Friday, 30 April 2010


This idea came to me whilst I was kept awake by my cough, wheeze, cough, routine. I kept thinking of a childhood toy I had, I am sure you can still get them and many of you have had them.

One of those plastic puzzles made up of sliding tile pieces that fit into a kind of tray. Do you remember them?

Well this card is based on that. I used my Stampin' Pastels with this card and adopted the Poppin' Pastel technique. I stamped my image with Versa Mark ink and then used cotton wool balls to "pounce" the various pastel colours (Bold Brights) over my image. There are many, many ways in which to use your Pastels but this is by far my favourite!

Click on the image for a closer look.

Note to self; change your trimmer blade!!

Cardstock: Yoyo Yellow, Basic Black, Whisper White and Only Orange
Ink: Versa Mark and Basic Black
Stamp sets: Sincere Salutations and Its Beautiful Wheel
Accessories: Whisper White 1/4" Grosgain Ribbon 
Non Stampin' Up!: Button

Ta Ta for now



Jamie said...

Gorgeous card! Must try that technique x

Loraine Arderne said...

Such a pretty card Alex. Get better soon - you've been sick for far too long now.

val said...

what a beautiful card.x

Crafting Clare said...

This is a great idea! I loved those little puzzles when I was a child.