Perhaps my favorite sentiment in the current Annual Catalog is found in From My Heart. It’s not the most popular sentiment in the set (maybe because it’s not accompanied by a cool shape or image). It’s just a simple statement that really says it all: I’d rather do NOTHING with you that SOMETHING with anyone else. I love it, but until today, I had yet to use it.
I wanted to incorporate this sentiment in my PPA sketch challenge this week – even before I saw the layout. Turns out it worked just fine. Margaret Moody’s done it again! She’s created a great sketch for another great Pals Paper Arts Challenge. Although this card sketch has many, many elements, it’s still a perfect sketch for a clean and simple card. Here’s my design:
Here’s Margaret’s sketch:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- Don’t be afraid of your blender pen. So many people are afraid of watercoloring and painting with their blender pens. Why? It’s so easy! Here’s how I colored the flowers in this project:
1. I stamped the flower in Basic Gray.
2. With the stamp pad closed, I pressed the back of the stamp pad lid in the center with my thumb. This presses the inside of the lid onto the pad so that a little bit of ink gathers in the lid.
3. I opened the stamp pad and dipped my blender pen into the pooled ink. Pulling from the center of the flower to the outside with every stroke, I painted all the flowers. Completely fill each flower with a light color.
Note: Be careful to limit the number of times you color over an image with the Blender Pen. It’s very easy to saturate the Whisper White or Very Vanilla card stock, creating a “pilled” effect that’s not very pretty.
Stamp sets: Bordering on Romance, From my Heart Inks: Basic Gray, Primrose Petals, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi Papers: Basic Gray, Primrose Petals, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party Accessories: 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon,Stripes Embossing Folder, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Pearl Basic Jewels, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Thanks for joining me today!
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