Flowering Gum Christmas Card - Amanda Herring

Hi There 
I am so shocked that it's November already! 
 For today's project I have made a very Australian
Christmas card using the Paper Rose Studio Flowering Gum stamp.
I will share a few more Christmas cards as it will be there before we know it.
I have kept  the card really simple as I feel the Gum leaves and flowers
 are the main feature here.
I have used Prismacolor pencils to colour the stamped image.
When doing such intense pencil blending I prefer to use Mi-Tientes 
pastel paper as a base, it has a lot of tooth and grabs the waxy pigment of the
Prismacolor pencils really well.
After stamping the image I have built up the pigment slowly adding layer after layer of pencil until
the textured surface of this paper has filled out. This can take awhile and sometime you need to use a blending pencil ( clear wax) or a light coloured pencil to blend the layers together.
To complete the card I have used a yellow Posca paint pen to add the flecks of 
pollen on the tips of the gum flowers.
I have also used the Merry Christmas everyone die cut from black card 
for a simple sentiment. 
Supplies used: 
23152 flowering Gum stamp
22150 Merry Christmas Everyone Die
Prismacolor pencils 
Thanks for stopping by to have a look at my project
see you next time
Mandy x

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