I had a lot of fun with this week’s PPA delicious color challenge – Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar and Very Vanilla. I’ve been using a lot of Crumb Cake lately (also very delicious), so it was nice to add in a little Baked Brown Sugar. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Where’s Your Focus? I love this image from Oh My Goodies. Love it! But haven’t really known how to use it – is “Oh My Goodies!” something you say where you live? For some reason, this color challenge granted me the right to use a sentiment I’ve never used before. Thanks, PPA! If I’ve done my job, then your eye goes straight to the oval sentiment – everything about this card (the colors, the layers, the textures) is is designed to draw your eye there. If your eye doesn’t go right to the sentiment, then either I’ve not succeeded or you need to visit your ophthalmologist. 🙂
- Layering. If you’ve ever studied my cards, you might have expected me to fill the Cherry Cobbler with Very Vanilla, leaving only a small frame of Cherry Cobbler. I admit I was tempted, but I resisted this time because I really wanted the layering on the Deco Labels to be the highlight of this card. The smaller panel of Very Vanilla pulls your eye (or, at least, my eye) right to the adorable sentiment.
- Added Texture. The thick baker’s twine also adds a “draw your eye in” element to this card. The oval sentiment is centered right along the three strands of twine. The strands serve to anchor the sentiment and highlight the popped up center of the image, as well.
- Oh! One More Thing. I just wanted to point out the little red heart in the center of the sentiment. I inked this image in Baked Brown Sugar, wiped the ink off the heart with a Blender Pen and then inked the heart with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker. It’s a small detail, but I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss it.
Stamp Sets: Oh My Goodies Papers: Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar, Stampin’ Write Marker (Cherry Cobbler) Accessories: Large Oval punch, Deco Labels Framelits, Thick Baker’s Twine (Baked Brown Sugar), Stampin’ Dimensionals
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Holiday One-for-One Swap. I’ll start sharing this beautiful collection of cards this weekend. Be on the lookout for several posts over the next week. If you participated and received one of these cards, please wait to comment when you see the card you received – so the recipient is sure to see your kind words.