Friday, April 10, 2015

Got Pan Pastels??

I recently attended a stamp show and not only did stamps catch my eye but also a product called Pan Pastels. I really liked learning how to use it with VersaMark so I am excited to share the technique with you. 

I made two cards and this is one of them. Follow along to see how I created this quick and easy card.

 Here are the main products I used to create this cute little card. My card base was 8x4. I folded it in half to give me a 4x4 card. I used a double mat with the kraft colored card stock cut at 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 and the white card stock cut at 3 x 3.

 I inked up my CTMH "In the Background" stamp with VersaMark. 

 I decided to stamp the image at an angle along the bottom of the mat. 

 Next step is to take the pan pastel and go over the VersaMark. I used this sponge applicator that made it so easy. The pastel adhered to the area of the card stock with the VersaMark on it. 

 Here is a snap shot of the mat once the Pan Pastel was applied to the entire VersaMark surface. 

 I really liked the "smile" sentiment from the CTMH "Paper Bird" hostesses reward stamp set. I added the sentiment in black ink. 

 Here is a finished look at the mat. 

 I added my mat to the Kraft card stock mat which I had already attached to the center of my card base. (See finished card above and below)

 I decided to make another card but this time focusing on Graduation using the CTMH "Diploma Day" stamp set. In this example I used the coarse black/metallic Pan Pastel. It had chips of glitter in it. This one I applied the pastel to the entire card base. I really like how the sentiment stood out even though I covered the entire card. 

 Here is the finished graduation card. I love pink so I decided to stamp the cap in Pixie ink and pop it up with 3-D foam tape. I added a few sparkles to add flair. 

This is the finished first card and I love the simplicity. I added a few sequins to spice it up. I sprayed each card with glitter dust.

Do you have Pan Pastels and if so how have you used it? Share your techniques in the comment section. 

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!! ~ Shalana 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop

2015 Seasonal Expression 2 Blog Hop:

You are going to LOVE the contents of our NEWLY released Seasonal Expressions 2 that made its' debut on April 1st! You can view the online version by clicking here but it is best to get one in your hands.  More importantly, you will LOVE the product even more when you see it in person!  

If you are coming from Pam E.'s Blog you are on the right track.  You will also find a complete listing of participants by clicking here.

Here is a fun layout of my daughter posing after I finished doing her hair one day :-)
 I used a variety of products from the Seasonal Expressions 2 to make this scrapbook layout including the design from pg 27. I started with the featured paper packet "Blossom. I absolutely love the color palette. For stamp sets I used the Hostess Reward stamp set "Paper Bird" and the Operation Smile stamp set "Happy Everything". I can't get enough of using sequins and we now have "Oceanside & Coral Reef"to match the Blossom color palette.

 I cut the dragon fly from the CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cart. 

 How cute is this "Love this photo" from the new "Boardwalk washi"!! 

 Close up of the "Happy Everything" sentiment stamped in a combination of Pear and Lagoon ink. 

Here is another look at the "Boardwalk Washi" and "Carnival" washi!! 

Let me know which brand new product is on the top of your list today by leaving a comment.  I would love to hear from you!

Now, head on over to Maureen's blog where you are bound to find something adorable to add to your list.

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!