Krafty Goodness


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Not sure if you all saw the Hero Arts blog last week. I shared lots of fun ideas for using kraft paper.

Many have asked about the kraft paper I use. I use THIS kraft paper and THESE kraft notecards/envelopes. I love the quality.

For this card, I first stamped the card with my favorite white ink, and then stamped over it with black ink. Finally, I colored it in super heavily with colored pencils

Here are some of the cards I did over on the blog. This first one is so cool in real life. Just stamped in THIS white ink on kraft and colored in the open flowers *heavily* with colored pencil…

I finished it off by stamping over the whole piece with Soft Sand Shadow Ink…

A few people asked what colored pencils I use. I REALLY love Prismacolor pencils. They are super high-quality and go on so smoothly. Big difference over others. You can find them HERE. They are worth the investment – you will use them for ages.

This next card just took lots of heavy coloring with colored pencils.When I was done, I added highlighting with a white pencil. Oh, and I used a punched circle to mask over the center…

And finally, for this card I just use my favorite white ink to stamp the background. Love the bold look. Oh, and the ribbon holds in a gift card…

Thanks for stopping by today. Heading to bed. Night!

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14 thoughts on “Krafty Goodness”

  1. Beautiful, just beautiful! One is prettier than the next! My favorite is the first one with the poppies, it reminds me of my trip to Italy where I fell in love with poppies. Just gorgeous!

  2. Gorgeous! Love the white-on kraft, and of course the vibrant colors of your flowers are simply wonderful.

  3. Really enjoyed all your posts on the Hero blog last week, Jennifer and love all these beautiful cards! Have fun with Shari this weekend! 🙂

  4. I really like all of these. I just received a stamp I ordered from HA that I think will be good to use on kraft paper and that I can color with pencils. Thanks for all your inspiration!

  5. Really pretty cards, as usual! I happen to have that poppy stamp on the first card and I think I’ll try it out on the kraft paper, too pretty! Thank you for sharing all of your tricks and techniques, so helpful!

  6. I am blown away by what you can do with colored pencils-this are all fantastic. I need to give them a try.

  7. Hi Jennifer,

    I agree 100% that the Hero Arts Kraft paper is heads above any other that I have tried. I love, love, love it! Not only is it so nice and smooth, but also a great weight that I can only describe as ‘crisp’. What a fantastic product!
    Love your cards and especially the gift card holder, what a cute idea to add the flowers to the ribbon.


  8. I adore your poppy card so much! It reminds me of some clothing my girls got from Gymboree and now I have scrapbook ideas swirling in my head… Loved all your posts and cards shared on the hero arts blog too! 🙂

  9. I just adore that first card with the red and kraft paper combo!!! I can’t believe you get such an effect from using colored pencils! The stamp is one I must go out and get!

  10. I was ready to give up on colored pencils. I am going to use each of your ideas. Thank you so much!

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