This week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge gave me the opportunity to combine several items that have been sitting on my “need to do this” and “need to use this” lists for quite some time. This week’s square sketch (although the final project doesn’t have to be square) gave me the perfect foundation and inspiration I needed to make this 5″ x 5″ card:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Mysterious Patterned Paper. Do you recognize the patterned paper behind my Fall leaves? I felt very challenged by this print of paper found in Merry Moments Designer Series Paper – the 12″ x 12″ page of Mossy Meadow with bold white plaid has always been beautiful to me, but I haven’t been able to figure out how to use it since the print is at a diagonal. Once I started cutting it into a square, I knew I was in love. Looks like a completely different paper – and fits perfectly on my 5″ x 5″ card base.
- White Embossing Powder. You know I love my White Stampin’ Emboss Powers, right? No white ink will give as crisp and bold an image as heat embossing with white embossing powder. I have wanted to emboss these leaves for a while and was ecstatic with how gorgeous this oak leaf pops against a Soft Suede and Mossy Meadow backdrop. I used a large panel of Whisper White beneath the gorgeous leaves to give the leaves even more crispness for a bigger pop.
- Color Inspiration. Don’t you just love rich, deep colors paired with Whisper White? These colors just scream “Fall!” to me (or maybe it’s more of a whisper), and the white just makes them pop with the crispness I love about Fall. If you like this combination as much as I do, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Vintage Leaves, Happy Happenings Papers: Merry Moments Designer Series Paper, Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White Inks: Mossy Meadow Accessories: Leaflets Framelits Dies, Linen Thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Pals Paper Arts challenge site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!