Friday, 3 September 2021

Shimmery pearl pastels


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and JoAnn has chosen pastel colours only as the theme.

My team mates and our party guest Jenny have some wonderful inspiration for you, all of the details are on the blog.
Of course, you can always play along with the anything goes birthday option too!

Just realized I've used a black base with my pastels! Wanted them to pop a bit though :)

I inked up some cardstock with oxides, splashed on some water and dried it thoroughly before stamping the background with versamark ink.

I embossed it and the sentiment with white pearl powder. Lots of pearly sheen, here's a closer look.

The butterfly was stamped on a scrap of card that had been painted with opal paints, clear embossed and fussy cut.
It changes colour depending on the light. Looks more pastel at this angle!

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday, glimmer and sparkle
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, stamp it in September
Hero Arts large flower background stamp; versafine ink and Wow fine detail white pearl ep;
oxide inks in spun sugar, wilted violet and tumbled glass; Memory Box cocoa bean butterfly stamp; Art Alchemy opal magic paints;
Creative Expressions stacked happy birthday die.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Mac Mable said...

What a pretty pastel card and a beautiful effect with the pearl powder embossing Cathy x.

Nancy said...

Lovely as usual! I love that you captured the shimmer for us to see! Take care!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the color combo you did! Looks nice with all the shimmer going on~

Barbara said...

Wow I adore the beautiful background for the butterfly. This effect is so elegant and classy!

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous background, Cathy!

Cat Craig said...

What a lovely background you have created for your sweet butterfly, Cathy. The shimmer is fab.

JulieP said...

The sheen really gives this just the perfect "extra" to the blended background! Beautiful Cathy!

Colleen said...

You can't go wrong with a butterfly birthday card and your pastel background as well as the butterfly are stunning!

roffeycreations said...

Background is just stunning - love it! Mxxx

Ashwini Rao said...

No one said you can't combine pastels with black! I think it looks great for that! And I love the look of those subtle sheen of the sentiment and the beautiful background. That looks absolutely lovely with the pastels! I gotta remember this pairing the next time I use pastels!

Glenda J said...

That background is magical! That pearl embossing powder is perfect with those blended colours and floral stamp. Gorgeous card.