It’s Thursday, and that means one thing – it’s time for a Pals Paper Arts challenge. OK, so I’m sure “it’s Thursday” means different things to different people, but for me, it means it’s time for a Pals Paper Arts challenge. Woo hoo! This week, Nicole Watt gives us a sketch that’s suitable for any occasion and any style – two rectangle panels crossed over one another. As soon as I saw this large, vertical panel as the front-and-center feature of this sketch, I knew I’d be using a specific image from Harvest of Thanks. I’ve been saving it for something special, and today’s the day. Here’s my card:And here’s Nicole’s sketch that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
Surprise! Although there’s a wonderful Autumn Designer Series Paper (Sweater Weather) in the Holiday Catalog, I went back to the Annual Catalog and pulled these DSP pieces from Soho Subway. I wanted to complement the distressed look of the panel from the stamp set, and I knew this piece from Soho Subway would do the trick – after consulting my Designer Series Swatch Books, of course.
Snippy, snippy. We all know that the image on the center of this panel is corn – two ears of corn. [Time for a true or false pop-quiz – Brian does not like the taste of either watermelon or corn. True or False? You’ve probably guessed correctly, but I’ll share the answer shortly.] Where was I? Oh, yes. We know it’s corn, but the lines are very hard to see because the image is so distressed. I pushed though, stamping the image on Summer Starfruit and on Pear Pizzazz and then snipped the parts where I thought the images started and ended. I made my best guess, and I’m happy with how it turned out. Also, I didn’t glue down the entire pieces of corn husk, which adds a nice dimension, don’t you think? [The answer to my pop-quiz is True. Brian does not like corn or watermelon.]
- Balance of color and space. It can be a real challenge to balance color and space on a card. When I decided to use Summer Starfruit as a border and highlight in the stamped panel, I knew I could balance it out with a Summer Starfruit design in the panel across the card. The two balance each other really well here. Nicole’s layout also balances itself really well here, so there’s no need to add anything to the “white space” in the bottom, right corner. It’s a lot of space, but sometimes that good, right?
Stamp Sets: Harvest of Thanks Inks: Early Espresso Papers: Early Espresso, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, Soho Subway Designer Series Paper Accessories: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Vintage Trinkets, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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