Wednesday, 5 August 2009

A word in your shell-like

I’d completely forgotten about this card, which I made a few weeks ago. I love this stamp set but sometimes there just isn’t time to colour in the beautiful images, so I tried the Poppin’ Pastels technique to see what it would look like. And I really like it – I stamped the image in Versamark, then just dab, dab, dabbed some Creamy Caramel and Cameo Coral chalk on top ... maybe even a touch of Close to Cocoa in the darker areas, I can’t remember. I chalked around the edges of the cardstock too, with Creamy Caramel; this shows you the difference between chalk on Versamark and chalk on plain cardstock – the Versamark really makes it pop.

The Cameo Coral cardstock layer is punched with the scallop edge punch. Sad to say, I can’t remember how I got the corner so neat – I’ve just nipped off to have a try and couldn’t do it again! Will have to work on that...

The Chocolate Chip strip down the left hand side of the card is simply stamped with Versamark. This shows the most common use of this versatile ink pad. It creams a watermark on any colour cardstock (except white or cream).

So the only coloured ink on this card is the greeting, stamped in Cameo Coral on a strip of Whisper White, with the edge curled slightly, to contribute to the overall shabby look.

Stamps: Seaside, Soft Summer
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Cameo Coral
Ink: Versamark, Cameo Coral
Accessories: Stampin’ Pastels, Scallop Edge punch

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  1. Beautiful layout to showcase this gorgeous shell!! Fabulous colors!!

  2. This is very pretty! I love the softness of it and the colors are gorgeous.

  3. helen...this is beautiful.. i love the offset image on the scallop


  4. Beautiful!!! Wow - that stamp is gorgeous


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