Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Pretty Pastels

 

Hello Everyone!

This past Sunday was a good day to play with some of my new goodies (internet was quiet lol).  So, today I have a card to share using my new Creative Expressions 3D Embossing folder (Sue Wilson) called 'Fanciful Flowers'.

 Creative Expressions 3d Embossing Folder 5 3/4 X 7 1/2 Paisley Daisy

 I was going to just emboss on a solid color but then decided to create a pastel background before embossing.  And, to do that I did something DARING lol ... I made a pastel background using TH Distress Oxide Inks but did NOT use watercolor paper!  I know ... crazy huh!  LOL

I took my white card stock panel (not anything special) ... reached into my oxide ink sponge drawer and started sponging just what was left on the sponges onto this white panel.  Then I spritzed it with water and let it 'run' a bit.  Next I laid it down and placed a paper towel over the top ... careful NOT to move things around ... just wanted to sop up the excess water.  And THIS is how it came out ... pretty happy with that!!!

 

I actually had this Penny Black 'Birds & Banners' (51-352) banner laying on the work table so decided to use it for the front sentiment panel.  I went through my stamps and decided to make a card for a friend who has been struggling through this pandemic and used the Stampendous 'Friendly Phrases' (SSC1141) stamp set for the front & inside sentiments.

Stampendous SSC1141 Perfectly Clear Stamp, Friendly Phrases Image

 Inside view . . .


Here are a couple challenges to share in . . .

Dream Valley Challenge #243 - Pretty in Pastels
Dreaming of Scrap Challenge #89 - Pastels
The Paper Players #531 - Spring is in the Air

 

 Clever Dexter Challenge #15 - Watercolor Background
The Crafting March Challenge - Pastel Colors
There's a Stamp for That Challenge (FB) #17 - Spring or Bunnies or Shamrocks (I'm going with Spring colors)

 Well that just about does it for me today!  Here's wishing you a fabulous week ahead.
Please stay safe & healthy ... remember to wear your mask!

 As always . . .


21 comments:

  1. Fabulous, gorgeous colour and design. x

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  2. Wow, this is gorgeous. I like the soft tones and beautiful embossed background.
    Lia xx

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  3. Oh it's lovely Dar... I love the soft pastel colours! Hope you are well... It still so cold here and I am longing to be able to get out in the garden...

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  4. This is gorgeous, Darlene. Love the embossing folder that you used. Soft, gentle colors and lovely verse inside.

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  5. Oh, my, it's so soft and pretty! I could almost taste the butter mints when this came up on my screen. Love it!

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  6. This is so beautiful, Darlene! I love the pastel, embossed panel you created! It certainly says Spring is in the air! So happy you joined my challenge at The Paper Players this week!

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  7. So very beautiful with the soft pastel colors and the embossing. I love the sentiments too.

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  8. Love those soft colours on the beautiful embossing. It looks beautiful and all is well that ends well, using water on non-water paper. I do that sometimes too. Sometimes it works and other times ... not so much :-)
    May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more,
    and nothing but happiness, come thru your door!
    ♥ Lena

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  9. Dear Darlene
    It is so pretty. Love and gratitude
    Stay safe

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  10. that is lovely pastels for your coloring of that pretty folder, I like how you carried the colors onto the inside to frame that great greeting!

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  11. What a gorgeous card – the pastel colouring is wonderful with the embossing. Thank you for joining us this week at Dream Valley Challenge
    Sharon
    http://glittertastic.blogspot.com/

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  12. Beautiful card!
    Good luck in the challenge.
    Hugs!
    Eivor/CraftsbyEjja (DT for Stampers Delights)

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  13. Hey! Thank you so much for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge. Dexter loves your cleverly concocted creation and so do I! Hope to see you again in the next month. :) ---DT - Michelle ---

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  14. Hey! Thank you so much for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge. Dexter loves your cleverly concocted creation and so do I! Hope to see you again in the next month. I love how you made your project. - DT Coordinator Marj

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  15. Hey! Thank you so much for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge Dexter loves your cleverly concocted creation and so do I! Hope to see you again in the next month. :)
    --- DT-Lizzy---

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  16. Lovely! Thanks for joining us on our March Smart Dexter Challenge Good luck and we look forward to it! join us next month too! - DT Irene from Clever Dexter Challenge

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  17. How nicely the pastel colors and the embossed background work together. A beautiful CAS card. Well done! And thanks for joining us at Sognando Scrap for our March challenge.

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  18. Grazie per aver partecipato alla nostra challenge,il tuo progetto piace molto,in bocca al lupo. Ti aspettiamo anche per il prossimo mese.Rossella dt per Clever Dexter

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  19. Thank you so much for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge!
    Your project is so cute!
    Hope see you again in the next month :-*
    - DT Roberta

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  20. Love the muted colours of the background!
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Dexter Challenge!
    Susan
    DT for Clever Dexter Challenge
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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  21. Gorgeous card! love the soft colors you used for your background. Thank you for joining us at the Clever Dexter Challenge!

    Monica-DT

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