Monday, May 20, 2013


It's time to post another DT inspiration project for the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog, this one for Challenge #6 - Color My World! We want to see your projects created with either pastels or primary colors, not both! We're being sponsored by the awesome Fred, She Said! Tracey-Lynn is giving the winner a $10 gift certificate to her store! Woo-hoo! She's got some fabulous digital images and now carries cutting files! Come play with us! You could be the lucky winner!

I am really excited to share this project with you! I did the shadow stamping technique using Martha Stewart pastel inks (lavender, peach, green, blue and pink) and a flower stamp from the Gina K Designs Natures Greetings stamp set. I masked each color flower as I stamped the next. I spritzed a handmade Perfect Pearls mist (white Perfect Pearl powder and water in a mini mister) over the stamped flowers which created a beautiful white shimmer when it dried. The really cool thing about using these inks is the watercolor-like effect achieved when the flowers were misted and the ink ran a bit. I hit the misted piece with the heat tool to speed up the drying process, and then off-stamped each flower a second time (while masking) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I paper pieced the whole flower with baby blue and white polka dot paper, then tore the upper and lower edges of the image and matted it on some baby blue textured cardstock. I tore the upper and lower edges of the blue cardstock and adhered the panel to the card base. I stamped the sentiments on the front and inside, and finished it with three large blue gemstones in the lower left corner. Despite it's looks, it really was easy to create and looks so yummy! I wish my photos would better show the shimmer and watercolor effect!

I'd love to enter this pastel friend card into the following challenges:

  • GKD Pure Luxury white cardstock; blue textured cardstock from stash; blue and white polka dot paper from stash
  • Flower and sentiment stamps from the GKD Natures Greetings stamp set
  • Martha Stewart inks 
  • JudiKins Eclipse Mask Tape
  • Handmade Perfect Pearls mist
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Large blue gemstones

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)


  1. Lovely card. Another awesome challenge.

  2. Gorgeous. Love the colours you've used and the paper piecing looks awesome.


  3. Now that is a cool technique...Very nicely done. If you make the card bigger (zoom in) you can see the sparkle. I like it...very cool! WTG!

  4. I absolutely LOVE what you did with the flowers. You did a great job on the card. Thanks for a fantastic challenge to get me out of my box and thinking in different directions.

  5. What great techniques! Your card is so creative, love it!

  6. Leslie.. I LoVe the looks of this image!! Thanks for sharing how you did it too... as always, beautiful work girlie!! Hugs!!

  7. Your card is gorgeous Leslie!!! Love how the technique gave it a soft pastel look.

  8. Love those beautiful pastel colors. Just gorgeous.

  9. Such a lovely card! You did such a wonderful job! Thank you for playing along with us over at 365 Cards!!

  10. What a GREAT card and technique!

    Thanks for joining us at Ecletic Ellapu this challenge...
    Rina DT

  11. Gorgeous card Leslie and the flowers look great. That technique sounds sooooo difficult ... but looks totally fab!!!! Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
    Helen x (DT)

  12. this is just fabulous - thanks for joining us at whoopsi daisy this time and good luck xx

  13. Fab card. Thank you for sharing with us Eclectics this week and hope to see you in future challenges.
    Elaine aka Ellapu

  14. What a beautiful card, I love the torn edges. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week!

  15. Very pretty technique! You did a great job with all that masking. It turned out beautiful! Thanks for playing at ATSM. :)


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