This week on Less is More, the challenge is to make a clean and simple (CAS) card using pastels.
Most things I make with pastels end up looking terribly twee. I know this shouldn't be the case, because I can see everyone else's lovely creations in the gallery and there's not a hint of twee. I think I'm hexed, so I don't use pastels very much (= ever).
Anyway, I remembered seeing a technique where you swipe an ink pad over a dry embossed piece of card to add colour to the raised areas. I figured that a pastel base with soft white ink on top might avoid any twee while still meeting the challenge guidelines - I hope!
Luckily I had a pastel card base because in the days before I knew better I bought a set of pastel bases - pink, yellow, green and blue - with matching envelopes. Then I realised about my pastel allergy, and they've sat unused and unloved ever since.
Sadly, my photography skills are as bad as my pastel skills. The card looks almost invisible on my computer screen. Maybe that's for the best! :D
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