I’m thrilled to be hosting this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge – PPA307. What fun! I selected a combination of colors that could easily be used to make a patriotic card (Independence Day is just around the corner!). Still, I didn’t go the patriotic route for this card. With Night of Navy, Pool Party and Real Red as the base colors, here’s my card for this week’s challenge:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Layering Love with Sweet & Sassy. I adore the sentiments and images in Layering Love, the stamp set I used for this “live, laugh, love” sentiment. Each one of the sentiments in the set pairs with one of the new Layering Framelits (circles, ovals, squares and hearts). I used one of the Sweet & Sassy Framelits (hearts) to crop this sentiment.
- Enhanced White Embossing. Veramark is a great slow-drying ink that is perfect for heat embossing – the Stampin’ Emboss Powder sticks perfectly to the ink. If you are embossing with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and want to make sure you get a super-clean image, stamp with Whisper White Craft Ink (slow-drying pigment ink) and sprinkle your powder of that. It’ll help to ensure there are fewer white spots on your image.
- Think Ahead. When assembling the layers of a card, it’s important to consider every step along the way before you start gluing everything down. Here’s an example, I snipped the Night of Navy and Pool Party strips just a little bit longer than I needed them to be so that I could glue them down to the Whisper White base and then snip them off for a quick-and-easy-and-clean band. With that in mind, it was important for me to complete that step before gluing the Whisper White panel to the Real Red panel beneath it – it would have been a lot harder to snip along the white panel’s edges if the red panel was already there. You’re welcome! 🙂
Stamp Sets: Layering Love Papers: Pool Party, Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White Inks: Whisper White Craft Accessories: Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Won’t you 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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