Peachy Pastels

Hey Y’all, 

I want to share a technique with you today using one of my FAVORITE sets ever, Peach Blossom(SS-042).  I am pairing this set with our Pan Pastels for my card today.  Earlier this week Richard Garay, our FSJ founder, did a tutorial using our Pan Pastels.  This is my take on his technique.   I love the ombre look that you can so easily get using our Pan Pastels. I joined the Watercooler Wednesday Blog Feminine challenge this week. 


 I used the masking technique for my peach blossom and the space for my sentiment.  From the Party Pop Pan Pastels, I used Candy Apple and Citrus Cooler to color my images after I stamped the entire card front. Our Pan Pastels blend so beautifully!!!I used our Black Licorice Fusion Ink to stamp my images.  I LOVE our black ink.  It is the AWESOME, and this month you can get it at a 20% discount.The sentiment comes from our Embroidered Greetings stamp set.

I began in the bottom right hand corner applying the Citrus Cooler Pan Pastel in circular motions. I applied less pastel as I moved up the card, to achieve the ombre look.

After I had the amount of Citrus Cooler I liked, I began in the same way with the Candy Apple Pan Pastel.

After my colors were the way I liked, I used an eraser to take color off of my images.  *If you take too much color away, you can add more Pan Pastels back on. If you color out side the line…you can erase.  ๐Ÿ™‚ When the colors on my card was the way I liked, I sprayed the front with a cheap aerosol hair spray to set the colors.

…and here is the finished card. Gold Fashion dots, Gold Silk, and Black Licorice Twine were used to finish the card.


The card below is the first card I did using this technique… I used only the Candy Apple Pan Pastel to color this one. I also left some of the very pale color on the images.  I kinda like the pale pink. I also used the Silver Silk,  our Fashion Silver dots, and Black Licorice Twine to finish the card. 

                             Dear Rose

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Happy Stamping,

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10 Responses to “Peachy Pastels”

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  1. Cherie says:

    Great card Char! Love it. I love Richard’s tutorials

  2. Heidi Weaver says:

    Hi Char, what a wonderful creation! I love the way you’ve used those pastels on your stamped images and explained how you can erase some of the colour. Great technique and so very beautifully done. I love the ombre effect of the background. Great call using that Black Licorice twine. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  3. Excellent colouring and masking technique Char, and I like how you removed some of the colour with an eraser. Great tip. You’ve really brought that ombre look to the whole card. Thanks for sharing at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week.

  4. Kath Ricks says:

    Wonderful technique!Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!

  5. Libby says:

    Nicely done Char! Love the coloring! Thanks for playing along with Watercooler Wednesday and Gail’s Feminine Anything Goes Challenge this week!

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