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Use Soft Pastels to add color to your embossing folders! Read on for details on this technique.

Expand your coloring repertoire with the Soft Pastels Assortment! These easy-to-use chalk pastels work with a variety of coloring tools like Stampin’ Up!’s Sponge Daubers, Blending Brushes, and Water Painters. Try scribbling a pastel chalk on a scrap piece of paper to create chalk dust, then use Water Painters to create your very own watercolor paints!

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base Petal Pink 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
Inside Layer Very Vanilla 4” x 5 ¼”
Front Layer Inked Botanicals Designer Series Paper 4” x 5 ¼”
Very Vanilla 3 ½” x 4 ¾”, rolled through Leaf Fall 3D Embossing folder (paper on the diagonal)
Petal Pink bow (RIbbon Duo Pack)
Brass Butterfly Gem
Optional: Extra DSP scrap to add a little splash of color to the inside of the card


Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Cut Card Base Petal Pink 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score at 4 ¼”. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Cut Inside Layer Very Vanilla 4” x 5 ¼”. Adhere to inside.
  4. Cut Front Layer Inked Botanicals Designer Series Paper 4” x 5 ¼”. Adhere centered to front of card.
  5. Cut Very Vanilla 3 ½” x 4 ¾”, and roll through Leaf Fall 3D Embossing folder (paper on the diagonal)
  6. Use side of pastel stick to add color. Going from top right to bottom left, add a section of Coastal Cabana in the upper right. DO NOT rub in, let it set on top of the embossed image. Add a section of Daffodil Delight down the center. Add a small amount of Poppy Parade in the bottom left corner. Again, DO NOT rub in. Let the pastels set on top of the embossed image.
  7. Take your layer outside, and cover the bottom right on the diagonal. Apply a light spray of Krylon Fixatif across the pastel areas. Let dry.
  8. Take card back inside. Stamp sentiment in Pretty Peacock. Adhere a little butterfly.
  9. Add layer to card front, centered, with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  10. Tie a cute little bow and add it to the bottom left corner.
  11. Decorate your envelope.
  12. Pretty!! Now send it to someone special.

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