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A Trio of Pastel Cards

Hiya! It’s Jamie and today I’m sharing a few fun pastel cards! There’s nothing like spring to make one want to bust out these soft toned hues! While not directly spring related, these cards are definitely influenced by the season. Shimelle’s Little by Little collection had so many great pastel shades!

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I started out by creating the background of the card design. Pastels are such a soft color, I wanted to contrast that with a hard angled design. I cut three sheet of patterned paper down to 4 x 5.25 and then cut these in half on the diagonal. Then I cut one of these down further and mixed and matched the colors so each card had three patterns. I’m sure I could have done it more precisely here, but I’m not a geometrist (if there is such a thing!) so eyeballing it was the way to go for me.

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Once the background was laid down, I added a strip of gold glitter washi tape and a line of machine stitching to add more texture. After that, I added a die cut flower to the middle of the card. This was topped with a wooden button for more dimension.

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To embellish the cards, I added flat stickers, puffy stickers, enamel dots and drops of gold mist. I wanted to add a sentiment to each card and thought “celebrate” was perfect for this spring inspired design! I stamped it in a soft teal ink which was a bit hard to read since it’s a lighter hue. So I added some shadowing with a fine tipped pen and adhered one to each card.

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For whatever reason, when I sit down make a card, I try to figure out ways to make multiples. Which is why I went with three different sheets of patterned paper. It’s also why I used a stamp and a digital die cut, they’re easily repeatable. I also went looking for products that had multiples of the same, even if the color or shape was slightly different—like the puffy stickers and enamel dots.

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Supplies Used: Shimelle Little by Little Patterned Paper: Grinning Badger (378331) Higgledy Piggledy (378342) Pint Sized Fun (378344) Live A Little (378347) Stickers-Clear, Washi, Cardstock/Icon & Alpha (378358) Puffy Stickers Mini Icons (378364) Washi Tape with Gold Foil and Glitter (378365) Wooden Buttons (378366) Enamel Shapes & Dots (378368), Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Stamps & Dies Set-Floral (VBSD-76820)