Hello everyone! It’s Kelly Klapstein here today sharing a cute “Good Luck” card with you. I designed this card using only a few supplies: Chameleon Pens, Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock, Tombow Adhesive, Westcott Trimmer, and a pencil.
You might know that I’m slightly obsessed with brush lettering and calligraphy, so I wanted to show you a way you can ‘fake’ out lettering in an easy way. Start by writing a word with a pencil.
Then add a second line to the downstrokes of the letters. When you finish sketching the rest of the card, you trace over it with a permanent pen. I love the black detail pen that comes in with the Chameleon Pen set. It has 2 nibs of different sizes on either end. I used the larger .6mm nib for my card.
For the lettering, you can either fill in the strokes with the black pen or leave it white or add colour. When all the black details are done, you can erase the pencil lines.
It’s always a good idea to make swatches of your Chameleon pens. Then choosing colours is much easier. I pulled out 4 greens from my set and decided to go with GR3 to colour in the word “Luck” and used YG3 to colour the shamrock.
If you’re not familiar with Chameleon Pens and how you can achieve multi-tone effects when colouring, click HERE to learn about them from Betty Hung, our resident colouring artist.
After colouring, I cut out my card base from Super Stock and decided to doodle a border around the edges. At first I thought I would also colour in the border, but then realized I really liked it black and white.
Sticking this together was a snap with Tombow Adhesive Plus Permanent. Love this tape runner!
When the card was done, I wanted a few more design details on the shamrock, so I added dots along the inside lines and then drew a simple string bow around the stem. I love working with Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock for cards. Its heavy weight and smooth finish is perfect for lettering and stamping. Click HERE if you would like to learn more about our exclusive cardstock!
I hope this helps you with lettering on your cards. Pick up a pencil, sketch out a few ideas, and go for it!
To see more of Kelly’s work and learn brush lettering, click HERE to visit her website “Kelly Creates.”
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