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10 ideas for using pastel colours on your cards


You know how I love big bold punches of colour. But sometimes, I gravitate towards soft subtle pastel colours too. Here are 10 ideas for using pastel colours on your cards.:)


Pink-mixed-media-card-by-Yvonne-Yam-for-The-Crafter's-Workshop
Can I stick to the supplies I pulled out?

1. Use pretty patterned paper and add dimensional elements to echo the patterns.

Card-for-Paper-Crafts-blog-hop
Thanks PaperCrafts and Scrapbooking magazine

2. Play with different textures on your card.

Hello-friend-mixed-media-card
 A quick mixed media card

3. Try a little stenciling with light modeling paste and a watercoloured effect for the leaves, then add dimensional flowers.

Shaker-card
A shaker card

4. Make a shaker card with your sweet pastel sequins.

Be-awesome-card
I see more shimmering projects in my future

5. Tone down bright colours with a shimmering Wink of Stella pen.

The-Earth-laughs-with-flowers-mixed-media-card
The earth laughs with flowers mixed media card

6.  Go for a vintage vibe with tea-stained paper.

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Card for Lynnda Hosni

7. Try out a pink and grey/silver combo.

Zeus-and-Zoe-party-card
White space makes an impact

8. Use white space to amplify the soft pastel colours.


Thinking-of-you-card
I love a good cup of tea

9. Go for shabby chic with a little lace on chipboard action.

Watercolour-birthday-card
When watercolour met washi

10. Steal colours from a washi tape design and add textural elements to match.

There you have it. 10 ideas for using pastel colours on your cards. Which is your fave?

P/s: You can see the closeups of each card by clicking on the links to the original posts.


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13 comments:

Lizzyc said...

Wow these all look wonderful... Great tips! Can't pick a favourite,

Lynn said...

These are all so lovely and feminine. I love them, especially the one with the lacy teapot.Thank you for the beautiful inspirations.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are simply amazing!!!!! You can do it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shelly said...

These are ALL gorgeous, Yvonne!! Love, love, love!!

Suman Pandit said...

All so so pretty and different Yvonne !!

Lisa said...

They are all absolutely stunning my friend!! Too hard to pick a favorite since they are all amazing and gorgeous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Debbie Standard said...

Such beautiful cards! You do pastels as well as you do bold!

Lizzy Hill said...

Gosh, you do 'pastel' well.... you do all scrapping well....I think i really, really like your shabbyish chic look....sigh.....going back for another wee look:):)

Annette Allen said...

all of these are so pretty.. love the colors and awesome designing..

Dolly B said...

I can't pick a favourite, they all look fabulous
Mary

Radhika said...

all are so pretty :)

Audrey Pettit said...

You always have such great tips, and your projects are just so, so beautiful! Love this post, my friend!

Cindy deRosier said...

They're all so pretty. I think the shaker card is my fave.

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