Delicate Dahlias & Soft Pastels

Delicate Dahlias is a stamp set that you can get for free with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration.  It is a beautiful stamp set that has outline stamps and DisINKtive stamps included.  DisINKtive stamps are patented by Stampin’ Up!® and create different opacities with just one stamp. They are truly gorgeous!

Stampin’ Up!® came out with a new set of Soft Pastels this year and these work great with DisINKtive stamps and Versamark.  You just have to ink up a stamp with Versamark on cardstock and use Stampin’ Up!® Sponges to add color from the Soft Pastels.  I used my Take Your Pick Tool to scrap off some of the chalk onto a piece of waxed paper, picked some up of the Soft Pastel Dust with a sponges and lightly dabbed the Versamark image.   I used a 8.5″ x 5.5″ piece of Basic White cardstock and Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight and Mossy Meadow Soft Pastels.  When I was done I cut it in half to make two cards.

Stampin Up Delicate Dahlias

Aren’t they just beautiful?  The images are so soft but really show the opacity of the DisINKtive stamps.

After I cut them in half I stamped the sentiments in Evening Evergreen ink and cut them out using the Layering Circles Dies.  Lastly I added a piece of Evening Evergreen 3/8″ Chevron Weave Ribbon.

Below is a PDF showing you lots of different ways to use your Soft Pastels.  I am not sure who wrote this PDF but thank you for doing it!

Soft Pastels PDF

Remember that Sale-a-bration goes through he month of September.  There are a lot of great products that you can get for free with a qualifying order.  There are stamps, such as the beautiful Delicate Dahlias, Designer Series Paper, and dies!  There is no limit to how many free items you can earn!



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Seascape & Soft Pastels

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.

Stampin Up Seascape

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.

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