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Easy Card Making Ideas, Learn How to Make Handmade Cards

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Dive into your next card making project with the help of a super-easy tutorial featuring a free coloring download!

We’re getting creative with the help of our fantastic featured contributor – Jessica Sanders.

With tips on working with markers, layering pencils, and creating color blends today’s tutorial is a must read for new card making inspiration. 😊

Meet our featured contributor

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Hello, My Creative Friends!  My name is Jessica Sanders of ColorMeCreativeArt. I am super happy to be here with you, and the amazing Chameleon Team. I live in Houston, Texas with my wonderful husband and four awesome kids, who are growing up so fast!  I am a full-time artist/maker, blogger, and YouTuber. I have been making art my whole life. It began with painting-by-numbers with my dad, craft and painting projects with my grandmother, and progressed to variations such as painting my walls with faux finishes, painting with my children, making maps using computer software, mosaics, and finally to painting on canvas and art journaling. My passion is exploring art, creativity, and art supplies, which is how I fell in love with Chameleon Pens!

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Don’t waste your time wishing on stars for the smoothest color blends. Creating amazing color gradations, stunning color blends, multiple color tones, highlights, shading, and shadows doesn’t need to be difficult.

What if I told you, all you need is one pen!

Using this simple technique and Jessica’s project for inspiration, you’re going to learn how you can blend like a pro.

Want to know how all this is possible? Watch our Instructional video here.

 

So, you now know how your Chameleon Pens work, its time move on to the fun part – creating!

What you will need to make your card making dreams come true:    

 

Is this your first fuse? Then, check out our tutorial on how your Chameleon Pens work.

 

Getting started.

Print your fish on white vellum finish cardstock.

Line Art fish template

Download TUTORIAL & LINE ART HERE

 

Coloring. 😊

Color each fish using different color combinations.

Fish 1: Fuse the VO4 pen with the BL3 Color Top for a few seconds and color from the top of the head down. Then re-infuse to color the tail starting from the tip.

Coloring in a fish with a Chameleon Color Top

Fish 2: Fuse the BV4 pen with the VO4 Color Top for a few seconds before coloring in the same way as fish 1.

Coloring in a fish with a Chameleon Color Top

 

Fish 3: Fuse the GR4 pen with the BG4 Color Top for 10 seconds, then fuse with the BL3 Color Top for 10 seconds to create a 3-color gradient. Color the fish from the head to the tail.

Coloring in a fish with a Chameleon Color Top

TIP: Overlap your pen strokes to help create a smooth finish.

 

Finishing Details.

Use coordinating pencils to add details to the fish e.g. small scallop shapes for scales.

Coloring in a fish with a Chameleon Pencils

 

Fussy cut the fish.

Stamp the sentiment and assemble your card.

Finished card with 3 fish on and text that reads "dreams come true just believe"

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