Phew. Two to go.
I did say I would get back to Pan Pastels and so I did. I had played, as you may have seen in a recent post, with Pan Pastels over black cardstock. I wasn’t happy with the dusty side effects, even when the pastels showed up really well on stamping with Versamark, for example.
I quickly realized I just needed to reverse the process. Easy peasy. I stamped on the black cardstock and heat embossed with black
I masked off the center strip and rubbed the pastels over the entire exposed surface. The pastels do not cling at all to the shiny embossing so it still really pops.
The dividing lines are simply the plain background cardstock – I used a magenta and dark violet.
You can see off to the side another colourway I played with. I like it a lot, and the indistinct areas of colour work well, I think.
For the letters I stamped on the black card and painted inside the letter outline with Twinkling H2Os.
You can see I tried using just the pastels, but they DID dull the shine of the glitter embossing powder more than they did the plain black.
DONE! Very monochromatic (or nearly) but quite striking. I think you can see from the angled shot, there at the top, that the embossing is still glossy. The pastel colours are still deep and rich, but not so bright as they would be over white. I think it is another to play with some more.