Today is Thursday. That means it’s time for a Pals Paper Arts challenge. Woo hoo!This week’s color challenge consists of three very soft colors (Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla) that lend themselves wonderfully to almost any style, but I kept envisioning a Victorian or vintage project. I don’t “do” vintage very often, so I wouldn’t say it’s in my wheelhouse, but I’m still happy with how this card turned out. Here’s my contribution to The Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge:
And here’s the banner for the challenge:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- Clean Vintage. While this probably isn’t an official card style (is there an official rule book that lists out all the official styles?), I think of this card as Clean Vintage. While I’ve dirtied it up quite a bit, all of the edges are clean. There’s still a balance of “white space” – sure, there’s some frilly ribbon and a bunch of water spots, but I left a chunk of Very Vanilla at the top and at the bottom of the center piece. I also grunged up the base of the Chalk Talk medallion but left the “for you” circle clean as can be. I had to leave SOME clean space, right?
- Flip Flop. After playing around with the stamped base and the Chalk Talk tag for a l-o-o-o-ng time, I thought it would be cool to create this second level that mimics the half-stamped bottom layer but flipped. Even though I don’t understand a word of it, I can tell that the writing is upright in both. 🙂
- Stamp Off. I would normally suggest using Crumb Cake to create waterspots on a card front, but I only had Baked Brown Sugar to work with. What to do? What to do? I just stamped off the Baked Brown Sugar FOUR times before stamping the Gorgeous Grunge image onto the card front. While the faint watermarks show up boldly in the picture, the card shows a much softer stain in person.
Stamp Sets: Chalk Talk, En Francais, Gorgeous Grunge Inks: Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral Papers: Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla Accessories: 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim, Chalk Talk Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Please hop over the Pals Paper Arts site to check out the inspiration projects from the other talented Resident Artists. I also hope you’ll join the challenge this week.
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