Hello, These are the cards I have made as inspiration for the PanPastel UK challenge blog second challenge – New Beginnings.
For this card I began by making a basic stepper card from green holographic glitter card (I will be posting a walk-through of how to make different types of stepper card on here soon so I wont post measurements and instructions for the fold on here today)
Once my base card was made I took a piece of gold card embossed with hearts and clovers (from Payper Box) and a quickie glue pen and I covered the areas of the little clovers with glue. I then took my chromium oxide green PanPastel and a Sofft tool and dabbed the colour on to the glued areas (it is important to make sure you dab the colour as opposed to putting it on with gliding motion as the motion would smudge the glue and PanPastel across the page).
Once this was done I took some white paper, drew my clover image and then coloured it with PanPastel using first white and Hansa Yellow in the areas I wanted to highlight and then blending in the chromium oxide green (using my sofft tool to apply). Cutting it out using scissors once finished.
Next I took two small pieces of the green card and wrote my greeting on using a gold gel pen and trimmed them to the desired size and then took the gold card (now with green clovers) and measured and cut my panels sticking them in place after cutting them out.
To finish I took my clover and stuck it to the central section of the card and then stuck the first part of my greeting sticking it to the top left of my center section and the second piece sticking it to the bottom right of the central panel (both at an angle).
For this card I began with an 8″ x 8″ base card, I took a piece of 8×8 patterned card from the Trimcraft First Edition Summer Breeze pack and stuck it on to the base card.
Next I took a piece of paper and drew my mushroom house using PanPastel to colour it and drew a shape around the main part of the picture keeping it as close as I could to the spellbinders I intended to use to cut out my greetings.
Once this was done I cut out my image and then used the pieces of left over sky from the image to write my greetings on in silver gel pen, I then cut these out using the spellbinders die I had already chosen to use and then layered both the greetings and the image on to silver card to frame it. I then stuck the main image in a central position on the card and stuck both my greeting pieces across the top corners of the image. Finally I used one of my paper flowers that I made during my earlier flower making tutorial to stick to the bottom left of the card to finish it off.
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