When you start stamping you need to have everything and if youre like me one of the first things you’ll probaby buy are Stampin’ Pastels.  There are just so many things you can do with them and they always give that ‘wow’.

One of the first Techniques I learnt was the ‘Poppin Pastels’ and I think its good to revisit those old techniques as there is usually someone at a workshop or class who is new to stamping and have never seen it before. When I joined Stampin Up in 2006 I got the Pastels in my kit and with the new colour renovation I decided that it would be nice if Santa gave me a new set for Christmas – I must have been good cos thats exactly what he did!

I did a class at my Aunt’s house last week and we did a card using this technique.

The Razzle Dazzle image is done using  the Poppin Pastels Technique in Baja Breeze and Soft Suede.  You simply stamp the image in Versamark and then sponge the colours over the image and the Versamark actually soaks in the chalk.

Now I will warn you that if you live in Australia and you do this on a hot humid summer day the Versamark tends to dry alot quicker than normal – especially if you have fans blowing around you!

This is a very quick and simple card and you can place any sentiment you like.  I thought the soft muted tones of the Razzle Dazzle image worked well with a sympathy or  thinking of you card.  I just finished off my card by tying a piece of Marina Mist 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon. Easy Queasy card 🙂

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  1. Oooooo, I’m off to a stamp camp in a fortnight – must take along my pastels and “play” – thanks for sharing! Oops, nearly forgot to say that I, too, like the card – that combination of colours is just lovely.

  2. I have never tried this techy at all Leonie…altho I know it is in my gunna file somewhere…LOL!! It gives such a soft and subtle technique and your crd is beautiful. (Sorry it took so long to reply to this post!!)

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