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Today I am featuring these 4 great Stampin' Up! products on my blog:

STAMPIN' PASTELS, item #120962, pg 202

Sweet Floral Background stamp, #122855, pg 151

Versamark pad, #102283, pg 203

Sponge Daubers, #102892, pg 203

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For today's lovely cards, I used an old technique that I used to teach YEARS and YEARS ago, called Poppin' Pastels.  It's very simple.. .stamp your image in Versamark, apply pastels, rub and wow!!  So.. here we go..

1. Ink your image (Sweet Floral Background stamp) in Versamark ink and stamp on Whisper White cardstock:


2. Grab your Stampin' Pastels and your Sponge Daubers


3. using a Sponge Dauber, apply your lightest color first.. here I used Pink Pirouette first - POUNCE up and down all over all the flowers:

Pastel pink 1

4. next, add a darker pink, here I used Pretty in Pink - again, Pounce up and down but only where you want some darker color:

Pastel pink 2

Ya, I know.. looks messy... DON'T WORRY...

5.  add another darker pink to just little bits of the image, I used Rose Red:

Pastel pink 3

6. to blend, use the sponge dauber you used with the LIGHTEST COLOR and POUNCE up and down all over and they will all blend...

Pastel pink 4
7. Now you are ready to add some green to the stems.. follow the same method, starting with a light green and going to a darker green:

Pastel pink 5

8.  after adding a 2nd (and/or 3rd green shade) pounce to blend as above

Pastel pink 6

9. when all your color is applied, swirl lightly over the color with a cotton ball.. use one for the pinks and one for the greens - try not to swirl all over the white part of your paper... it will smear the color.
Pastel pink 7

10.. lastly... i decided I wanted to see what it looked like with a little yellow added in so I added some Daffodil Delight... .simply delightful.. don't you think????

Pastel pink 8
Here are 2 finished cards... you could do this with ANY color scheme...

Pastel sweet floral cards
Do ya like 'em???  I do!!  Now... get some pastels and have fun!

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sherrill graff

beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration Patty! Enjoy the Founder's Circle trip, you deserve the fun! Sherrill Graff


Beautiful cards -- do you need to do anything to keep the pastels from rubbing off or smearing?

Cheryl Wilcox

Beautiful cards, Patty, and thanks for the reminder on the technique! I'm adding this stamp to my next order - love it!

Mary Lou Glick

What gorgeous cards! Thanks for the details on the use of the colors!

Wanda G (stampcat)

WOWZA! I absolutely love these cards and thanks for sharing the technique photos! AWESOME! Happy Labor Day friend!

Sherry Conrad

Very pretty! I don't have this blgrd stamp because I didn't really think there was alot you could do with it. Well, I've changed my mind. Thanks for sharing.


Nancy Jo Clark

These are beautiful! Thanks for giving details on the technique.

Patti Corriere

Beautiful. This is a great explanation for the pastels. I never seem to be able to make them work for me. Will give this a try.


These are just beautiful Patty!

Deb B (Debadoo)

Sooooo pretty. Shame on you making me want this background stamp! lol

Ruth Bingle

Gorgeous!! as always....


Love it! Going to see how I can use this design for scrapbooking!!

Cindi Brandeis

Patty this is gorgeous, thanks for sharing the technique.

Shirley Kramer

I used to love this technique, but I haven't used it in a long time!! Here I go getting out the pastels......don't have this stamp yet, but it seems that I MUST have it!!

Paula M

Lovely work. I have OLD stampin' pastels - just might have to get them out anyway and play with a background stamp - I don't have many of those from SU either - hmmmm. Thanks for showing your beautiful work.


Beautiful. Thank you for the step by step demo with photos. Now this set is on my wish list.


Soooo pretty! Thanks for the inspiration! I"ll bet you got your inspiration from your flower garden :)

Mary Gunn FUNN

Really pretty - haven't done this technique in years - it is one I have to return to!


Gorgeous! The colours and the effect you achieved: stunning.

Heather Noble

chalks were the first item I bought from SU in 2006 and just wondering lately about giving them a try again and now feel inspired Patti. thankyou.

Cindy Mensing

I love this technique. I have pastels, so I will try this. Thank you.


this is beautiful... but does it smear when you are all done? do
you spray it to set it?

Sharon  Brown

Thanks for this great tip. I would never have thought to put chalk over the versamark. I started out chalking so have a supply. I'm going to give it a try.

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