Poppin’ Wisteria Wishes
One of the first techniques I learned as a new stamper was “Poppin’ Pastels.” There’s probably a new name for it now, but that’s what we called it way back then. It’s a super fun technique, especially if you’re crafting with children. It’s a lot like “magic pictures.” You stamp a fairly solid image on Basic White or Very Vanilla Cardstock with VersaMark Ink, then use chalk to reveal the image. It’s easy, and so fun to watch eyes light up as the image is revealed.
This is the card I made last week.
For this card, I adhered a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of the beautiful Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper (DSP) to a 4″ x 5″ piece of Fresh Freesia Cardstock. I stamped the sentiment, from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink at the top of the card. Whenever I’m stamping directly onto a card and not on a separate piece of card stock that will be punched or die-cut, I use my Stamparatus to avoid partially stamped images. I also “practice” by placing a thin, non-porous, transparent material over the paper I’ll be stamping on. By stamping on this first, I can see if my sentiment is straight or if I have the correct placement, and I can clean the ink off the transparent piece and use it again. This can be the backing for our photopolymer stamps, a window sheet, thin plastic, or even our Silicone Craft Sheet. I know this isn’t transparent, but it’s translucent, so it works ok.
On a separate piece of Basic White Cardstock, I Stamped the branch and blossoms from the Wisteria Wishes Stamp Set in Versamark Ink. Using the spatula attachment on my Take Your Pick Tool and the Soft Stampin’ Pastels, I scraped a little Gorgeous Grape and a little Granny Apple Green onto my Silicone Craft Sheet.
To pick up the pastels from the craft sheet, I used Sponge Daubers, but you can use Stampin’ Sponges, Stampin’ Blends, Blender Pen, or even Q-tips or makeup applicators for small sections.
Using the Wisteria Dies, I die-cut the pieces and layered them to the DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals. If you order the Wisteria Wishes Bundle, you’ll get the Wisteria Wishes Stamp Set, Wisteria Dies, and a 10% discount over the price of the individual products! The DSP and Fresh Freesia layers are adhered to a Granny Apple Green card base.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!