The Pals Paper Arts is inspiring you this week with a simple sketch – so simple that the possibilities are endless. For quite some time I’ve wanted to showcase a favorite sentiment Happy Happenings – this sketch gave me the perfect opportunity. Here’s my super-simple card:
And here’s the banner for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge that inspired my card:
- Tilted Sentiment. The words on this bold, bright balloon line up with the orientation of the cardfront, not the orientation of the balloon. I wanted to create the look of movement with the balloon (it’s not really moving because it’s just a piece of cardstock in the shape of a balloon – if it were moving, I would have had a really hard time taking a picture), so I turned the tie of the balloon a bit and let the string fly to the left. The words are lined up with the card base so you don’t get a crick in your neck trying to read them. The things I do for my friends…
- Grounded Banners. While the sketch clearly has the banners coming out from the circle in the middle of the card, I decided to ground my bold, bright banners on the right margin of the card front. As an accent to the big, fun balloon, the banners just looked a bit odd shooting out of the side of the balloon – my eyes went to the banners. By grounding them on the card, the balloon really pops more and steals the attention back from the banners.
- Bright, Cheery Colors. The colors on this card were lifted right from the Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper pieces I used as the base for the front panel of the card. The paper is filled to the brim with bright and soft colors – I chose the bright ones as accents to the cheery balloon. If you like these colors, too, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Happy Happenings Papers: Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight Accessories: Balloon Framelits, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Hexagon punch (for banner tips), White Bakers Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to The Pals Paper Arts site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!