Introduction to Soft Pastels …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s Wednesday WOW Day today!! I have so much to share with you today. I will share the recording of last nights LIVE demonstration, the beautiful “finished” card and a special announcement from Stampin’ Up! … let’s do that first!

I’ve started with the basics, just showing you a few of the beginner techniques that work well with the Soft Pastels … remember, these are not chalks. Pastels are “pigments” held with a binding agent to give them their shape. Take a look at the video and then I will share the finished card with you … Sit back and relax and grab a cup of coffee.

I matted my floral design with Mossy Meadow … the coordinating color in our Pastel pallet. Then I used a piece of Sahara Sand which coordinates with my ink color, which I embossed it using the Painted Texture embossing folder

The striking colors in our flower coordinate beautifully with the Fresh Freesia Shimmery vellum that I used as my background … it’s a wow against that flower!!

The greeting comes from the Hand-Penned Stamp set and was cut from the Layering Circle dies. Our colors are layered onto our card as easily as the Soft Pastels colors are layered onto our images.

One last thing, I had to add some Wink of Stella to the flower petals … the photo above highlights the Stella and the Shimmery Vellum.

Thank you for hanging out with me today~

Have a “Wonderful Wednesday”!!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you