Rae Harper-Burnet is this week’s Featured Designer at the Pals Paper Arts. She’s chosen Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Elegant Eggplant as the inspiration for this week’s challenge. While the colors have a distinctly Autumn appeal, I reached for May Flowers Framelits to create a clean and simple beauty. Here’s my card:
- May Flowers Framelits. The featured flower on this card is a Thinlits die from the May Flowers Framelits Dies. Although most of the dies coordinate with images from the Falling Flowers stamp set (available as a bundle!), I used one of the Thinlits here. Thinlits/Framelits? Throughout Stampin’ Up!’s current catalogs, we see a variety of Framelits and Thinlits. What’s the difference? I’ll give you a hint – you can’t always tell which is which by the name of the product in the catalog because many sets include both. Framelits are the dies that include the basic shape (or frame) of a stamped image, while Thinlits include lots of intricate details that can usually stand alone. In the May Flowers Framelits Dies (shown below), the two images in the top right and the flower in bottom left are Thinlits – the rest are Framelits. Although May Flowers is a “set of Framelits”, I used one of the Thinlits from the set.
- Grateful for You. Do you recognize this sentiment? You probably have it in your stamp collection – and SHOULD have it if you don’t. The sentiments is found in Remarkable You – if you wanted to guess, I hope you paused at the right time so I didn’t just give you the answer. I know how much you like a good challenge. 🙂 Anyway, I masked the first half of the sentiment (“and I’m so”) to leave me with “grateful for you.” Not only did the words give me the sentiment I needed for this card, but the bold fold works perfectly here. I stamped the sentiment in Archival Basic Black to ground these colors just a bit.
- Cropping the Banner. Framelits leave an impression in the paper from which an image is cut. Thinlits Dies don’t leave quite the same depth of impression on the “leftover piece” after you’ve cut it out. I cropped this 3/4″ strip of Whisper White and stamped the masked sentiment on the right side of the strip. I placed the flower die over the banner to cut out the flower. I used the Crushed Curry flower to perfectly line up the two sides of the strip. Such a quick-and-easy way to leave a great effect.
Stamp Sets: Remarkable You Papers: Thick Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Elegant Eggplant, Crushed Curry Inks: Archival Basic Black Accessories: May Flowers Framelits, Precision Base Plate, 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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