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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 EH

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)