Fancy Fold Card with Poppin’ Pastels Technique for Christmas

I had so much fun playing with the Poppin’ Pastels technique recently that I had to make some more cards with it. Today I have a fancy fold card combined with the technique for a fun Christmas card.


  • One of the new products in the current Annual Catalogue is the set of Soft Pastels. I do not have them, but luckily I still have the original Stampin’ Pastels to play with.
  • This card uses an old but fun technique known as Poppin’ Pastels:
    • Stamp images with Versamark ink on a piece of Basic White cardstock that measures 10cm x 14.3cm. This is the art panel for the card front.
    • Stamp another piece that measures 5cm x 14.3cm. This is for the inside.
    • Add pastels to both pieces using Blending Brushes or Sponge Daubers. The pastels will stay on the stamped images thanks to the sticky nature of the Versamark ink.
  • Attach the art panel to the front of a Cinnamon Cider card base (21cm x 14.8cm scored at 10.5cm) ensuring that there is no adhesive around the area to be die cut.
  • Die cut a circle in the top third centre of the card front. Separate the Cinnamon Cider piece from the art panel.
  • Die cut a slightly smaller circle from the art panel. Keep both the full circle and the outline piece that has been cut.
  • Take a piece of Basic White that measures 20cm x 14.3cm. Score on the long side at 10cm and 15cm.
    • Attach the large side to the inside of the card base (the folded pieces hanging over the right hand side).
    • Attach the smaller piece coloured with the pastels in the panel between 10 and 15cm (see photo above).
    • Fold the insert and close the card.
  • Take the Cinnamon Cider circle and adhere to the right hand piece of the insert showing through the card front.
  • Take the art panel circle and adhere to the Cinnamon Cider circle using Dimensionals.
  • Open the card and fold out the insert then close the card with the insert still open.
  • Adhere the outline circle from the art panel to the insert through the die cut circle on the card front.
  • Stamp a sentiment in the circle.
  • Add a sentiment to the outside of the card using a piece of Basic White. I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the top left and bottom right corners before adding to the card with Dimensionals.
  • Supplies:
    • Stamp Sets: Christmas Season, Christmas to Remember
    • Cardstock: Cinnamon Cider, Basic White
    • Ink: Cinnamon Cider, Versamark
    • Accessories: Layering Circles Dies, Detailed Trio Punch, Stampin’ Pastels, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals

You can see previous projects I have made using the Poppin’ Pastels technique here.

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