It’s Monday, and there’s a fun sketch challenge for you at Global Design Project. Check out what our designers did with the sketch, then play along.


I am “hooked” on coloring with Soft Pastels; my new favorite coloring tool. After watching Sara Douglass, our Stampin’ Up! CEO, on Facebook Live, I picked up a new technique. 

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Soft Pastels and VersaMark


I began by stamping the image, from the Eden’s Garden Stamp Set, in VersaMark on Basic White Cardstock, 4″ X 5 1/4″.  Then, I used Sponge Daubers to pick up the powder from the Soft Pastels to blot on the VersaMark. I first tried rubbing the Sponge Dauber on the Soft Pastel, but it didn’t pick up enough color. Watching Sara, I saw how she  needed to rub the Pastel on scratch paper to get sufficient powder for coloring.

I used Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, and Coastal Cabana, in that order. This technique works well with “Distinktive” stamps. I’ll be looking for more stamp sets conducive to this technique.


The sketch gave me the idea to trim the right side of my white layer with the long Eden Die. Isn’t it pretty?


A smaller Eden Die was used to cut Thick Basic White Cardstock for the sentiment. This wonderful sentiment is from the Eden’s Garden Stamp Set; “My heart is tied to yours…tug if you need anything,” stamped in Memento Black Ink. Don’t you love it?


I snipped off the right side of the sentiment label to make it flush with the border, and attached it with Dimensionals. A few Artistry Bloom Sequins were added as a final touch.


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