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Mondo Amaryllis On Kraft Cardstock

Be Mine, Valentine! Blog Hop

Hey, guys! Welcome to the CutCardstock Be Mine, Valentine! Blog Hop. Today, I’m sharing a love card featuring Ellen Hutson Mondo Amaryllis stamp set and color pencils on kraft cardstock.

Ellen Hutson Mondo Amaryllis on Kraft

YouTube Tutorial | Mondo Amaryllis on Kraft

This video is short and sweet. Watch here or in HD on YouTube.

Color Pencils on Kraft

Ellen Hutson Mondo Amaryllis includes a large stamp with wide-open petals perfect for your favorite coloring medium. Traditionally, the amaryllis is used for Christmas cards, but I thought it’d be great for Valentine’s Day too!

Mondo Amaryllis Valentine's Day Card

First, I started by cutting a piece of Natural Twine Kraft Discount Cardstock to 4.25 x 5.5-inches. This cardstock is similar in color to a brown paper bag with a smooth fiber finish

I stamped Mondo Amaryllis in Staz-On Snowflake Pigment Ink. Now, typically I use Staz-On for non-porous cardstock, like vellum, metallic, and Yupo. But, regular pigment inks take a long time to dry, so I decided to try this Staz-On and I loved the quick-drying result.

Polychromos on kraft

Next, I started pencil coloring with Faber-Castel Polychromos pencils in:

  • Cadmium Red
  • White
  • Warm Gray V
  • Earth Green Yellowish
  • Raw Umber
  • Walnut Brown

For more details on coloring be sure to watch the video. Originally I stamped the sentiment directly on the card panel, but my cardstock shifted. Therefore, I white heat embossed it on a coordinating strip of craft cardstock and adhered it directly to the card.

Color pencil on kraft

Finally, I used the coordinating die to cut a mask from copy paper, covered the flower and splattered white ink onto the background. I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Confetti and called it done.

I hope you enjoyed this clean and simple card which can be used for Valentine’s Day or sent to your loved ones any day of the year.

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  1. Your card is stunning! I love white on kraft.

  2. Mindy Drummond says:

    Your coloring on this is gorgeous, the flowers look so real!!

  3. Inkin' Chickie says:

    I like the coloring video and tips. I haven’t done the white stamping first, so I’d like to give it a try.

  4. CoyKoiCrafting says:

    Lovely! You come up with such beautiful things.

  5. Love the coloring on kraft and great tip on using the Staz-on ink.

  6. Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous card! Love the beautiful amaryllis flowers!

  7. Very pretty card and coloring, love amaryllis! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Amaryllis are my favorite flowers. I can’t wait to try this technique. Thank you!

  9. Wow Amber 🙂 The Mondo Amaryllis is an unusually beautiful flower…love that you chose to color it on craft paper! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  10. Absolutely gorgeous! Your video was very helpful, especially your tip on not pressing too hard when coloring with pencils. I am new to your blog and love your projects.

  11. Really wonderful coloring. I’ve had an Amaryllis and just love this flower stamp you used.

  12. Christine A says:

    Beautiful colouring.