Woo hoo! It’s time for another Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge. This week’s sketch is super-simple, so the sky’s the limit. I love a good, simple sketch – it sends my mind in all directions before I settle on a design. I imagine there will be all sorts of great cards with this sketch, and I can’t wait to see them. I chose colors that were also inspired by this week’s challenge at The Pixel Maven’s DigiChallenge (I’m submitting my card there, too, even though it doesn’t EXACTLY fit the colors listed and isn’t Digi at all). Here’s my card:
- Frilly Design. I was not initially sure what to do with the In Color Ruffle Stretch Trims that were introduced in the 2013 Annual Catalog, but they quickly made it into my shopping cart. My original design was just to wrap the trim around the sentiment panel. Afraid it all looked too bland, I added trim around the larger panel too. A frilly, frilly delight. It’s a bit much, I think, but that’s fun every once in a while.
- Patterned Paper. It’s important to select a Designer Series Paper pattern that complements the rest of the card. With the large panel, it might be easy to pick a large or small pattern – what you DON’T want is something that’s bold or too colorful. There are lots of arrows and dots on this patterned paper, but they blend nicely into the background of this card.
- Cutting Corners. This ruffle trim is made to wrap and flow. I can’t imagine success with getting it around hard corners, so I rounded the corners of both panels. Worked perfectly with a little bit of patience. I added a piece of cardstock around each panel of paper before adding the trim. That adds color and sturdiness that’s needed to glue down the trim.
Stamp sets: Make a Wish Papers: Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Very Vanilla, Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper Inks: Baked Brown Sugar Accessories: 3/16″ Corner punch, 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim (Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar), Stampin’ Dimensionals
Please head over to Pals Paper Arts and Pixel Maven’s Retreat DigiChallenge to see the other projects with these inspirations (click on the design badges above).
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