Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Clean and Simple Mixed Bunch Poppin' Pastels

At our SUperFriends team meeting in December, I challenged my friends and team members to create a card on the spot using some pieces of card stock that I had purchased in a "grab bag" when Stampin' Up! had that fun promotion last fall.  These were pieces that had been part of a Simply Sent kit -- a Crumb Cake card base plus some smaller pieces of More Mustard, Real Red and Old Olive card stock.  We combined that challenge with trying out a new technique -- Poppin' Pastels, with a new stamp set -- the Mixed Bunch set from the Occasions Mini.  We also used the new Blossom Punch, which coordinates perfectly with the Mixed Bunch stamp set.  

For those who haven't tried Poppin' Pastels before, this is a very fun technique!  You simply stamp your image in Versamark, then use a sponge or applicator to pick up a pastel color and rub it onto the Versamark.  The Versamark catches the color and holds it.  

Here's the card I created:

Here's a close view of the flower:

I used Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, and Old Olive Pastels to color the flower.  To color the jewel rhinestone in the center, I used a green permanent marker.

The greeting is from the new Apothecary Labels stamp set.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

- Michelle


Jana Weaver said...

beautiful card!! such a fun technique - and a great challenge for your team!

Anonymous said...

Have this set, but haven't used it yet. Thanks for the inspiration, Michelle!