Nov 30 2010

Just Believe

Wow…bad blogger, huh?  Sorry it has been a couple days.  Things always get crazy here during the holidays as I try to wrap up final classes for the year, decorate the house, and prepare for holiday parties!  And…I've run out of projects that are finished to post about!  So…I really need to be working on some things.  It has been over a week since I stamped, and I'm definitely feeling the withdrawal!

 

So…here is a quick and easy card.  it uses a technique that I showed my Technique Class a few months ago, Pulled Pastels.  This one has been around for a LONG while, but now that Stampin' Up! has the Pastels in all the NEW colors available, I thought it was time to show it!  The photo doesn't show it as pretty as it is in real life!

 

 

I started with a base of Not Quite Navy and layered on Peach Parfait that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Folder.  Then I cut the Top Note from Pear Pizzazz and angled it on the front of the card.

 

I used a piece of Basic Black cardstock and rubbed the Pastel Chalks in the colors of Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie and Not Quite Navy over it with sponge daubers…using the darker coordinating colors matched up better with the lighter cardstock colors.  I inked up the floral stamp from Stampin' Up!'s Just Believe stamp set with VersaMark ink and stamped on the chalked cardstock.  The VersaMark "pulls" the chalk colors off and leaves the black silhouette!  I sealed it with some Matte spray so the chalks didn't rub off.

 

Finally, I stamped the greeting in Basic Black Classic Ink on Not Quite Navy, then punched with the 1 3/4 Circle Punch and popped it up on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Very easy card, but shows off a REALLY neat technique!

 

Hoping you do some INKspired Treasures today!


One Person has left comments on this post

Dec 2, 2010 - 07:12:21

Haven't even heard of this technique … so I must have my head in the sand somewhere! Thanks for sharing … I am keen to try it out! I'm sure the pic doesn't do it justice! Hugs xxaxx