Splendid Thoughts Mystery Card #2
Welcome back, Stampers! Stampin’ Up!® is doing the most fun thing in October with demonstrators in the United States. Each Wednesday, there’s a “Mystery Card” stamping event using the Splendid Thoughts Bundle from the July-December Mini Catalog. We’re sent a supply list, then we gather and create a card together. It’s so fun! You can see the first card here. And here’s the card from this week.
Isn’t that fun? We used the Soft Pastels Assortment to create the “Poppin’ Pastels” background using the Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana, and Gorgeous Grape pastels. The Basic White die-cuts are from the Splendid Stems Dies (part of the Splendid Thoughts Bundle, or you can order them separately – but you save 10% when you order the bundle). The background is layered to a slightly larger piece of Basic Black Cardstock and then to a Basic White card base.
The sentiment, also from the Splendid Thoughts Stamp Set, is stamped in VersaMark and embossed with White Powder on a Basic Black “Layering Circles” die-cut. This would also make a cute note card, don’t you think? A few Classic Matte Dots in Basic Black finish off the card.
If you’ve never done “Poppin’ Pastels,” it’s a super easy and fun technique. First, stamp an image (in this case, the “flower filler” from the Splendid Thoughts Stamp Set) on Basic White Cardstock using Versamark Ink. Next, simply scribble over the card stock using the pastels.
You can use a soft cloth, your finger, or a sponge dauber to blend the ink gently over the card stock. The image(s) you stamped with Versamark will magically appear a little darker than the rest of the background. I keep a little Swiffer cloth in my drawer to help clean up any excess residue from the pastels.
One more thing – the first time you use our Soft Pastels, you’ll want to scrape a little of the coating off the chalk. I use the “spatula” attachment with my Take Your Pick tool, but you can simply scribble on scrap paper. This way you get fewer harsh lines across your card stock and it blends much smoother.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!