I Miss You Card with Prismacolor Pencils

As I Promised Yesterday:

Here is the “I Miss You Card” made by Jennifer Young.  She is just a glimpse of the multitudes of talents that is going to be a part of the growing Above Rubies Studio.  Now, I’ve gotten several emails about my work, and don’t worry!  Megan is STILL here and I am still going to do regular free videos and post projects of my own.  Having guest designers and other projects is just another way Above Rubies Studio is growing to serve this amazing Crafting World online!  🙂

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Lets take a look at how Jen made this projects and what she used:

  • A stamped image ( I used Sugar Nellie colored with Prismacolor pencils using the Gamsol technique.  Gamsol is a solution that has a dauber top that you can use to blend the pencil color together for the beautiful effect you see in this card. gansol
  • 1- 4″x5 1/2″ cardstock for base of card. (Unsure of the make used on this particular piece)
  • 1- 8″x 5 1/2″ sheet of cardstock scored at 4″
  • 1- 3″x3″  Core’dinations cardstock
  • 1 1 1/4″x2 3/4″ cardstock  (used Bazzill)
  • 1- 8″ piece of fiber or ribbon (used fiber from adornaments)
  • 1- small/medium flower (used a homemade one)
  • Black ink pad StazOn
  • Sentiment stamp from Studio 18
  • Opaque white pen “Sakura Gelly Roll”
  • Chalk ink (Cat’s Eye Dark Brown)

How Do I Make this Card?

1.  Pierce along the edges of the stamped image and the 3×3 cardstock.



2.  Distress and rough up the edges of the 3×3, 1 1/4×2 3/4, and stamped image.



3.  Stamp the sentiment onto the 1 1/4x 2 3/4 piece of cardstock. Chalk all the edges of the cardstocks, including the large base.



4.  Use the Gelly Roll pen to add some accents to the sentiment.


5.   Adhere 3×3 and stamped image to base.



6.  Adhere the sentiment and fiber to card base.


7.  Adhere the flower to the card base.



8.   Adhere cardfront to 8×5 1/2 cardstock… and voila!!!



  1. Wow I have never even heard of the Gamsol technique. I love it. I think I need a card that doesn’t look so complicated to start with. (any suggestions)
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

  2. cardchick says:

    beautiful!!! I would luv a video to show the complete blending process…please Megan

  3. Sharon/4kids4 says:

    Such a pretty card!! You’re great with those pencils! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Jeanette says:

    Ooh, lovely card TFS. I wonder if that’s the same technique as I’ve just started using OWS ( odourless White spirits) although I think in Usa i think White spirits is known as something else!
    Great instructions. Look forward to lots more ideas!
    Keep em coming!!

  5. Jeannette, the odorless white spirits are called mineral spirits here in the US.

  6. Sandy Bayles says:

    What a great process. I have never heard of this either. Really different. I like this blog because when you click on it you are always surprised…..

  7. Stephanie says:

    This is a beautiful piece of art. How did you make the flower? It’s the perfect touch!

  8. Tell us more about Prismacolor pencils using the Gamsol technique. 😀

  9. I’ve never used this technique either, but it is beautiful. Great Job, TFS

  10. I wanted to show you a video that shows prismas and Gamsol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8ant0uqh38
    Maybe that will help some of you –
    I also will try to do a video similar to show the techniques and such 😉

  11. I loved the card and new process, and I have a suggestion for Linda’s dilemma. Don’t bother with the antiquing/distressing of the cardstock, if that is difficult. And just stamp your image with a colored ink, or just black and white. You add a little color with a cute ribbon and the back 3×3 card that is the same color as the ribbon, or a complimentary color. Good luck!

  12. Sharon from Pa says:

    I love using this technique…also Goo-Gone will give very similar results with the Prisma Pencils.

  13. I love my Prisma Pencils!! I just buy the oderless mineral spirits at Wal-Mart.

  14. Another product and technique to play with!! So pretty-will check out that video.
    So looking forward to all the new designersand Club Ruby

  15. Thanks Meg!
    That DID help!
    And I’ll be watching for yours too. 😀

  16. Wow great card!

  17. Kathy Burrow says:

    Got to learn this technique. Going to go watch the video. Thanks Megan

  18. Debbie - NanaBugaboo says:

    I’ve used a blending pen before, but where do you get the Gamasol? Cute card

  19. Lovely card!!! Would love to learn more about that coloring technique!!


  20. Thanks for the link to the video telling us more about the coloring technique! That looks so easy and like alot of fun!! Gonna have to give that a try!!


