Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

Saturated Pastel Birthday Card



I was feeling tired of gray winter (and, really, other than being cloudy a lot of January, we have not had much bad weather…so I SHOULD NOT COMPLAIN!). I pulled out an old favorite floral set (Paint Prints – 2005 Sale-a-bration, I had to go look it up!), and some retired colors, and stamped a background. The flower centers were stamped with VersaMark and embossed with Ranger Silver Pearl embossing powder – you can really see their sheen on the top left of the card.

Last night, while changing into my pajamas, I had turned on the TV and flipped past QVC. I am not a big QVC watcher, but Isaac Mizrahi was on, selling “extra long tank tops”. In the exact colors of the card I made.

Here’s a link:

Isaac Mizrahi Live! Extra Long Tank Tops January 30, 2017

So glad I have not gotten rid of old ink pads – the color wheel spins around again in time!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), Cameo Coral (retired), Cool Caribbean (retired), Whisper White, inks – Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), Cameo Coral (retired), Certainly Celery (retired), Cool Caribbean (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.

8 thoughts on “Saturated Pastel Birthday Card

  1. I believe that is called being fashion forward! Luscious, seaside-y shades, working perfectly with your stamps. Most cheery!

  2. I love this! The whole thing just goes together perfectly. 😊

  3. Very cheerful and so pretty. Love the bright colours x

  4. Love the colours! We’re (impatiently!) waiting for spring around here!