Monday, October 22, 2007

You look Marbleous!

No, the title to this post is not another one of my spelling errors. It's just meant to reference tonight's eighth and final pastels techniques card. The technique tonight is Marbled pastels background and, unfortunately, it's so subtle it's very difficult to capture in a photo. If you click on the photo itself it brings up a slightly larger image where you can (hopefully) see some of the marbling.

This technique is fabulous to use with outline stamps, like these petals from pick-a-petal, because they do not block the beauty of the background. As you can see, I left the images pretty basic. I could have done a better job lining up the sentiment and at class I will have a stamp-a-ma-jig handy for the students, but tonight speed was of the essence.

Stamps: Pick a Petal, Amazing to Zany
Card Stock: Cameo Coral, Not Quite navy, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Cameo Coral
Accessories: spiral punch, 1/2" hole punch, dimensionals, stampin' pastels

If you're in the Chicagoland area and are interested in learning the different pastes techniques and making the 8 cards I featured here in the past few weeks let me know. Right now I am filling up the sessions scheduled for demonstrators, but if there is enough interest I may also offer a session or two for customers.


tyrymom29 said...

I really like the way you used the spiral punch on this card and the way you used the colors ...Great card!!

dd2njoy said...

Lovely Diane!! It is a neat idea with the spiral punch!! TFS!

Andrea said...

Ooh! Pick a Petal is on my list of sets to get - assuming it won't retire in January!