Yippee Doodle Dee! It’s Thursday! That means I’m sharing a project for this week’s challenge from The Pals Paper Arts. The wonderful sketch this week is completely flexible – it’s simple enough to inspire a clean card, and it’s rich enough to inspire a complex, vintage card. My card is a clean design with many, many layers. Here’s my project:
- An Old Friend, Transformed. I was happy reaching for this emblem from Everything Eleanor. It was like having lunch with an old friend – not an elderly friend but a friend from long ago. I instinctively wanted to heat emboss this beauty in Smoky Slate on Basic Gray card stock. I had no idea what I would do with it when I was done. When it was complete, though, the image appeared as a large stone. I decided at that moment that this would be an Easter card – the stone, the flowers, and bright yellow ray. Do you see it?
- Adding Coral. I am in love with this Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper. So many beautiful colors are washed right onto the paper. My card started with this particular piece of paper that showcases stripes of Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry. I love this piece of paper, but I needed to add a pop of color to the gray and yellow hues. It wasn’t until I decided to add flowers that I realized Calypso Coral would be a perfect accent to these shades. While Calypso Coral is not in the Designer Series Paper design, it complements these colors nicely.
- Stamping a Sentiment on an Embossed Background. When I decided on an Easter theme, the rest of the card fell into place. I knew I wanted the sentiment to be featured on the emblem. I took a risk and found that it worked – I was able to properly stamp the sentiment on the heat embossed image with StazOn. I’m sure someone else has done it, but it worked. Yippee!
Stamp sets: Petite Petals, Delightful Dozen, Everything Eleanor Papers: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper Inks: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Jet Black StazOn Accessories: Smoky Slate Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Petite Petals punch, Pearls Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll check out the projects from this week’s design team at The Pals Paper Arts.
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