Spring Wagon

Recently, I made some clean and simple cards that used Wagon Full of Fun for my main images, and they were colored in with a SU blender pen and Stampin Pastels. Stampin Pastels are chalks that come in all of our standard colors, and are held together in a flat, easy-to-store container for just under $25 - you can't beat that! Truly, it's a very economical, versatile, and useful product. Instead of using the included sponge applicators to color - which gives a soft, pastel coloring to your projects - I chose to use the blender pen. This technique results in a darker, more pronounced coloring. Simply touch the tip of the blender pen on the corner of an individual chalk block to pick up some color, and off you go! When you are done with that color, just clean off your blender pen tip by scribbling on some scratch paper until the color is gone, then pick a different color to use. Easy-peasy, and oh-so-pretty!!
I used the masking technique to make the flowerpot and cupcake look like they are inside the wagon. Stamp the wagon on a post-it note and trim around the top edge of the wagon. After stamping your wagon on your card block, use the post-it to cover the wagon, then stamp your other image just above the wagon. Remove the post-it and ta-da - your image looks like it's sitting in the wagon. How cute! :)
The sentiments were stamped, punched out, and layered. I assembled the cards together and finished them by using a 2-way glue pen and sprinking Dazzlin Diamonds on the images.
Have a super Saturday, everyone... see you next time!
Stamps - Wagon Full of Fun, Sentiments are from Thoughts and Prayers, Voila
Paper - Lavendar Lace, Old Olive, white
Ink - black
Accessories - Stampin Pastels, blender pen, Scallop and Circle Punches, Dazzlin Diamonds glitter, 2 way pen


Anonymous said...

These cards are adorable. Great way to showcase the pastels!!! Love the colors you used!

Beth said...

These are wonderful! I really struggle with clean & simple, but these are perfect and your coloring is wonderful! I think my blender pen must be broken because I sure can't color like that.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

The chalks were a great choice! I love the CAS idea and the cards are so fun! Thanks for the masking tip, too!

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