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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Pastel Hearts

Hello everyone, this week, it is my turn to provide a bit of inspiration for the current colour challenge over on the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog. This month's colour swatch is actually based on a card that I made originally, so I should be right at home with the colours!

I decided to use an image from the Harlequin Rose stamp set, stamping the image all over a piece of kraft card, using Versamark Ink. I gently rubbed a variety of Pan Pastels over the background, blending them together where they met.

I stamped the heart image onto a spare piece of kraft card, this time embossing it with an off-white embossing powder, and cutting the image out. I added more of the Pan Pastels to this heart as well. I chose some pretty ribbons to add to the background, and attached the heart, before adding a sentiment from the Words of Love stamp set, using Jet Black Archival Ink.

I used some pale lilac card as a mount for the background before adhering it to a large card blank.


Thanks for stopping by, xx


3 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Fab card, it looks so sweet and delicate! Love the pan pastel background and the detailed embossed heart that seems vellum!

Elaine said...

I would never have thought the base for this card was kraft card and I have never used Pan Pastels on kraft card, so thank you for the inspiration to try that. The delicate colours of your design are lovely and show how versatile stamps can be to give a subtle background effect as well as a delicate focal point when embossed and fussy cut. A lovely card xxx

Evelyn Browning said...

I love this image & the way you have matched the font's undulating characteristics to the acanthus leaf heart - very Morrisesque design. The focal point echoing the background yet being quite distinct creates a lovely effect especially with the white lacey ribbon reflecting those acanthus leaves. I particularly like the way the solid lilac ribbon is visible through the centre of the fussy cut heart.

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