Creating a Story Book Scene

Full Disclosure: I have been holding onto this post for a few (3) months now and am just getting around to posting it!! This card was made back in March as part of the CDD New Release. None the less I hope you enjoy it!

I have been waiting to create a storybook like card for some time now, I have just been waiting for the perfect stamp set and also trying to work on my “soft” coloring. If you haven’t seen my “Coloring with Pan Pastels” video tutorial, be sure to head over and check it out, especially if you’re like me and can’t get the soft coloring look with your markers, watercolors, or colored pencils! I have been having a blast coloring with this medium lately and can’t get enough of it, so I decided to use it to color in the brand new Unicorns stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas. Be sure to watch the video tutorial below for the all the details!

After die cutting white card stock with the largest rectangle in the Crazy Stitched Frame Die Set I put the die cut into my MISTI and started stamping with a waterproof black dye ink. Using the Build a Scene stamp set I first stamped the grass down, then masked it off. Next came the unicorn from the brand new Unicorns stamp set, and again, I masked it off as well. My final element to the scene was the full tree image from the Build a Scene stamp set tucked behind the grass and unicorn. I kept all of the images very close together with a lot of white space around then for a true story book look. For the sentiment I used the hilarious poem sentiment tucked underneath the full scene, again using my MISTI and stamping with black dye ink.

Finished Card 3

Like I said above I did use my chalks/pastels for all of the coloring, however, if you can achieve a soft look with another coloring medium, by all means use it! If you want to watch the full tutorial on using this coloring medium you can head HERE. I kept all the colors very muted and soft and nothing overly bright for the color choices. Also, I only kept color in the very darkest shadows and used the Dove Blender Pen to really pull out the color and leave ALOT of white space in my coloring.

Finished Card 2

I really wanted this card to appear as if I tore out a page from a story book, die cut it and slapped it on a card front. So in order to achieve that look I simply applied some strong double sided adhesive onto the back of the die cut and adhered it onto an A2 top folding white card base for a tone on tone look. No additional embellishment was added for a truly CAS look!

Finished Card  4

This card was a long time coming and I couldn’t be happier I waited to make it! I have a feeling you will be seeing not only a lot of this stamp set but also this coloring medium in the time to come, so I hope you enjoy it! And if you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend giving it a shot!

If you’re interested in any of the supplies I used on today’s card, you can find them all linked below. (Affiliate links used at no additional cost to you) Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time with me today, I truly appreciate it! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!


Unicorns Stamp Set


Build a Scene Stamp Set


Crazy Stitched Frames Dies




Ranger Black Tie Dye Ink Pad


Inkadinkado Masking Paper
b7ad9a0ae93ffc93e88fb12cc7981d3f5e4845a4Pebbles Basic Brights Chalks

9bcc975f25150e06a7b29ae022827a8ba19f203dPebbles Earth Tones Chalks
51tjXDDEcaS._SL1361___37077_largeDove Blender Pen


Adhesive Scor-Tape 1/4″

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