Maggie Mata has created a super-fun sketch for us over the Pals Paper Arts this week. These abstract panels provide a great opportunity to create so many different projects. While Maggie’s sketch shows a circle popping from behind a flap, I chose to place the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits cutout on top of the flap. Here’s my card:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
- Artistic License. OK, so I admit that I may have cheated a little bit by laying my cropped Bloomin’ Heart over the caddywompus panel (instead of under it). I’d like to strike that last statement – rather than saying “I may have cheated,” please consider that “I exerted my artistic license” when positioning the heart on the page. That sounds so much fancier, don’t you agree? Because of the intricate design of the heart, though, the panel shows through perfectly, so I think it fits perfectly with Maggie’s design. What do you think?
- Bucket of Lost Dreams. Back in 2012, I introduced you to my Bucket of Lost Dreams (you can see the original post here). When a project takes a sharp turn and I have pieces that never made it onto a card, they are tossed in a bucket near my stamping desk. The bucket is a good reference for a quick inspiration (why did I crop it or stamp it in the first place?) or for a quick card. I cropped this Blushing Bride heart during my club meeting a couple of weeks ago and showed them how to stamp this banner with the Bloomin’ Love stamp set and crop it with the Large Numbers Framelits. Those items sat in my Bucket of Lost Dreams until a new dream was found for them on this card. How sweet is that? It certainly made this card a quick one to pull together. 🙂
- Such Sweet Colors. I’ve shared this color combination before (or one very similar). I just LOVE the combination of Basic Gray and Crumb Cake. There’s something so preppy and clean about it. When I added Blushing Bride, my heart went pitter-patter, so I knew I needed to share this card with you. If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Bloomin’ Love Papers: Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Whisper White Inks: Archival Basic Gray Accessories: Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits, Large Numbers Framelits, Pearl Basic Jewels, 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.
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