Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Inexperienced Pastel User Alert

Today's card is brought to you by my lack of knowledge/experience with pastels.

With becoming a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I found you get quite a few perks.  Besides the extra income, my starter kit is one of the best perks of all!  I was able to pick out some adorable stamp sets and increase my stampin' supplies as well. 

One of the supplies included in that lovely kit is the Stampin' Up Pastels.  I've never stamped using pastels, and I was a little worried that I would fail...horribly fail...but...I don't think I failed at all!!  I read up on how to use the pastels with Versa Mark Ink and tested things out.  After playing for a bit, here is the card I created.

Yes, I will fully admit I am addicted to the Top Note Die AND the Inspired By Nature stamp set.  Totally addicted....and I don't care...

I know there must be additional ways to use the pastels, and I fully intend to pursue those techniques as well.

I love the rustic nature of how it all turned out too.  Yeah me in learning a new technique.  Go Team Julie!  hehe.

Happy Stampin!

Products Used:  SU Pastels, Chocolate Chip Card Stock, Regal Rose Ribbon, Inspired by Nature Stamp Set, Chocolate Chip Ink Pad, Versa Mark Ink Pad, Silver Brads, Scallop Oval Punch, Top Note Bigz Die


  1. Thanks for the Good Morning Laugh segment of my day! Your title for the card is soooooo funny. I think you did a great job with the pastels and I am now more than ever going to purchase this stamp set. I've been toying with the idea FOR A YEAR now! Thanks for blessing my day! :)

  2. Yeah Team did a great job with this technique and your card turned out fantastic. Nice job.

  3. This card is great. If you didn't say you had not used pastels before I would have never guess. I also think it turned out amazing. :-)

  4. Gorgeous card!! Looks like you've done it before!!


  5. Great job! I haven't try that yet either.

  6. YOU ROCKED IT!!! I could help but laugh at the title. Your card turned out beautiful. I have been trying to learn that technique too. I have a great idea, why don't you post a video technique for pastel challenged like myself ;)


  7. Beautiful card Julie, way to use those pastels!! I am following you now from the SC thread so I will be back often - I hope to see you at my blog :-) *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  8. Your card sure doesn't look like someone inexperienced created it. I love it. Hope you follow me at my blog.

  9. You did very well with your pastels, that's a very pretty card.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Kim - a new follower

  10. Very pretty card you did a great job tfs