Easier than you Think – Using Soft Pastels with the Calming Camelia Stamp Set / NEW! Celebrate Today Magnet Board Kit (with video)

Easier than you Think – Using Soft Pastels with the Calming Camelia Stamp Set

Today’s card features the Calming Camellia stamp set and Stampin’ Up! Soft Pastels. The Soft Pastels are more like chalks rather than pastels so they are very easy to work with.

I used the spatula on my Pick Your Tool to scrape some of the pastels onto a scrap piece of paper. I then used a Blender Pen to pick up some of the pastels to color in the large flower image from the Calming Camellia set. I blended some of the Night of Navy pastel using the tip of my finger to represent sky on the stamped image – and did the same for the inside card panel.

If you’d like to claim the Calming Camellia Stamp Set for your very own time is running out! Host a party of $300 (in personal sales or party sales) before February 28, 2022 and you will receive the Calming Camellia Stamp Set as a hostess gift…plus by purchasing products from the current catalogs you and your party guests can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products. I’d be happy to set up a hostess code for you if this is something you’d like to do.

You can find additional photos, a supply list and a project instruction document by clicking here. You’ll find a link at the bottom of the instruction document that will take you to my Online Store if you’d like to purchase the items to make this card.

Thank you for checking out today’s project! How would you use the Soft Pastels Assortment? Let me know in the comments below…I’d love to hear your creative ideas!

NEW! Celebrate Today Magnet Board Kit (with video)

I’m really excited to share this latest kit as part of the Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection! This kit is something new and different that I think you’re going to like. With the Celebrate Today Magnet Board Kit, you can create and customize your very own magnet board with included stickers to organize daily tasks and sentiments of positive affirmations. The kit also includes two easy-to-assemble pockets for organizing all of your notes. Since when have daily chores looked so cute?

Check out the video below which shares an unboxing of the kit along with instructions and suggestions on how to assemble your kit. So much fun!


If you would like to order the new Celebrate Today Magnet Board Kit or any other Stampin’ Up products you can click on the image below which will take you to my Online Store. If you’re looking for a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to have you as my customer!

6 thoughts on “Easier than you Think – Using Soft Pastels with the Calming Camelia Stamp Set / NEW! Celebrate Today Magnet Board Kit (with video)”

  1. This is absolutely lovely, Carol! I love the colors you chose too. Did you have to seal the pastel painting after it dried? I have never done this technique – but I went so far as to buy the pastels to do it…and then I got distracted by shiny things. Your post, though, will get me back to that! Thanks so much!


    1. Thank you, Susan! I did not seal the pastels. Using the Blender Pen with them takes the “chalkiness” out of the pastels so nothing to smear. For the blue background, the color was sufficiently rubbed into the cardstock, but I did go over that section with a dry paper towel but there was no noticeable shedding of color. I want to play with the pastels some more…there is a marbling technique you can do and I’m wondering if the pastel powder could be mixed with water and used like a paint? I need to play some more! Have a great day and thanks so much for your comments!


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