Welcome to a Saturday Blog Hop at Create with Connie & Mary. Our theme this week is Pastel Chalk Techniques. Did you see our new Soft Pastels Assortment? I have had the pastels for awhile now and haven’t had time to play with them until now for our blog hop. This is what they look like in the Annual Catalog:
They come in 8 chalk pastels in Stampin’ Up! colors which are: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Poppy Parade. And you can use these with a variety of coloring tools like Stampin’ Up!’s Sponge Daubers, Blending Brushes, and Water Painters. I used the Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight and Coastal Cabana colors on the front of my card:
It was so easy to scribble with all three colors sporadically, and then use Blending Brushes to soften them. Once all of the colors were blended to my liking, I ended up stamping the full image from the Many Messages stamp set using VersarMark Ink. I then sprinkled black embossing powder from the Basic Embossing Powders assortment and used my Heat Tool to melt the powder.
- Card Base: Granny Apple Green Cardstock 11″ x 4-1/4″. Score and fold at 5-1/2″.
- Layer #2: Basic Black Cardstock 5″ x 3-3/4″. Set aside.
- Layer #3: Basic White Cardstock. Follow the instructions above to add the pastels and stamped image. Glue to black layer.
- Ribbon: Wrap the Black 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon around the black & white layers and tie into a bow. Glue cardstock layers to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Bling: Add Matte Black Dots to the background.
Stampin’ Up! Products Used: