Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pulled Pastels Tutorial

Last week, my friend Lisa hosted a workshop with me. I always feel challenged to show this group of veteran stampers something that they haven't seen before. And I was thrilled when I succeeded! Ironically, the card that we made was based off a swap card from my upline Kim Peck...from January 2004!! So this technique is nothing NEW, but it's stunning nonetheless. I love bringing new life to old techniques and old projects!

The card uses the Lovely As a Tree stamp set. Do you own this one? I think it's the oldest set in the catalog. I got it in my Demonstrator Starter Kit way back in 2002. I love that you can customize the Starter Kit with the stamp sets and colors of your choice. And when you sign up to be a demonstrator in October 2011, you'll not only get the customize your Starter Kit, you'll also get a FREE BIG SHOT!! (Or $100 in free product) Will you choose Lovely As a Tree in your kit?

The technique I used on this card is called Pulled Pastels. It's a great one to demonstrate at a workshop because you don't need a lot of "stuff" to make it. All you need is Stampin' Pastels and a Versamark pad. First, use cotton balls to spread different color chalks from the Stampin' Pastels (I used Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke, and More Mustard) all over dark cardstock. (I used Night of Navy cardstock.)

Then, stamp your image in Versamark ink over the chalked cardstock. The Versamark ink will pull the chalks off the cardstock where you stamp.

Stampin Up! Supplies: Lovely as a Tree, Sweetly Said, Versamark ink pad, Night of Navy ink & cardstock, Perfect Plum cardtock, Crumb Cake cardstock, Stampin' Pastels

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