I used a resist technique to create a matching layer with PanPastel Artists' Pastels - my new favorite medium! :o)
- Ink up large paisley frame image with VersaMark watermark ink and partially stamp on one side of card stock, sprinkle with embossing powder and heat set.
- Ink up small paisley image with VersaMark watermark ink and stamp in blank area of card stock. Repeat several times to create a random design, sprinkle with embossing powder and heat set.
- Choose two or three coordinating PanPastel colors to match design paper. Use sponge soft tool to pick up a small amount of lightest color and then spread onto card stock in a circular motion. Pick up a shade darker and apply the same way. Repeat until you get the colors you desire. Use a clean paper towel in a circular motion to remove pastel from embossed images, also to burnish the pastel into the card stock. This is my first time using the PanPastels on a finished product - I know there's much more that can be done with them. I'm starting slow. :o)
- Ink up small paisley image with gold ink and stamp onto white card stock, sprinkle with embossing powder and heat set. The gold ink and clear embossing powder together result in a soft image. Cut out using die cut.
- Chose what part of your pastel layer you want to use on your final card. Cut it down.
- Adhere all layers. Note: When I was thinking about my layout on the design paper, I purposely cut it so it would include both the bold and subtle images. The design card stock is so pretty! It is designed by Mike - that's why they coordinate so well with his stamps. ;o)
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!