Friday, December 29, 2006

Pastel Greetings Galore

One of my favorite color mediums are pastels. I prefer it to watercolors and dye inks. The reasons are that there's no drying time required, no warping as in the case with watercolors, it's very blendable using a blender pen or water, and can be used both on matte and glossy cardstock. Stampin Up sells their pastels for $19.95 in all 48 colors. The picture below is a picture of the older pastel cover. The design of their product logos changed in 2004.

  • Card Instructions


    Greetings Galore stamp set
    Loving Hearts stamp set
    Antique Cracking stamp set
    White Cardstock 2 x 5"
    White cardstock to stamp the main image
    More Mustard Cardstock (Card base)
    Real Red Cardstock (to mat the background design and main design)
    Stampin Up Wave shaper scissor
    Ticket Corner Punch
    Designer ribbon
    Real red, garden green, more mustard, and black dye ink
    Blender pen
    1/8" hole punch
    Designer ribbon
    Foam tape

  • Instructions
  • Rubber stamp the card base using the Antique Cracking stamp using More Mustard dye ink.
    Set the base card aside
  • Rubber stamp the white cardstock randomly with the Loving Hearts stamp set using real red and garden green dye inks
  • Mat the cardstock on to real red cardstock and cut the top and bottom edge with the wave shaper scissors.
  • Mount on to base card

  • Rubber stamp the Happy Birthday stamp from the Greetings Galore stamp set using black inl on to white matte cardstock.
  • Cut the image to the size you want
  • Color in the image by picking up the pastel colors with a blender pen.
  • Cut the right lower corner with ticket corner punch
  • Mat on to the real red cardstock about 1/8 inch wider around the image
  • Punch hole to the lower right corner and attached the eyelet
  • Punch two holes on to the upper left corner and insert the ribbons
  • Mount the completed design using foam tape to the right lower half of the card base

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