Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Birthday card with panpastel tints

Good evening everyone,

Hope you've all had a nice day. Can we hope that the weather has now turned the corner and we can start enjoying some spring weather. Here's hoping.

Today's card continues with the panpastel theme and  because I'm having so much messy fun, I thought I'd  make a nice frilly, girly card. These are just so pleasing to make aren't they, a few bows and flowers and hey presto. I've got three boy cards to make in the next couple of weeks and we all know how easy boy cards are to make, don't we.

The three colours I used are from the panpastel tints range. I think they're lovely, so fresh and feminine. They'd be lovely on a baby card too.  The background of the card, label topper and butterfly were all stamped with  a little daisy and versamark ink for a resist effect. I'm not sure if the tints would be striking enough without the resist, as you can see, the daisies are much darker. My daisy is a Woodware stamp from the daisy tag set. After applying, I fixed the panpastels with cheap hairspray, valuable tip Eileen, thanks.

The butterfly, flower and flourishes are all spellbinders. Again, they were all coloured using  panpastels, sealed and then spattered with some glitter ( of course ) A few self adhesive pearls for the butterfly and some lace threaded through a punched hole and the tag is finished.

The tag is quite big so I used an 8x8" scalloped card. Some more lace to tie a bow along the spine of the card, a bit of card candy and a cardart sentiment to finish. I added a 'Hand Made' card charm to this one, I think it just gives that finishing touch.

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting. 

I will be entering this card in the following challenges :-

The ABC Challenge -  N for Neutral
SimonSays Stamp Challenge - Anything goes.
Fab'n'Funky - No DT.
Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog - Someone special.

Have a nice evening,

Jools. xx


  1. what pretty colours and gorgeous die cuts
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
    Lisa x

  2. This is so pretty, I love the colours and patterns and it's so lovely to see an entry using PanPastels. Thank you so much for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog, very beautiful
    Lindsay xx

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog ladies and for leaving such lovely comments, and thanks for becoming a follower Lindnay, welcome to my blog. Jools. xx

  4. Such pretty pastel colours & card ! I don't have any PanPastels (yet), they are not in any of the stores around here.

  5. It looks so pretty and spring like! Thanks for joining us at ABC's challenge. Good luck and I hope we see more of your lovely work on the 1st! BTW, I am now a new follower of you blog!

  6. Fabby job here Jools and thanks for the mention! So pleased you have entered the PP challenge with a PP card as well . Super card, it is so pretty and I am very pleased you are enjoying using the Pans... I will be linking to your blog on Sunday... PanPastels day lol xxx
    Eileen xx

  7. Beautiful card Jools, gorgeous pastel colours, love the butterfly and flower.

    Pat xx

  8. Wow! What lovely details!
    Oh my!
    The Spellbinder project add so much and love
    the pan pastels..havent used those but I can tell
    how cool they are!
    I'm excited about Spring...today is a tiny bit rainy but
    really warm! Its super neat out and the kids are out playing...
    I'm lucky enough to do some blog hopping today! -0)
    Glad I came by!


  9. This is so pretty and girly Jools :) The pastel colours are gorgeous and I love every little detail! Sarah x

  10. So beautiful Jools, love the pretty colours...Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Wendy xx

  11. Thank you for all your lovey comments ladies and a warm welcome to my new followers. You should all have a try with the pans, they really are lovely to use and give a gorgeous effect. Thanks for popping by. Jools. xx

  12. Hi Jools,
    What a beautiful card, so bright and very pretty. Thank you for sharing with us at Joanna Sheen 'Someone Special' challenge.
    Teresa xx

    1. Thankyou for the lovely comment Teresa. Just found out my card was chosen in today's talent spot over on the Joanna Sheen blog, what a compliment. I am so chuffed. Jools. xx

  13. This is really pretty, I too love Pan Pastels and you have done an amazing job with them.
    Thanks for joining us at ABC this week.

  14. Love the pretty pastel colours, what a lovely rainbow! Thanks for joining us at Fab N Funky this week!

  15. What a beautiful card, love the soft pastel colours! Thanks for sharing with us at LCI this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

  16. hi Jools, such a pretty card, loovely spring colours. Dee xxx

  17. This is a very pretty and elegant card. I love the colouring, gorgeous!