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Video Series: PanPastels – Card #4


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Welcome to my 4th and final card in the series! Today I am coloring the Sheltering Tree image and using a sofft tool to create a smoother look and to add some detail.


I left this card very clean and simple. I feel so peaceful looking at it. Here is a close-up of the leaf coloring:


Enjoy the video and have a great weekend! I hope you liked the series!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Tree panel 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches 10.5 x 13.7 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


PanPastel colors used: Raw Umber, Phthalo Green, Permanent Green, Bright Yellow green, and Chrom Oxide Green

Sheltering Tree
Sheltering Tree
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Hero Hues Black
Hero Hues Black
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip Cardstock
Chocolate Chip Cardstock
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on June 9th, 2017 at 7:37 am


    Oh, Darlene, this card is so peaceful and lovely. Just absolutely stunning. I love Sheltering Tree stamp set but this time it is even more special than the other cards you’ve made. Thanks for a great series and for opening my eyes to the possibilities of using pan pastels!

  2. wrote on June 9th, 2017 at 1:28 pm


    Darlene, thanks for all your pan pastel videos. They are all lovely, especially this one. I guess I’m going to add these to my Christmas list, no wait! My birthday is October, that’s perfect. Maybe you could do a Christmas card with the pastels.
    Have a wonderful weekend and stay cool.

  3. wrote on June 9th, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Pattie S

    Love the card. But I have a question….my sheltering tree leaves have a grid like look too them. Is yours like that too?

    • wrote on June 9th, 2017 at 4:19 pm

      Carol Mac

      Hi Patti, yes mine do too…if you look at the close up (last photo above, before the video) you will see the grid lines. 😎

  4. wrote on June 9th, 2017 at 3:31 pm


    Darlene, just love this card. As you said, it is a very peaceful setting that you created.

  5. wrote on June 9th, 2017 at 8:26 pm


    Very nice. I wonder how many other viewers tried to blow the little bits of eraser off the screen like I did, before you wiped them from the screen. Hah!

  6. wrote on June 9th, 2017 at 8:43 pm


    Lovely card! This series has convinced me…I NEED those pan pastels. They are on my Amazon wish list, and I soon as I can fit them into my budget they will be headed my way.

  7. wrote on June 9th, 2017 at 11:41 pm


    This is so beautiful….and I have really enjoyed this series so much. I didn’t know anything about pan pastels and now I do! Super interesting medium. Now to decide…should I or should I? (Probably will!!!
    Many thanks, Darlene. I love these series that you do!

  8. wrote on June 10th, 2017 at 6:43 am


    Sheltering Tree is one of my favourites so I am loving this card. I love the pan pastel greens (my favourite colour). This series has been very interesting. Thanks Darlene.

  9. wrote on June 10th, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Jennifer Stark

    LOVE IT!!! Thanks for using Sheltering Tree. I have that set and I love it. I will bring out y stamps and make this card!! I love the series. My friend has a ton of Pan Pastels. I guess I need to pack up my stuff and head over to her house. You’ve given me a ton of inspiration!!!!!!!

  10. wrote on June 10th, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Brenda L.

    Beautiful and indeed very peaceful feeling Darlene! I love the Sheltering Tree stamp set and loved that you used it here on this card. Hugs, Brenda

  11. wrote on June 10th, 2017 at 3:31 pm


    A really gorgeous scene with this tree you’ve created here Darlene – thanks for the whole series too!

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