This week’s Pals Paper Arts challenge features a great sketch from Patti MacLeith. Her great sketch has a big circle inside the top part of the sketch – and I wasn’t, at first, sure how to fill that space. Faced with this fun challenge, I flipped through all my stamps until I landed on You’ve Got This, a wonderful set that was first revealed with the new catalog this year. I’ve been sharing a lot of florals this week (not my typical go-to for a card), so I figured I could just keep up that theme. Here’s my card:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper. Although the printed catalog says the Perfectly Artistic Paper is only offered through February 15, there’s still quite a bit of it to be earned (during Sale-a-Bration, you can select this paper as your gift with a $50 purchase). Yippee! There are TWELVE colors featured in this paper of marbled and watercolored prints. I used the watercolored piece of Soft Sky to create a beautiful texture in the background panel AND on the flower.
- Fun Coloring. Don’t you love the beautiful texture on this flower? It was stamped on the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper and snipped out. I added a little color to the stamen with my So Saffron Stampin’ Write Maker. That’s it! I stamped the image on again on Pear Pizzazz cardstock and snipped out the flower’s stem and leaves to pair with the snipped flower.
- Color Combination. I love how the softness of Soft Sky reacts to the darkness of Basic Black in this card. Together, they are an unstoppable duo – they don’t seem like they’d get along, but they really play well together. If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: You’ve Got This, Picture Perfect Papers: Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper (Soft Sky), Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Basic Black Inks: Archival Basic Black, Stampin’ Write Marker (So Saffron), VersaMark Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies, 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!