How To Use Stampin’ Up!® Chalk Pastels

I have been playing with my chalk pastels in card making! I am constantly asked how to use Stampin’ Up! Soft Pastel Chalks so today’s cards showcase this fun product.

how to use soft pastels

You’ll be amazed how these chalk pastels work with a variety of coloring tools, from blending brushes to sponge daubers blending brushes, Q-tips, and water painters as well. No matter which is your favorite tool, these chalk pastels will provide tons of options in your cardmaking!

You might think that these pastels should be picked up and used as you would use a marker or crayon.  I found it easier to scrape some chalk off onto a paper plate and then use my preferred coloring tool.

In the video below, I’ll show you step by step how to use chalk pastels to create these cards. We’ll create a gorgeous flower using the two step stamping method. (Card measurements below the video).

Project Supplies/Measurements

  • Basic Black Cardstock: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ – card base; 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ – card layer
  • Black gingham layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (DSP is from the Pattern Party Host Stack (pg 171 in the Annual Catalog)
  • Basic White: scraps for stamping and die-cutting flowers and leaves and for sentiment piece
  • Art Gallery Stamp Set and Coordinating Floral Gallery Dies
  • Stampin’ Soft Pastels (pg 126 in the Annual Catalog)
  • Label Punch (retired): a current option would be the label die from Tasteful Labels (pg  166 in the Annual Catalog)
  • Poppy Parade or Bermuda Bay inks – to stamp “hello” sentiment on each card
  • Timeless Tropical Stamp Set: for the “hello” sentiment
  • Black jewels

I hope after watching the video you feel confident in how to use Stampin’ Up! Chalk Pastels. I’d love to hear if you try the chalks and my technique!



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