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showmestamper 04-17-2006 06:12 AM

TLC60 - Poppin' Pastels
The technique for this week is Poppin' Pastels. It was suggested by Reneejul1. Thanks Julie! :)

Poppin' Pastels uses Versamark and Pastels. Pastels are really just chalk...high quality chalk to be sure, but chalk. So if you don't have pastels in your supply cupboard, try it with some kid chalk. :)

Ink up your stamp with Versamark. Stamp on cardstock. Lightly touch a sponge dauber, q-tip, or cotton ball into the pastel of your choice. No need to press down hard! In fact, if you press too hard, you will break the chalk piece. It is still usuable, just not so pretty sitting in the tray. After you have the applicator of choice "chalked up", press or dab it over the versamarked image. The chalk will stick to the versamark and your image will magically appear. Some chalk will stick to the cardstock too, but the image will be much more vivid. Depending on the applicator, you can get just the image, or create a kind of halo effect around the image from the excess chalk. Both looks can be fabulous.

Here's two I had in my gallery:

As always, if you have questions, please ask. If you have suggestions, please share!

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If you are new to the challenges, please feel free to do this one or ANY of the challenges at any time. There is no time limit. They are not races to see who can do one first, nor are they contests of any sort. All the challenges are simply to provide inspiration and to get us STAMPIN' !!

Have fun! :)

heart 04-17-2006 06:14 AM

THanks Beth!
THis will be fun!

pammyrn 04-17-2006 06:17 AM

Awsome challenge Beth. Here is one from my Gallery, the card was white, all colored in chalk


I can't wait to go and play. Thanks again for another great challenge.

maine_girl 04-17-2006 06:19 AM

Thanks Beth, I look forward to this one!!

rainy 04-17-2006 06:20 AM

Never tried this before. Should be fun. But first I have to go find some chalk! I'm so glad I found this challenge board. Even though I've only been stamping for a few months, I have found that I'm already in a safe little zone that I need to be pulled out of. These challenges do just that!

Gladd-lyStamping 04-17-2006 06:20 AM

As soon as I feed my kids, I am off to play. Thanks for the fun challenge - I love this technique, and it is nice and soft for spring cards! :)

qvande 04-17-2006 06:21 AM

Great challenge. Hopefully I will get to play later today, it sounds like fun.

BadSherry 04-17-2006 06:24 AM

Thanks Beth -- haven't tried this before, look forward to playing. Going to do some chores around here first then hit the stamping area!

emilymomto3boys 04-17-2006 06:31 AM

dang! I was all ready to start doing the challenges again....but I don't have pastels. I just couldn't ever get into them.....oh well! Next week!

nmslmomto3 04-17-2006 06:36 AM

Emily, you have kids, don't you have sidewalk chalks?? what about eye shadow? Both of these work.

emilymomto3boys 04-17-2006 06:40 AM

I am crackin up at the eyeshadow idea! Maybe I'll try later!

mmferg 04-17-2006 06:42 AM

Cool! I'm in...just gotta go shopping with the kids and then I will be back to stamp, stamp, stamp!!!!

Jeanne S 04-17-2006 06:45 AM

Here's a couple from last week:



cindy501 04-17-2006 06:59 AM

This is great. My demonstrator told me how to do the process but I didn't know what it is called. Here is one a did a while back using "popping pastels." Grapes-NOS.

Now I can't wait to do another card using this technique. Thanks for suggesting it.

ajcastle 04-17-2006 07:05 AM

Oooooh! I love doing poppin pastels! I have to wait until later as I have a maintenence guy coming anytime and my boys home for easter break today! But here are a couple from my gallery!

Chalkboard Sunflowers

Winter Wishes

Barbra1224 04-17-2006 07:06 AM


Originally Posted by nmslmomto3
Emily, you have kids, don't you have sidewalk chalks?? what about eye shadow? Both of these work.

Hey... I don't have pastels, but I do have sidewalk chalk and eyeshadow! Thanks for the suggestions!

Thanks for the great challenge Beth!

star 04-17-2006 07:09 AM

Hmmmm.....don't have pastels....might be able to drag up some kiddo chalk....Hope to get to play, haven't been able to for a week or so. I really appreciate all you gals who come up with the challenges and those who play them!!! It really helps my learning curve!!!

Vicky Gould 04-17-2006 07:09 AM

Thanks, Beth! I always "forget" this technique. Glad I did my running around this a.m. Breakfast dishes and I'll be back!

