Ink pads: Ranger Archival (jet black); Papertrey Ink (blueberry sky) Faber-Castell Poly­chro­mos col­ored pen­cils Michaels Rec­ol­lec­tions pink self-ad­he­sive heart gem Lil’ Inker De­signs Stitched Mats: Rec­tan­gles dies Die-cut­ting ma­chine Koh-I-Noor elec­tric eraser Tom­bow ad­he­sive run­ner

1. Form a 41/4 x 51/2-inch card from blue card­stock. Ran­domly stamp paw prints on card front with blue ink.

2. Die-cut a 3 x 41/4-inch panel from draw­ing pa­per and a 35/8 x 47/8-inch panel from pink card­stock; layer and ad­here pan­els to card. 3. Use black ink to stamp cat and sen­ti­ment as shown.

4. Stamp cat on sticky note and fussy-cut to form mask. Cover stamped cat with mask and stamp cush­ion with black ink. 5. Re­move mask and color cat with pen­cils, cre­at­ing depth by grad­u­at­ing from dark­est color

at outer edges to light­est color in cen­ter. Layer col­ors, blend­ing gen­tly with min­i­mal pres­sure.

6. Loosely ap­ply stripes to cat’s tail, legs and body with dark­est pen­cil.

7. Erase muz­zle and breast with elec­tric eraser.

8. Color cush­ion, cross­hatch with con­trast­ing color to achieve plaid ef­fect, and add shadow be­neath cush­ion with lin­ear and cir­cu­lar strokes.

9. Ad­here heart gem. •

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