Pastels and embossing ink make a nifty background

Pastels and embossing ink make a nifty background

I use a nifty technique with pastels and embossing ink to create backgrounds for greeting cards over at Altered Pages this week. I hope you drop by for a visit. I will send you lots of  air kisses if you leave a message there.


I used the technique to make this birthday card, which I already gave to someone special. I hope she liked it. Here’s some more backgrounds I made. It’s kind of addicting.


Thank you for stopping by Paper Calliope. May all your days be creative days!



Great stuff you will need

Royal Brush Soft Pastels, 48-Pack, Multicolor
Victorian Birthdays
You Matter stamp
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Clear For Embossing
Ranger 1 Ounce Embossing Powder, Seafoam White
Real Petals Pink and Blue Handmade Gift Wrapping Paper 3 Pack
Beacon Zip Dry Paper Glue, 2-Ounce
White cardstock
Stencil or lace
Dried flower

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