Katy McGloin is the Featured Designer over at Pals Paper Arts this week, and she’s has chosen a wonderful combination of colors that’s sure to fill the gallery with gorgeous cards. What’s not to love about Lost Lagoon, Old Olive and Calypso Coral? My first instinct was to reach for the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper – I knew that at least two of these colors were in those gorgeous patterns – and I’m glad I did. Here’s my card:
And here’s the banner for Katy’s fun color challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Pretty Petals. Please don’t forget about Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper. Yes, it was released last summer with the Annual Catalog, but this is a WONDERFUL time of year to buy it (or pull it out) and use it. The colors are fresh, and the patterns are sweet. I’ve really enjoyed using this paper – one of my all-time favorite cards (it can be seen here) uses this paper. With dark and light patterns, the options are endless.
- Breaking Up. I’ve said it over and over – and you can’t make me stop. I absolutely love the variety of beautiful sentiments in Suite Sayings, a new stamp set in the 2016 Occasions Catalog. One of my favorites says “thanks for being you.” What a wonderful thing to say to someone! I masked off the sentiment and broke it into two pieces (just a little tape can do the trick) – and I love how it looks side by side. There are endless options for creating unique sentiments with these sets.
- Added Border. I tried pulling Old Olive and Calypso Coral into the frames of the sentiment and card base, but they just seemed to fight with the base. In the end, I decided that green or coral pulled from the beauty of the central panel of Designer Series Paper, so I let Lost Lagoon do all the work. I added a thin layer of Very Vanilla between layers of Lost Lagoon to perfectly frame the panel of paper. Just what I wanted!
Stamp Sets: Suite Sayings Papers: Lost Lagoon, Very Vanilla, Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack Inks: Lost Lagoon Accessories: 1-3/4″ Circle punch, 2″ Circle punch, 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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