  21. Marlise says:

    Wonderful cards, am so excited to try this technique. Thanks for sharing!

  22. A lovely card Jen, great job!

  23. I love the card! Always so many great ideas and so little time:~) TFS! Lynn

  24. StaddieJ says:

    Beautiful card!! I LOVE it!! TFS!!!


  26. This is a gorgeous card! Wonderful job of coloring! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful tips and videos with us!

  27. This is a great card . I love my prisma colored pencils. I see you use gamasol. I found a product that works just as good and easier to find . Ordorless mineral spirits. It also works great.

  28. Stephanie W says:

    Beautiful card. I love the blending. I’ll have to give my prisemacolors another try.

  29. Beautiful card.


  30. love how she put this card together. Have dabbled with colored pencils and gamasol, but not this good yet.. Lovely….jman4@comcast.net

  31. Marlou F. says:

    I would also like to learn how to blend better. I have these colored pencils but seldom use them because I really am not feeling very confident with them yet. TEACH ON!

  32. Dana Taft says:

    Love the card and the tut, thanks for the inspiration.

  33. Beautiful card. I would love to learn how to blend with pencils.

    Thanks for sharing

  34. This is just beautiful…

  35. Great technique and something I need to try!

  36. Katherine A. says:

    Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing how it was made.

  37. Beautiful card, great techniques! Thanks for sharing with us.

  38. jeanette says:

    thanks Megan, vid explained it very wellive only userd pencil and not the markers but love the effect

  39. What a beautiful card. I doubt that I could EVER become THAT good! But, I HAVE to try, right? Thank you for the tip about mineral spirits at Walmart :0) I’ve never heard of Gamsol either.
    Now I am off to watch the video…

  40. Whitney C. says:

    I love the look of this card. You are so talented. I have chalk, but havn’t used it much. I do like the effect it creates I am just scared of it rubbing off. I will also have to try the gamasol I have never heard of this.

  41. Lydia Jones says:

    Beautiful card

  42. Donna C. says:

    Loverly card, I love trying the gamsol method, I use Goo-Gone, but need more practice. TFS

    Donna C.

  43. I am excited to see that there is a blending solution for Prisma colored pencils. I think that my mother bought me some and I’d really like to use them instead of investing in the Copic markers.

  44. I love this look. I have watercolor pencils that I might use this solution to see if the result is similar or what. Adorable.

  45. Hi:
    beautiful card, could you tech us how to make that flower PLEASSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. Nancy Hjortness says:

    Your card is adorable, and I love your instructions —- they are so nice and clear—even a dead head like me can figure it out—-Thank You so much—Nancy

  47. I LOVE this technique and have been doing several different versions of it myself. It’s so fun. I ordered a blender pen that came with the Gamsol already in it and it made some of the blending easier but I like doing it with the stump myself too! You can see some really quick and easy cards I did with this technique too here www://thelazymac.blogspot.com. Megan got me started on cards several months ago and I’ve been addicted ever since! LOL

  48. Oh and just for the record Nancy this is gorgeous! I absolutely love your coloring.

  49. Kathy Van Klaveren says:

    I really need to try the Gamasol and Primacolor technique out–I bought it but have chickened out on trying it. I have done the water color pencil though.

  50. Lovely card.

  51. Great Tutorial! Your card is beautiful!

  52. that is neat. I have got to try it!

  53. very nice!

  54. Carmen Lucero says:

    So many hidden talents, Megan! Love the colors and that flower!

    Carmen Lucero

  55. ShawnfromMn says:

    Beautiful card!!

  56. Awesome card! Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing the detailed info in print. That’s so helpful. I haven’t had any luck in finding the gamnsol anywhere. 🙁 Love the card. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to more.

  57. Great card Jen! I love using Gamsol to color with! This design team is going to have a LOT to offer. Excited to be working with ya 🙂

  58. Nana Mouse says:

    Along with everyone else, Jen, your card is lovely and your coloring leaves a lot of us wishing we could do so well. Job well done!!

  59. Would love to see a video tutorial on this technique!

  60. Pamela Younker says:

    beautiful, I admire stampers who can color so well. Just a note, I would love to watch videos of the actual project. Thanks Pam

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