I created today’s project for the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge. Here’s the sketch from a very talented (and sweet) person, Margaret Moody, that inspired my card:
Here’s my card:
I bought a boat load of Be of Good Cheer the minute it was available for purchase. I was certain I would use tons of it in projects over the first couple of months. This is the first! It’s not Be of Good Cheer’s fault, though. I tucked him safely in my DSP box, waiting for the right project. Be of Good Cheer is versatile, colorful and full of cheer, but I had neglected him.
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- Make a chevron pattern with striped paper. The thought first popped into my mind about 4:30 am on Sunday morning – use the candycane striped paper in Be of Good Cheer DSP to make a chevron! When I sat down to create this look, I cut two 1″ strips of DSP, trimmed them to 4″ each and then wisely flipped two of them upside down to make a chevron. Nope! Didn’t work. What I soon realized is that I needed to cut a 1″ strip off one side of the paper and then cut another 1″ strip from the perpindicular side of the page. Line the patterns up, and snip your 4″ pieces. You just made a chevron!
- Don’t be afraid of the blank space. There’s a large space of Very Vanilla card stock left below the words “a Very Merry Christmas to You.” Somewhere deep inside my soul, I wanted to add some brads or diamonds or pearls to fill that space. I couldn’t add ribbon, I couldn’t move the tree, I couldn’t permanently place my finger over the open space. I restrained my desire to add. And this card is all the better for it. The chevron pattern is the eyeball-drawer of this card, so it’s nice to have some open space, don’t you think?
Stamp sets: Scentsational Season, More Merry Messages Papers: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper Inks: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler Accessories: Holiday Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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