Monday, September 3, 2007

Poppin' Pastels! Colors appear right before your eyes!

Happy Labor Day! I always hate to see summer end, BUT then again the kids return to school tomorrow so maybe the end of summer isn't that bad afterall! And perhaps this fall-themed card will help us ease into the fall season.

This card is another one we did at August stamp club. I love the Poppin' Pastels technique. The name will make sense as soon as you see this technique done. It is like magic with colors poppin' forth right before your eyes.

It is a super easy technique. In this card, the edges of a strip of Natural Ivory card stock were torn. Then the acorn and leaves images from the All through the Year stamp set were stamped on the Natural Ivory in Versamark ink. The images are barely visible in the Versamark Ink but here is where the "magic" occurs. Using the Sponge Daubers, you pick up a little chalk color from the Set of Pastels. Rub various chalk colors over the versamark images. The colors just "pop" as the sticky versamark ink picks up and holds onto the chalk pastels. After rubbing the pastels over the stamped images, you can take a tissue or cotton ball and rub over the whole area to remove stray chalk from the uninked portions of the card stock. The versamark images remain nicely colored. This is a fast and fun way to apply vibrant color to stamped images.

The More Mustard base of the card was stamped in More Mustard ink with the Linen background stamp to give a subtle textured look to the base. "Autumn" from the Season by Season set was stamped in Chocolate Chip classic ink. The Natural Ivory was layered on torn Chocolate Chip card stock. Chocolate Chip Tafetta ribbon was strung through Double Circle Punched holes and tied in a bow.


1 comment:

Joan said...

I love what you did with this. It is so lovely.