Hello everyone! It is time for another BS & J Productions Stamp Off Challenge. This time our challenge was to use the Stampin’ Up!® Soft Pastels Assortment otherwise known as chalks. I have to say, this was a challenge for me. I remember have chalks a very long time ago but I rarely used them. As a matter of fact, when we moved a year ago, I threw out the old tin of them. I discovered that Splitcoast Stampers has a bunch of techniques you can use with chalk.
Here is the card I made.
I decided to use one of the Plenty Of Patterns Masks (or stencils) for my technique. It is very simple and easy to do (which everyone knows I love). I took a piece of Basic White card stock and layered a mask over it. I taped it on the sides so the mask would not love around. Then I pressed Versamark Ink all over the mask making sure it was completely covered. Then I let it dry over night.
The Soft Pastels Assortment has eight different colors in the box. I used the Night Of Navy, Granny Apple Green and Coastal Cabana chalks. The other colors in the box are Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, Mossy Meadow and Poppy Parade. I just ran the chalk over the dried Versamark ink. The chalk sticks to the ink really well. I did end up spraying it with Krylon Clear Acrylic Coating but I am not sure if that was necessary. I just didn’t want to send someone a card where their hands would get all chalky.
Next I cut out the Seahorse from the Sea Life Dies in a piece of Basic White cardstock and then again in a piece of Highland Heather. These dies coordinate with the Seascape stamp set and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle. I snipped out the three little parts that hold the Seahorse together. I backed the negative piece of the Basic White cardstock with a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock and then adhered the Highland Heather Seahorse inside it.
The sentiment is from Sweet As A Peach. I stamped it in Highland Heather ink and adhered it over the Seahorse with Stampin Dimensionals. I felt like the card needed something more so I added three of the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels and a piece of Highland Heather Grosgrain ribbon behind the Seahorse. This ribbon is just gorgeous and has just the right amount of sparkle.
By the way, today is Rob’s and my anniversary. 38 years together! It is hard to believe. Happy anniversary, Rob. I love you even more today and 38 years ago!
Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made using their Soft Pastels Assortment.
Susan that background is wonderful. The colors are so beautiful and “watery” behind the seahorse. I never would have thought to let the VersaMark dry over night?! Interesting!
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Thank you, Nan!
This is GORGEOUS, Susan! I love the layered seahorse, and your chalk technique is wonderful. Happy Anniversary to you and Rob!
Love the background! That seahorse is fabulous. Happy Anniversary to you and Rob!