Jeanne S 04-17-2006 07:16 AM

The shimmery kind of eye shadow works really good for this technique :)

Julia S 04-17-2006 07:20 AM

Ooooo fun Beth! I was just thinking last week that I should bring out my pastels again...thanks for the push. As the kids are home today, it is going to be busy but hopefully I'll get some time this afternoon.:)

Pink-fish 04-17-2006 07:26 AM

Pearl Ex works too!

momtooandz 04-17-2006 07:28 AM

I just love this technique. Before I added a wide range of colours to my inks, I used this often to add colour.

Here is a card from my gallery. I made this special occasion card for my in-law's anniversary. They just loved it.

Outside (the script was chalked, then once it was dry, I Versamarked the flower over top).

Inside (All of the flowers were versamarked and then chalked. It was very time consuming! The smudges are where all of the family signed it.)

qvande 04-17-2006 07:32 AM

I've used the shimmery eye shadows before and they really look great!

bensarmom 04-17-2006 07:32 AM

Great challenge............does anyone lightly spray their card with cheap hairspray so the pastels don't rub off? I do this and either tape with temporary tape so it will lay flat or put it under something so it will dry flat. Even if you lightly spray sometimes it curls.............just a suggestion.

reneejul1 04-17-2006 07:43 AM

Here are a few from my gallery, but I will get downstairs and do some today too!
Thanks for the Gift
Thinking of You
Any Occasion Card

imastampin 04-17-2006 07:50 AM

Here is a blue one.

Blue card

maine_girl 04-17-2006 07:55 AM

Here is my attempt (and yes I do spray it with hairspray too!)

sara henton 04-17-2006 07:55 AM

Could you use regular chalk?

Wendy G 04-17-2006 07:57 AM

Oh what fun, Beth! I haven't done this one before. I don't really know why either. I have chalks but they aren't SU. My sister gave them to me a long time ago when I was scrapbooking a lot. Needless to say, since I've been introduced to SU and SCS, I have not scrapped one page. I'm way behind in that area.
I can't wait to try this out! Thanks to all for the wonderful tips! I'll have to dig around to see if I have any shimmery eyeshadow.
Be back soon...

reneejul1 04-17-2006 07:58 AM

I have never used hairspray with the stampin' pastels, and have never had a problem with them coming off the paper.

sv133 04-17-2006 08:00 AM

No time to play today but I did have this card in my stash. The pastels come in handy for newbies like me who are missing alot of colors. Plus, I bought the pastels at Michael's for only $4.99 (without a coupon) for about 48 colors.


LodiChick 04-17-2006 08:03 AM

This is one of those techniques I learned early in my stamping days but do not use often, thanks for the challenge. I got 3 new backgrounds last week and with the holiday weekend I couldn't play with them until today, so of course had to incorporate at least one.
Here is mine

stampincuzILuv2 04-17-2006 08:06 AM

Here's my first one very simple. Thanks for the challenge

querida 04-17-2006 08:06 AM

Here's something old from my gallery. I love this technique, so I'll definately try to do another one later!!!

Two Step Poppin' Pastels


Jeanne S 04-17-2006 08:09 AM

Here's mine. I had a head start over the weekend and made 10 of these for this month's Christmas Card Challenge. All I had to do was assemble them this morning. The W is done with Poppin' Pastels.


Vicky Gould 04-17-2006 08:37 AM

TLC60 - Poppin Pastels
Here's mine:


I had forgotten how easy and what a nice result you get from this technique. Thanks, Beth, for the reminder!

pebblekeeper 04-17-2006 08:48 AM


Good Morning! The boys are sleeping in this morning, so I got to play with the technique! I LOVED IT!!!! What fun. I played and played with my 2 step images. It was fun to chalk the darker lines first, then versamark the lighter stamp and color it with a lighter shade 2nd. I have had challenges with getting the 2 step where I like it. :) This is my first post. Not so much because I adore this particular card, but because I really liked the images I was creating and had to glue them together. :) Angie

GuarinoMom 04-17-2006 08:57 AM

Morning Ladies. I love this technique. I actually used this this weekend. But I have so many more cards to be made, this will be fun!
Have a great day.

ctrmom3 04-17-2006 09:16 AM

I hope to be able to play and comment on all the gorgeous cards out there later but my kids are off school this week so I don't have much time now.
Here are a couple from my gallery in the meantime.
Poppin' Blossoms
Poppin' AOL
Thanks for looking!

luvsstampinup 04-17-2006 09:23 AM

I actually need a couple of belated birthday cards, so decided to use this challenge for one of them. It is really a very simple card, but I love roses and love this stamp. TFS

Poppin Pastels:

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