Create this card using Soft Pastels and Words of Cheer Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot!

TGIF! It’s time for a product spotlight – Soft Pastels.

This card was quite a struggle.  I really liked the look of the Soft Pastels on the black, but I had a heck of a time trying to figure out how to showcase the flowers.  I had a card created last Thursday and I couldn’t get myself to post it.  I made a few updates…and although it is still not a favorite of mine, I am happy to share it with everyone. 

Have you given the Soft Pastels a try?  How did they work for you? 

TGIFC344 Soft Pastels Challenge
Create this card using Soft Pastels and Words of Cheer Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
my step by step free hootorial

Begin with a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Basic White Thick Cardstock.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.

Distress the edges of a 4 x 5 1/2 piece of Poppy Parade Cardstock with a Bone Folder or Paper Snips edge. Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

Zip a 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 piece of Basic Black Cardstock through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine tucked inside the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder.  Adhere to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Crop a piece of Basic White Cardstock with a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the 2 5/8 x 4 Stitched Rectangle Die.  

Stamp the holly leaf in Versamark Ink onto the top left corner as shown.  Cover with Black Basics Embossing Powder.  Set with a Heat Tool.  Triple wrap with Black Baker’s Twine Essentials, securing with a bow. Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the floral image in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Basic Black Cardstock.  Cover with Black Basics Embossing Powder.  Set with a Heat Tool.  Crop with the coordinating Christmas Cheer dies.  Color with the Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green Soft Pastels, rubbing away the excess with a paper towel.  Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink onto a 1/4 x 2 piece of Poppy Parade Cardstock.  Cover with Black Basics Embossing Powder.  Set with a Heat Tool. Adhere with snipped-to-size Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Add a small bow of Black Baker’s Twine Essentials to the top left of the card as shown with a Mini Glue Dot. 

Embellish with Red Rhinestone Jewels and Matte Black Dots. 

tgifc344 - Soft Pastels Spotlight with Words of Cheer Holiday Christmas Card by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot

 A few others from the TGIFC design team have added some stunning creations using Soft Pastels.  Be sure to check it out and play along!

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