How many ways can you say “thank you”? If you are a verbal communicator, you might simply say “thanks!” If you are an active communicator, you might offer a hug. If you are a paper crafter, you would definitely make a gorgeous card. If you are a cat, you would just pretend to be upset and walk away.
Today, I am sharing a card I made with this week’s sketch from The Pals Paper Arts. This sketch is super-clean and super-simple, but that doesn’t mean is has to be super-boring. Here’s my card:
- Threes. As a member of the Design Team for The Pals Paper Arts, I get a peek at the future challenges. While I’m always happy to sit down and create, I was particularly excited about this sketch. Why? You already know I love the calm and peace that comes with threes, right? Well, that’s what immediately struck me about this sketch. I also loved the simplicity of the rest of the card. I altered the middle circle in the trilogy to include a larger circle base and to house the sentiment. The top and bottom circles are just fun eye-candy.
- Luscious Paper. Do you recognize this paper? I’ll give you a hint: it’s not Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper, one of the freebies during Sale-a-Bration 2014. Here’s a closer look at the shine that isn’t captured in the photograph above. Still guessing? As the background for this card, I used a half of one of the notecards from Good as Gold, an awesome card kit that’s part of Sale-a-Bration 2014. Woo hoo!
- Candy Dots. The addition of Basic Black Candy Dots to the centers of the two outside circles does two important things – it grounds the images, giving them the appearance that they “bradded” into place on the focal panel. The shape also references the dots in the paper – converting the 2-dimensional dots on the paper into real-life, 3-D dots. Magic!
Stamp sets: Starburst Sayings Papers: Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Good as Gold Card Kit (Sale-a-Bration) Inks: Jet Black StazOn Accessories: Starburst Framelit Dies, Neutrals Candy Dots (Basic Black), Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Please head over to The Pals Paper Arts Challenge to see the cards from the other Design Team Members.
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