Altered Frame by Zoey E.
Terrific Kid Layout by Tonya Gibbs

Rainbow card using PITT® Pastel Pencils


Hi everyone! I'm Susanne from Germany and on the guest Design Team this summer. This is so exciting for me!!! It's my first post today and I'd like to show you a rainbow flower card! I'm a fan of bright and happy colors. On the video below you can see how the background is created. I used VersaMark ink and some of the Faber-Castell PITT® Pastel Pencils.


After the background is finished I'm going to embellish my card and add a sentiment. For the sentiment I used some of the brand new Chalk Board Paint. I coverd my cardstock twice before I stamped on it with my white pigment ink pad. I decided to cut it into a banner because I wanted a loose look on the heavy background.


For the rolled flowers I painted some Gelatos® on wet watercolor paper and blended them with my fingers. I used the Lemon,  Mango, Red Cherry, Metallic Melon and Bubble Gum Gelatos®. After it dried I cut the flowers with cutting dies.


As I like the look of enamel dots I decided to create my own. It's really easy. I painted with the Bubble Gum, Metallic Mint and Pistachio Gelatos® randomly over a gessoed cardstock, sprayed some water on it and blended them a little bit. When it was dry I cutted some small circles. After I adhered them to the card I covered them with Glossy Accents to add dimension.


At the end I'd like to introduce myself a littel bit. My name is Susanne Rose and I'm from germany near munic. I am 33 years old and mum of two wonderfull kids! When I was about 13 years old I started painting and my passion playing with colors never stopped. I love photography and so I became a scrapbooker and also a cardmaker. I have much fun doing mixed media creations. I'm happy when I create my own design paper instead of using a bought one. If you'd like to see more of my creations you are welcome on my blog.

I hope you are inspired! Have a nice day!Susanne.

Supplies used:

PITT® Pastel Pencil #1122-118 (Red) 

PITT® Pastel Pencil #1122-106 (Yellow)

PITT® Pastel Pencil #1122-109 (Orange)

PITT® Pastel Pencil #1121-226 (Pink)

PITT® Pastel Pencil #1122-168 (green)

PITT® Pastel Pencil #1122-156 (turquois)

PITT® Pastel Pencil #1122-143 (blue)

PITT® Pastel Pencil #1122-199 (black)


Chalk Board Paint

Gelatos® Pistachio

Gelatos® Bubble Gum

Gelatos® Red Cherry

Gelatos® Metallic Mint

Gelatos® Metallic Melon

Gelatos® Mango

Gelatos® Lemon

Other Supplies:

Archival Pigment Ink Pad Moonlight white

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad

Ranger Glossy Accents

Marianne Design Rolles Flowers

Different Small Circle Dies

Whiff of Joy Sentiment Stamp

Hero Arts Background Stamp

Watercolor Paper



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That was very cool, thank you.

Victoria H.

What a beautiful background you created here!!


It's beautiful! Thank you for sharing your creativity and your beautiful card. I love the colors you used!


This is so pretty. Thanks for a great tutorial!!


Such a beautiful color combinations! Next time I will need to use that technique on my Pastel Pencils - only did with Gelatos! How fun :) Thanks for the inspiration!

TracyM #6773

Great getting to know you Suzanne :)
CONGRATULATIONS on your 1st post and THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION & tutorial, your card is BEAUTIFUL and your "enamel dots" SO CLEVER!!!

TracyM #6773

SO SORRY for my brain freeze Susanne!!!
... my fingers have only known Susannes with a "z" or two and they typed it automatically - I will definitely get it right from now on!!!


Thanks everyone!!!

TracyM, that's no problem!!!

Maureen Hayes

Beautiful! Do you have to seal your pastels after you finish? I am just wondering if they will come off on the envelope when mailing etc. . . Also, does the Versamark ink remain tacky or is it completely covered by the pastels and not an issue? Thanks so much for sharing, I would like to give this a try.

Becky Green

VERY PRETTY!!! I will HAVE TO try this technique!!! THANK YOU for showing us! :)I LOVE seeing how to use Faber-Castell products on cards! :)


Fantastic technique! Thanks for the tutorial! Love the dots youu made too!


Thanks everyone!!!

@Maureen: I didn't seal the pastels after I was finished. If you rub over the pastels some of them stick to your fingers, but that doesn't damage the background. You can seal it with a fixative if you want to (in case of need you can try some hairspray).
No, the Versamark ink doesn't remain tacky. It's covered with the pastels.
Yes, give this a try!!! It's an really easy and beautiful technique.

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