I hopped right to Easter for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge. Lynn Hoyt is this week’s Featured Designer at PPA, and she chose Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride and Night of Navy for this week’s challenge. Love it! I drew inspiration from Lynn and Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog to finish my Springy card. Here’s my card:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- From a Wreath to a Beautiful Arrangement. The sweet spray of flowers behind the focal sentiment is actually a wreath from Circle of Spring, a stamp set that was introduced in the 2016 Annual Catalog. The wreath, bow and flower all coordinate with the Wondrous Wreath Framelits. Yay! This set may have been overlooked because we were just past Spring when the set arrived – if you don’t have it, this is the best time to add it to your collection. Great sentiments, too!
- Additional Green Space. As I was sitting down to assemble all the components of my card, I had everything matted, framed and centered on my card front. With all the pink and blue, though, I needed some more green. Argh. What to do, what to do?! I decided to add a little panel of Pear Pizzazz cardstock (3″ x 4″) beneath the main layer to create two little tabs on either side of the middle square. Not only does this add color, but the panel helps to ground the center square. It’s a two-fer. Yay!
- Borders Abound. The Night of Navy borders around the square elements of this card were defined by the border around the circle in the middle. While I typically go for thin, tiny frames, but the 1/4″ difference between the two circles creates a thicker border that I repeated on the other two Night of Navy elements. The consistent framing creates a repetition that’s (in my opinion) pleasing to the eye. Here’s a recap of all the measurements of this card:
Stamp Sets: Circle of Spring Papers: Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White Inks: Archival Basic Black, Night of Navy, Stampin’ Write Markers (Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride) Accessories: 1-1/2″ Circle punch, 1-3/4″ 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.
Thanks for stopping by today!