Innovative Designs: Ink It, Stamp It, Create It with Maggie Mathern

1 April, 2008

Poppin’ Pastels

Filed under: Tutorials — maggie mathern @ 1:32 pm

I have used this technique to create the card below.  This was inspired by a quilt cover design I have seen recently.  Inspiration is truly around us if we take the time to look/listen.

Each Day Provides


·        Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad

·        VersaMark pad

·        Sponge daubers or Sponges

·        Stampin’ Pastels


1) Stamp image.

2) Use sponge daubers or stamping sponges to apply pastel colour directly to ink.

3) Blow off any excess powder.   If you are using a 2-step stamp set, repeat this process.


You can set the pastels using a cheap aerosol hairspray, but this is not advisable for using on a scrapbook layout as it may be unsafe for your photos.

If you do use hairspray on your cards (personally I don’t), remember to hold the can approximately 30cm (12 inches) away from your project.


  1. gorgeous maggie

    Comment by kerri hunter — 5 April, 2008 @ 8:52 pm

  2. Hi Maggie,
    gorgeous card – what a great way to use this technique.
    See you in a few days 🙂

    Comment by Tina — 7 April, 2008 @ 11:40 am

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