Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Colorful Blessings Cards

I have a couple of cards to share with you that were created with my "Colorful Blessings" card fronts.     "Colorful Blessings" card fronts are pre-printed black and white images and sentiments on heavy card stock that you color in yourself.  The images are printed on heavy card stock.  After coloring, you just adhere them to a card front.  They are super fun and easy to use.  


The card fronts come in a little box.  I got mine from Amazon.


Here's a sample of what the cards look like before they're colored.  


Many of the designs are very intricate.  I usually color with Copic Markers but found I needed something with a finer tip to get inside these intricate designs.  I purchased some new gel pens from Hobby Lobby and found they worked best.  I colored in the background with gel highlighters.





 My next card front had bigger images on it so I was able to use my Copic Markers for the larger images but still used gel pens for the smaller ones, like the leaves.  I colored the background in with the gel highlighters again.




I matted my card fronts on white and colored mats before adhering them to a card base.


Now I want to show you what gel pens I used.  These are Kaiser Gel Pens from Hobby Lobby.  They cost $20.00 for the set, but I bought them on sale at 50% off (you can also use a coupon on them if they are not on sale).   I can not say enough about these gel pens.  They are hands down the best gel pens I ever used in my life.  So many other brands I've tried clogged a few minutes after using them.  These have done that.  And they go on so smooth....just like butter!  They are a dream to color with.


You get 24 pens in a set, 12 are pastel and 12 are glitter.  The colors are so pretty!


 My next product are these gel highlighters by Creative Devotion.  If you love the water colored backgrounds, but you don't like to water color, you will love these!  You can easily color in a background to create a water color look with these highlighters.


Just like the gel pens, these highlighters go on smooth like butter!  They are a dream to color with and there is no mess or crinkled pages like there is with water colors.


If you'd like to see more cards I made with Colorful Blessings Card Fronts, check out this Valentine Post HERE.

Have a Great Day!  Amy

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12 comments:

  1. I love these cards Amy. And so beautifully colored! It's so frustrating when gel pens clog. I found some at a local art store that were pretty pricey but they won't clog either. I'm not familiar with those highlighters, but will have to check them out next time I'm at a hobby lobby. I love watercoloring but not all papers take on watercolors, these seem like a fantastic alternative!

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    1. Thanks Ellie! Creative Devotion calls these pens "Gel Highlighters" but their the same product as Faber Castell Gelato pens. They can be used with or without water. I just love them!

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  2. These turned out so pretty, Amy!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  3. What a fun idea for a gift. Everyone can be done as a unique and individual card for someone special.

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    1. So true! They can all be individualized for the person and the need. Thanks for visiting!

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  4. Love the cards, first time I've seen cards you can color!

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    1. Thanks Dee! I just love them. They are so much fun!

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  5. I've not seen those gel highlighters before! They look wonderful. I am wonderif if I could write with brush markers on top of them. Hmm, I need to look into that! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

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    1. I used to work at a craft store and I remember seeing the Faber Castell Gelato pens, but I never knew what they were for. I wish I would have bought them way back then, it would have saved me a lot of grief with water colors.

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