Furry Friends, Inktense Pencils + Video

Hello! Today I am playing along with my friends for a mini blog hop… where we all use a fun new stamp set – the Simon Says Stamp Furry Christmas. Let’s start with a video…

So here is a closer look. It has my dog Roxie (in the back), Kathy’s dog Max (on the left) and Kristina’s cat named Mannie. Cute, aren’t they? It was so fun to sit next to Kristina as she created it. I admire her tremendously.

In the video I show how to use Inktense Colored Pencils

These Inktense Pencils are unique – much like watercolor pencils, but with a firmer texture that allows them to be more intense in color… much like a paint or ink. Thanks to their intense pigment, you can even use it like watercolor on a colored cardstock, such as kraft. I find using them on watercolor paper or white cardstock so wonderful… so much easier than traditional watercolor pencils and with much more vibrant results. However, you can use many of the tips I mentioned in the video above with normal watercolor pencils.

By the way, if you are looking for something to put on your holiday wish list… these pencils would be a treat.

And here is the Furry Christmas stamp set. So cute…

For the background, I used this awesome set from WPlus9. It is great for building awesome backgrounds. I love the look of white pigment ink on the kraft cardstock.

Oh, and this is what Roxie looks like. She is a Vizsla and just rocks.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to also visit my friends – Kristina, Jana and Kathy. They all used this same stamp set today.



78 CommentsCards, Videos

  1. Wow, I have had water pencils for a few years but have never used them. You have inspired me to do that TODAY! Great card. Thank you again for so many wonderful tips.

  2. Teri

    Love… and smiling big!

  3. Pam

    Great video! Love that card & sweet stamp set.

  4. Thanks Jennifer, I was so inspired to use my Inktense pencils again!!! I put a link to your website on my blog: http://www.adutchcurlygirl.wordpress.com.

    Have a nice day!

    Cindy Arts

  5. wonderful video – love how Kristina just “drew them up!” – she is so talented. Saw the set when she tweeted about it recently. Congrats to Roxie – looking great!

  6. Thanks for the great video! I don’t have those pencils but do have watercolor pencils and the large set of Prismas so I can’t ask for more pencils. But watching you color really helps. I love the set of furbabies..So adorable.

  7. Loly Borda

    Adorable card! That image is so sweet. Thanks so much for another great video, I really appreciate all your tips abour using pencils, I do have 12 of those pencils and I realized I underused them…
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

  8. Mary-Anne V.

    Beautiful card…so special to have a stamp inspired by your pet.

  9. Helene

    Lovely card, This stamp is so cute.
    Are those pencils like prismacolor pencils?

  10. {vicki}

    love your card

  11. Jill

    super cute and festive! love these lil guys! :) great card!

  12. Carol Metully

    OMG…I adore furry critters! So this stamp is for me! Love that you can color each of them to be just like yours! And these super cool Inktense pencils seem to bring them to life! or almost!!! Thanks for the mini-hop and all of the inspiration!!!

  13. Pam Hartung

    You and Kristina are my go-to girls for inspiration, and I love seeing a card made by you, using stamps designed by Kristina. I will have to put those pencils on my wish list, too! Thanks for the chance at winning a spot in your newest class.

  14. This is so Special…..Love the Story Behind the stamp! those Pencils Look like so much Fun it has been years since I have used my Watercolor Pencils! Love the Card just Perfect in every way!! xo

  15. Sheila H

    Cute card & nice video! Happy Thanksgiving!

  16. Laura Jane

    LOVE that BG from Wplus9!

  17. Have a very happy and wonderful Thanksgiving!

    I enjoyed seeing how each of you and the girls colored up Kristina’s adorable set. I have the Reindeer/Gnome set and was coloring it up, just yesterday! Kristina is mega talented and I’m so happy she is sharing it in new ways…loving ALL her stamps and dies. You’re also so fun and creative and I really LOVE following you ALL!

    Big Hugs,

  18. JosieK

    So much fun to watch…what a cute card…what an adorable stamp! It’s beautiful!!

  19. What a wonderufl idea! I am going to try it out for sure!

  20. Lynnette

    Hi! i have watched your video again as I have ordered these pencils and want to learn more about them. I hope you do more videos on these pencils as I will love to see what you can do. You gave me the inspiration to order these as a Christmas present from my mom.

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