Hand Stamped By Heather Wright-Porto: TECHNIQUE: Poppin' Pastels - Father's Day Card

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

TECHNIQUE: Poppin' Pastels - Father's Day Card

Noble Deer is one of my favorite "masculine" stampsets. Always a good one for Father's Day.

  • Noble Deer
  • Linen background stamp (now retired)


  • Bravo Burgundy
  • Watercolor paper
  • Chocolate pieces of paper from the Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper pack (Choc. Chip cardstock could be used instead)


  • Chocolate Chip ink (for the greeting and background on Bravo Burgundy cardstock/card front)

Stampin' Up! Accessories

  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Vintage Brads
  • handheld 1/16” circle punch
  • Aqua Painter
  • Stampin’ Pastels
  • Versa Mark Pad

Non Stampin' Up! Accessories

  • Ribbon purchased from Michael’s.


  1. Stamp the deer/tree image in Versa Mark. Then stamp on Watercolor paper.
  2. Use the sponge dauber in a brown color pastel (of your choice) over the deer image. Then use another dauber for greens (a dark green over the trees in the image, lighter green for the grass). Use another dauber for blue (for the clouds).
  3. Using that same blue, use the Aqua Painter and literally dip it into the pastel to get some color and then paint on the Watercolor paper near the clouds.
  4. You can also do the same with the brown colors for coloring the deer with the pastel with the Aqua Painter.
  5. Shake off excess powder/chalk. You can use the eraser that comes with the Stampin’ Pastels if you wish to “clean up” any of the pastels that may have gone outside the “lines”.
  6. Finish card with greeting and ribbon. Card Front has Linen stamped in Chocolate Chip over the Bravo Burgundy (very subtle).