Grateful for You for PPA271

Because of this past weekend’s incredible event, my time to create new projects has been limited.  Using my time wisely, though, I planned my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge while sitting in traffic – we do a lot of that in Atlanta.  🙂  I knew that Stampin’ Up!’s kraft-colored Corrugated Paper would look wonderful with these Fall-appropriate colors (Hello Honey, Old Olive and Soft Suede) – and that’s all I needed to get started.  When I stood to my desk to make the card, I already knew what I’d make, so I was able to pull together the card in a jiffy.    Here’s my card:

For All Things, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA271

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:PPA271

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Concentrated Images.  I still have a soft space in my heart for For All Things, a Fall-themed stamp set that debuted in last year’s Holiday Catalog.  I was happy to see it in this year’s Annual Catalog and am thrilled to use it more frequently now that it’s starting to feel like Fall.  I inked up the watercolor wash image, spray of leaves and sentiment (each in one of the three colors from this challenge) and created a little collage in the center of my Very Vanilla card front.  The rest of the card continued the color theme, but the focal collage is my gravy.

    For All Things stamp set, Stampin' Up!

    For All Things stamp set, Stampin’ Up!

  • Instant Texture.  Have you used the Corrugated Paper that debuted in the 2015 Annual Catalog?  There’s no easier way to add instant texture to a project.  I knew it would highlight my Fall-themed panel nicely, so I cropped out a piece of it and swiped my Soft Suede ink pad over top of it.  The Soft Suede added a deeper accent of color to the kraft colored paper.

    Corrugated Paper, Stampin' Up!

    Corrugated Paper, Stampin’ Up!

  • Vellum Overlay.  You know I love layers on my cards, right?  I really wanted another layer here, but I certainly didn’t want to block you from the beauty of the Corrugated Paper.  What to do, what to do?  When I cropped out a piece of our White Vellum Cardstock, I knew this was the perfect solution.  This translucent layer allows you a glimpse of the textured paper beneath.  Our White Vellum Cardstock (found on page 148 of the Annual Catalog) is thick enough to stand on it’s own.  I added glue to the back of the front panel of the card to add it to the velum.  I then added Stampin’ Dimensionals on the vellum (but beneath the front panel) to pop up this layer.

Stamp Sets:  For All Things  Papers:  Corrugated Paper, White Vellum Cardstock, Hello Honey, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla  Inks:  Hello Honey, Soft Suede, Old Olive  Accessories:  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!


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  1. Love the layers and especially your use of the vellum. Sweet card Brian!

  2. oh Brian, such a beautifully architect-ed card. All the right elements and balance. You really have a gift at card design. And of course a wonderful sense of humor… the total package 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  3. Wow, I haven’t tried the corrugated paper – yet. It’s definitely on my list now. I too love that stamp set and you have inspired me to bring it out again. Terrific card.

  4. I love this card!

  5. I love the card, but even more interesting is the fact that you die cut the corrugated cardstock. I was afraid to do that with a card I made recently, thinking that the die cutting plates would squash the ribs of the paper. It’s nice to know that I can die cut this paper, as it is one of my new favorites.

  6. I love the colors of fall whether it be the soft or the bright. This card is just gorgeous and I think the simplicity of the stamps used really does allow you to focus on the textures. You’ve done it again Mr. King. LOL Fantastic!

  7. Such nice warm colors and I love this stamp set ,but do not have it . I like your vellum addition …..adds another layer of interest and contrast to the Corrugated CS . Pretty !

  8. Another amazingly perfect card!!!

  9. Very pretty card, Brian. Love the color combo and how you have the corrugated CS with the vellum. I’ll have to try that.

  10. I was happy when this stamp set carried over, it makes lovely clean cards. Well done!

  11. Simple and classy. Love it, as I do all of your projects. You are a great teacher, Brian. Thanks for keeping up with your blog on a daily basis. Know that you are appreciated!

  12. Beautiful, perfect. I especially love the soft block of color and layering of stamps!

  13. Love this! Will be casing!

  14. Love everything about this card Brian. The vellum layer is so good! Wonderful card you talented person.

  15. Love the corrugated paper, makes such a difference as a layer

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