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Thursday, June 25, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Deepti Colors on Kraft!

Hello, friends! Deepti here and welcome to another spotlight feature. Today I am showcasing coloring a kraft card base. I haven't colored with markers on a kraft card base, so I thought I will give it a try and I like how it turned out. Here's the finished card:

I started out by die-cutting one edge of my kraft card stock with a border die. I also prepared the mask for the flower that I will use in this project. Then I heat embossed the flowers in white one after the other by simultaneous masking.

 Then I stamped the leaves along surrounding the flowers using white pigment ink. This was also done by masking the flowers.

I colored the flowers with Sharpie markers, You can do the same using other markers. I picked Sharpie because they have really vibrant colors and my Spectrum Noir markers are all pastel colors :)

I then used a white gel pen to cover the errors I made in coloring the flowers, basically going over the embossed image outline. I also heat embossed the sentiment.

I adhered a text patterned paper on card base and added the kraft panel with some foam adhesive.

Here's the finished card again:

That finishes my spotlight feature :) I hope you enjoyed it and will give this a try. Happy paper crafting!

Products Deepti used in today's project:


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  1. You have my attention using that newsprint background...I love it. The kraft and the flowers really make your card rock!!

  2. I love kraft embossed in white! The bright colouring with the Sharpies looks fabulous! A beautiful card!

  3. Absolutely love your card. I really like newsprint and Kraft together. Beautiful layout. I have only down this technique a few times. Thanks for the reminder - because I love the results.

  4. beautiful card and love the design - and i have been having fun with your new stamp set which i just got the other day!! maybe i'll try your technique with that stamp set!

  5. This is STUNNING!! I love the effect of the Sharpies on this!!

  6. Very pretty. The sharpies give great colour on the kraft. Hugz

  7. Beautiful, I love using my sharpies and bics as well to color, especially on Kraft paper. Loving the stitched die edge with the text paper. Tfs.

  8. I have been wanting to try coloring on kraft. Thanks for the push.

  9. Beautifully done Deepti, this is fabulous! I've never tried coloring with Sharpies, what a fun idea!

  10. beautiful coloring Deepti!! love the red on kraft.. very beautiful card..

  11. Gorgeous! Love the richness of that red on the kraft ♥

  12. WOW - love the vibrant colouring of the flowers against the kraft and white. A stunning card Deepti - thanks for sharing your inspiration.

  13. Such an amazing card, love the bright color flowers on Kraft!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Wonderful card Deepti! Thanks for the tutorial! :)
    Suchi xx

  15. Those red flowers pop beautifully on kraft bg :)

  16. You make it look so easy! Thanks for the tutorial. I love the look of coloring on Kraft.

  17. Oooh, this card is spectacular. Love color on kraft.

  18. Oooh, this card is spectacular. Love color on kraft.

  19. Absolutely beautiful, Deepti...those flowers are stunning!

  20. Deepti, what a beautiful eye catching card, I love the colours you chose. Perfect

  21. Oh my goodness - how lovely!!! Love the coloring on the kraft paper!!!


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