It’s neither icy nor snowy in Atlanta this time of year. I’ve never made a snowman on Christmas, and I’ve certainly never shoveled my way through a pile of snow. Still I feel connected to all the wintery scenes I see at Christmastime – the landscape looks so gorgeous when it’s dusted with snow. I created a wintery “hello” for this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Create Movement. The beautiful dots in the background of this All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper remind me of falling snow (I think the designers of this paper had that in mind, too). I wanted to honor the action of the falling snow by creating additional movement, so I added a white banner under the sentiment – at least in my mind, this banner seems to be whipping through the snowy sky, pulling the sentiment through the snow. Do you see it, too? Or am I just crazy.
- White Embossing and Negative Space. It’s no secret that I love White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I do. I especially love using it on negative images – in this “hello” – the ink (or, in this case, VersaMark) is applied to the surface of the circle, and the letters remain uninked. That gives me a bold canvas of white and allows the letters to be the color of the paper. Fun, huh? And, how stinkin’ cute is that sentiment?!?
- One-Two-Three. It might be difficult to tell, but all three colors are represented in this card – I promise. The card base and scalloped circle are Pool Party, while the Designer Series Paper is Soft Sky. Bermuda Bay is captured in the thin frame around the front panel, in the thick strip across the front and the sentiment itself. I originally used Pool Party Stampin’ Emboss Powder on the sentiment, but it popped better with White.
So,what are your thoughts about this color combination? I hope you can see lots of possibilities for these blues. I hope you’ll pop over to the Pals Paper Arts Challenge to check out the projects by the other design team members and join us this week with your own creation.
Stamp Sets: #Hello Papers: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper Inks: VersaMark Accessories: 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle punch, 2″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Hexagon punch (for banner tips)
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