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Video Series: PanPastels – Card #2

PanPastels - Card 2

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Welcome to the second card in my series about PanPastels. The videos in this series are so short! That just means you can get a beautiful look in a lot less time. 🙂

PanPastels - Card 2

I used my finger to apply 3 different PanPastel colors to this background. It reminded me of finger-painting days – it was very relaxing. Here is a close-up of the color:

PanPastels - Card 2

I created another version of this card with less color. I put less PanPastel on my finger and I didn’t layer the color:

PanPastels - Card 2

Here’s a close-up of this second, lighter version:

PanPastels - Card 2

Enjoy the video and have a wonderful weekend!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Sentiment panel 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 inches 6.7 x 6.7 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


PanPastel colors used: Permanent Red, Diarylide Yellow, Hansa Yellow

Sketched Roses
Sketched Roses
Femme Frames Dies
Femme Frames Dies
SSS Stitched Squares
SSS Stitched Squares
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Hero Hues Black
Hero Hues Black
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on May 26th, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Kylie Adams

    Amazing results for such little product and for so little time….

  2. wrote on May 26th, 2017 at 7:19 am


    Oh I really loved this card. It just so happens that I have this background stamp and love using it. But I think the pan pastels give it an especially nice look whether it is pale or vivid in colour. I can hardly wait to get my set of 5 pan pastel Shades starter set. But, I imagine in time I will want to include more colours in my stash (smile).

  3. wrote on May 26th, 2017 at 9:38 am


    So simple and beautiful – I like those! My preference is the vivid coloring. Thanks Darlene and have a wonderful holiday weekend.

  4. wrote on May 26th, 2017 at 10:02 am


    Connie, you took the words right out of my mouth!! ha ha. I love these cards too. My favourite colours but I think I will be tempted to make a set of these trialling different colour combinations. I am waiting for my Oxide Distress inks and a few other goodies to come to Australia from San Francisco with a friend about
    11 June (can’t wait). Thanks Darlene.

  5. wrote on May 26th, 2017 at 1:22 pm


    Really pretty. I like both cards.. I might try a small set! Your site is sooooo bad, it feeds my addiction. Between this and Bible art Journaling, my craft room is ready to explode!! Thanks, Darlene!

  6. wrote on May 26th, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Colorful Card Maker

    Okay, you used my favorite color, yellow in this, so right now I am smiling. My favorite colors together are yellow, orange and green but they have to be certain shades of each. 2 friends of mine who are artists said that my use of colors is amazing and that I am an artist. I’d love to get these and I looked on Amazon because I have points to spend but boy were they expensive. I’m going to see if I can get them cheaper on Amazon and colors that I like. I also checked Dick Bliss and I didn’t like any of the colors they had together on their. I like these though because they look like they would be a lot of fun to use. I’m going to keep looking on Amazon for them and check out the colors that come in each set. I have points to spend! LOL

    • wrote on May 26th, 2017 at 1:45 pm

      Colorful Card Maker

      Forgot to mention that I love your cards! I love that background! I got a page from Amazon with stencils that I really liked and could use my points. I love stencils and I love yours!

  7. wrote on May 26th, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Carol Mac

    Hi Darlene, I like this card! I have a similar background stamp called all over roses that would work for this! thanks for another great idea. Just wanted to mention that I watched a video with Tim Holtz and he stated that the oxide inks will not be available in the minis because of the formulation of the ink. Too bad, as I was looking forward to getting them. Oh well, guess I will have to buy the large pads.😎

    • wrote on May 30th, 2017 at 4:28 pm


      Hi Carol. I think they are worth getting the big pads – I really have been enjoying mine.

  8. wrote on May 26th, 2017 at 9:08 pm


    Thanks Darlene, love your cards & all of your videos; I always really look forward to them. Do you find that the pan pastels & the versamark will smudge?

    • wrote on May 30th, 2017 at 4:29 pm


      Hi Wendy. The Versamark didn’t smudge at all – and I know I touched it several times. It’s really quite amazing!

  9. wrote on May 27th, 2017 at 11:12 am


    Love this card! So pretty! I have a couple of questions though: how long does it take the VersaMark to dry? Or do we need to worry about that? And would we be able to use Gelatos instead? I have those and I’m always looking for ways to use them. Thx Darlene!

    • wrote on May 30th, 2017 at 4:33 pm


      Hi Cheryl. You apply the PanPastels while the Versamark is still wet. When you put the PanPastels on, the dryness of the pastels removes the stickiness of the Versamark. It’s not totally smooth to the touch, so you could add a fixative if that bothers you. Gelatos are completely different from the PanPastels, so you wouldn’t use them on Versamark. Gelatos are more like a lipstick and the PanPastels are more like chalk.

  10. wrote on May 27th, 2017 at 4:50 pm


    Thanks, Darlene, the cards are beautiful!
    I also want to know whether you have to wait for the Versamark to dry, or can you use the Patels immediately?
    Just love the more vibrant card ….

    • wrote on May 27th, 2017 at 4:51 pm


      Sorry – Pastels…………..

    • wrote on May 30th, 2017 at 4:34 pm


      Hi Vee. Actually, you want to use the PanPastels while the Versamark is still wet. The stickiness of the wet Versamark clings to the chalk.

  11. wrote on May 29th, 2017 at 9:09 pm


    Darlene, I am in love with this card and this technique! Thanks for coming up with yet another fabulous idea!

  12. wrote on May 31st, 2017 at 8:40 am


    Do you have to set them with a fixative? Do they smudge?

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