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Pastels? Yes, Please


I seem to always use bright colors on my cards. Sunglass-worthy bright colors. So I thought I would give pastels a try…

I used a bunch of Hero Arts Soft Shadow Inks for these. These inks stamp beautifully. I adhered the flower directly to the card at the center but tucked small foam dots under the petals so they would stick up. I am really liking this flower since it is different from most you see…

I also created a card for the Hero Arts blog with the same look. (Head over there for more info.) This time I added stems, leaves and shading with markers. Quick and easy and one-layer…

Do you find yourself addicted to certain color palettes? I just can’t get away from the brights, so it was fun to do something a bit lighter.

Have a good week!

Below are the supplies used for this card. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EHโ€ฆ

Hero Arts Night Flower Stamp (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Etched Daisy Stamp (SSS|EH)




Hero Arts Bubble Gum Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Soft Apricot Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Green Hills Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Tide Pool Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)



Hero Arts Foliage Memento Markers (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Earth Memento Markers (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Blush Memento Markers (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Sunshine Memento Markers (SSS|EH)


Neenah White Cardstock 250 Sheets (SSS|EH)


Neenah White Cardstock 25 Sheets (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Foliage Mixed Accents (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Pool Mixed Accents (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Blush Mixed Accents (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Sunshine Mixed Accents (SSS|EH)


Tombow Stamp Runner Adhesive (SSS|EH)