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Sunday 26 February 2012

Use Ribbon at PanPastel UK

Hi again, my second post today and this morning card is my DT project for PanPastel UK where our theme is 'Use Ribbon', I think we all love to add some ribbon to our projects so it should be a nice easy one this week. My card is very camera shy, which is a shame as I love this technique!!

Its a very quick and easy background made by applying white PanPastel to white card and then blending in Ultramarine Blue PanPastel with a large Sofft sponge. I used stamps from Chocolate Baroque 'Texture  Fragments', stamped with versamark and embossed with clear sparkle embossing powder.  I then added a little more blue PanPastel over the embossing, you'd think it would create a resist but it doesn't, the embossed images seem to initensify when you apply the PanPastel and the contrast between the velvety matt PP and the sparkly EP is so pretty. You can see it a little better in this pic

I loved the background so much I didn't want to cover it up lol so I just added some lace from my stash and coloured some seam binding with Ultramarine blue PanPastel . I used a gorgeous postage sentiment from Whimsy Stamps, I love these as they have a coordinating die to cut them out and they are soooooo cute! To finish off i've added some sparkly pins from Crafty Boots and some little AB gem flowers to pick out the flowers in the background. I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Cards and more: glisten and sparkle
Crafty Catz: something beginning with B (blue and bling)
Little Miss Muffet: Fancy or Lacey
Paper Shelter: add a sentiment
Rogue Redhead Designs: Use a stamped background
Whimsy Inspiration:  monochromatic

Don't forget you don't have to use PanPastels to enter our challenge although of course we love it if you do. Our lucky winner will receive a fab prize from our generous sponsor Berni from Your Creativity Store

Thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. Fantastic Claire, i reall must get some PP
    and have a go, your cards are fabby
    Hugs jennie

  2. Such a pretty card Claire and a gorgeous shade of PP. Love the techniques and stamps you have used.
    Have a great Sunday.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  3. So the PP applied to the clear sparkly embossing picked up the blue more? a resist in adding PP to versamark? And it still sparkles! I love your background too Claire, I'm glad you didn't cover it up. A gorgeous card.
    Dot x

  4. Wow, such a wonderful card, great colors and I love the shimmering effect.

  5. Really gorgeous and elegant creation Claire. Love those stamps which are on my wish list.
    Have a lovely day.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  6. This is gorgeous Claire. I'm off to Ally Pally in April and I intend to check out the Pan Pastels, your cards that you make using them are so good it makes me want to try them.

    Sue x

  7. Great card and thanks for joining us with our i spy this week at Crafty Catz

  8. Just so gorgeous and delicate. Beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at LMMS


  9. A stunning card, i always love your style. Hugs Caz

  10. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining us at cards and more.
    Hugs stine

  11. Lovely card and great techniques! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

  12. Very special card! Love the background you've created.
    Thanks for joining us at Whimsy and good luck with the challenges!

  13. Hello...ooh pretty card, glad you played along with I spy at CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

  14. Wow Claire this is just soooooo gorgeous. I have pan pastels on my wishlist, hoping for my birthday. Hugz Suzanne x

  15. Beautiful Claire very elegant and ethereal.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.
    Hugs Shirley x x


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