Card Videos

SO FAST & EASY! Colored Pencils Over Stenciled Ink Blending

Hello, all! Over the weekend, I shared a new mail art envelope over at Instagram. I had so much fun creating that envelope with Simon’s Peony Bouquet stencil, I wanted to create a card to go inside the envelope. So here we go!

If no video appears above, please click HERE to watch the video.

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

I started out with some white cardstock cut to 3.5″ x 5.5″. I used the Peony Bouquet stencil to ink blend the design onto the cardstock. I only used three Distress Ink colors: Scattered Straw, Tattered Rose, and Shabby Shutters.

Then I went in and added very light layers of colored pencils. I loved how this made it look like I colored the entire area with the pencil, but the base layer was ink. Such a time saver!

I finished off the card by stamping a greeting in Acorn Versafine Clair ink from the Miss You Missy stamp set from CZ Design.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

*Simon Says Stamp Peony Bouquet stencil
[ SSS ]
*CZ Design Miss You Missy stamp set
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 110…
[ SSS ]
Brutus Monroe White Media Mat
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web Purple Tape
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Shabby…
[ SSS ]
Honey Bee Blender Brushes
[ SSS ]
*Honey Bee Detail Blender Brushes
[ SSS ]
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored…
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored…
*Versafine Clair ink in Acorn
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
[ SSS ]
3M Scotch Foam Tape
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
[ SSS ]

Previous Post Next Post

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Kim January 14, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Beautiful card Kristina

  • Reply Cheryl Rigney January 14, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    This set is so beautiful!! I love the soft vintage feel. The lighter ink colors used on the card definitely match the colors on the envelope.

  • Reply Jan Douglas January 14, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    I love the card and envelope. So beautiful. Great font for the sentiment. Very clean and crisp.

  • Reply creatingincolors January 14, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    This is so pretty. I love the softness of this look.

  • Reply Michele W January 14, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    Love the look of the colored pencils over the stenciled ink blending. Such a great look for both the card and the envelope. Thanks for showing us how to do this technique!

  • Reply Annette Mangone January 14, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Love, love, love your videos! About a week ago after one of your recent videos that you made you offered a watercolor class for $20.00. I signed up for it and put it on a credit card but haven’t heard any word about it at all. Wondering if I filled the form out right or if there is something that I’m misunderstanding?
    Please LMK,
    Thank you,

  • Reply Kristie Maynard January 14, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Love, love, love this set. I never thought of doing inking like that and the colored pencil over it. A little bit here and there, but this is more than I’d have done and it’s gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  • Reply Carol MJS January 14, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    Absolutely delightful card, Kristina! I love the soft, ethereal look of it.

  • Reply Sue January 14, 2020 at 11:43 pm

    Absolutely beautiful Kristina! So soft and natural looking – since you name in the video the colors of Distress inks that you used to color in the stencil, would you mind listing the colors/numbers of the colored pencils that you used to complete the look! Thanks!

  • Reply barbara lassiter January 15, 2020 at 8:59 am

    Thank you! Thank you! I received this stencil two days ago and immediately wanted to use it. I used blending brushes with Distress Ink on Neenah Solar White paper and it was lacking something. I pulled out the colored pencils and used them but very sparingly and it still wasn’t exactly as I wanted. After seeing this video I realize I need to go back and finish it with more color and shadow! This is a great idea for speeding up the process somewhat, as I love coloring with colored pencils!

  • Reply Henriëtte January 15, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Stunning card Kristina and indeed a lot work less with the layer of ink.
    I love that you made it a set, your envelope is also stunning.
    Thank you so much for sharing and your video tutorial and have a great day.

  • Reply Anne Sturgeon January 15, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    So soft and beautiful… love that stencil. You are really great with those pencils too.

  • Reply Sue January 15, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    Could you please tell us which colored pencils you used? Love the card and envelope – just stunning!

  • Reply Lee Miner January 16, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    Gorgeous, a subtle enhancement. Just . . . lovely. (I am so thrilled with Kathy’s class. She’s awesome, as always, but this was so up close and personal and with so much more explanation and demonstration. Mesmerizing, inspiring, gotta be one of my favorite OLCCs ever.

  • Reply Heidi Rees January 16, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Your work is so incredible beautiful! I’ve followed your envelope art for some time now and have always love every single one you create but this, this one is a show stopper! So so beautiful! I loved watching your video how you made the card! Thank you for sharing your talent! You’re such an inspiration!

  • Reply Maureen Reiss January 17, 2020 at 8:56 am

    These are really Gorgeous!!!

  • Reply Anne January 19, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    What are the colors of the Polychromos that you used? Both the card and envelope are so beautiful! I have a hard time picking colors. Thanks.

  • Reply Daria January 25, 2020 at 9:09 am

    So beautiful!

  • Leave a Reply