This week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge includes three colors from the 2014-2016 In Color collection: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist. I love each of them, but it was a challenge for me to put them all together. I had just received the Festive Fireplace photopolymer stamp set when I sat down to create this card, so I challenged myself to use it with these colors. Here’s my card for this week’s challenge:
And here’s the banner for this week’s color challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders.
- Festive Fireplace. This stamp set was not immediately on my my wish list, but the more I’ve looked at it and enjoyed project that others have made with it, the closer it got to my list. While the stamps can be bundled with the Festive Fireside Framelits (who doesn’t love a bundle?), I resisted the urge and only ordered the stamp set. The images are adorable, and I’ll just have to figure out ways to use them without needing the coordinating Framelits. Will I regret that decision in the future? Only time can tell.
- Festive Find. I immediately smiled when I realized the fire image would incorporate two of the colors in this challenge: Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist. With blending from Aqua Painters on watercolor paper, I was able to create a beautiful fire. I needed something, though, to accent the fire. As I scoured through all the patterns and colors in my Designer Series Papers, I came across this page from Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper – perfect! The color works, and the patterns seem to mimic the popping fire. The panel across the card adds warmth to this fireplace, don’t you think?
- Staying Neutral. As a general rule, it’s safe to add a neutral or two to most color challenges. Since the logs didn’t fit into the purple, orange or yellow colors for this challenge, I painted them Crumb Cake. To further tie Crumb Cake into the card’s design, I added a panel of Crumb Cake to the card base. It gave me the perfect foundation for the card’s sentiment.
Stamp Sets: Festive Fireplace Papers: Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, Watercolor Paper Inks: Archival Basic Black, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Crumb Cake Accessories: AquaPainter, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Pals Paper Arts blog to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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