Here is a card I made recently using the same stamp and pastel technique I used on Hello Peony. The outlines of this stamp weren’t as strong as the Peony stamp and so I went back over the pastels with colored pencils. The pencils helped to brighten the flowers and keep them from looking washed out. I have just started playing around with the pastels that I’ve had for close to 3 years now. I think they look stunning on larger format stamps and honestly I can’t afford Copics and have never learned to use them properly. I use my pinkie finger to apply the pastels and clean it up with the eraser provided in the set. It comes out beautifully every time.
Update: I have had to remove all the pictures from this post because the card has been accepted for publication. I will write a post about it all once it is actually published. I don’t want to risk a jinx!
Keep pressing on,