Sunday, 9 March 2008

More Popping Pastels

Here’s another Popping Pastels card – made using this fun technique. You can see that you don’t get as sharp an image as you do with coloured ink, and the chalk is “shmooshed” around the cardstock somewhat. This is all part of the effect – it works particularly well with the shabby chic look but I quite like it on this card, too.

I scrounged the white grosgrain ribbon from Alison. It comes with the demonstrator Starter Kit but I, in my wisdom, decided to substitute it for something "more interesting". How many times have I kicked myself about that decision? White, of course, goes with nearly everything and, what’s more, you can colour it yourself with inks or markers to match your project.

Guess what’s on my list to order next time?

Stamps: Polka Dots & Paisley (p51)

Cardstock: Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Whisper White

Paper: Cutie Pie (p73)

Ink: Versamark®

Accessories: Stampin’ Pastels, sponge daubers, ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Whisper White

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6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous polka dots on this card, very pretty with the image & technique you used. I love your red cards!

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  2. I adore anything with polka dots! This is a great card, I love the effect you got with the poppin pastels!

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  4. I love your style. Nice job. I am like you... love my ribbon

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  5. Love the polka dots! This card is so sweet! Makes me wish I had that stamp set!

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