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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Spring Time Pastels (by Judith)

Hello everyone, I have a couple of projects from last month's TV shows to share with you today. My projects feature a selection of the Spring stamps, using a mixture of techniques, so hopefully I can give you lots of inspiration in just a few minutes!

For my first project, I created a background using Pan Pastels on a piece of smooth white card. I used  shades of yellow and orange and added a hint of Plum Pan Pastel around the edges. Using Versamark Ink, I stamped the butterfly flourish image randomly over the background, and dusted Pan Pastels over the top to complete the background.

I die cut a rectangular panel and stamped the two butterflies from the butterfly flourish image onto the panel before masking them. I then stamped the lovely large flower image from the Breath of Spring stamp set, and also masked this image. I added Pan Pastels, using a selection of yellow and orange colours to create an ombre background, starting with the lightest colour at the top, graduating down to the darkest colour at the bottom. I removed the masks, and coloured the images with pencils, before adhering both panels to a large white card blank.

To create my second project, I covered a large Tando Tag with a piece of watercolour paper that I had coloured myself with Distress Ink, using pale pink and green inks. I stamped some foliage over the background to give a feeling of depth using the same pale green ink, using an image from the Spring Foliage stamp set. I edged the tag with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, and stamped the pretty bird image from the Spring Bird Crocus stamp set onto the tag. I added a sentiment from the Glorious Spring stamp set. I coloured the images with pencils, as before. To get my ribbon to match perfectly, I took some pale cream ribbon, and ran it through some Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and water that I had placed onto my craft mat. I simply dried the ribbon with my heat gun, and ironed it on a low setting.

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


  1. Absolutely gorgeous makes Judith, your colours on your card are glorious, and it's beautifully designed. Love your tag with the little bird, wonderful background stamping on both, Kate x

  2. Love your card, beautiful colouring.

  3. Both beautiful creations Judith with such pretty and bright colours of the topper with the slightly more muted shades of the background of the card is gorgeous, and then the tag with the sweet little bird and delightful softly inked background. x

  4. Adorable both your projects!! The first one blows me up, such a delight!

  5. Beautiful card. Love the colours and the background.

  6. Both beautiful, but the tag is my favorite; looks so delicate!

  7. Two gorgious card , I love these colours and images a lot!!!

    Have fun!


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