Today’s card is designed for the Pals Paper Arts 148 Color Challege. The colors selected for this challenge are gorgeous for any time of year, but they are especially beautiful for a close-to-Christmas challenge. The colors are Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler. I’ve also included a product from the 2013 Spring Catalog (active in January) – can you find it? Here’s my card:
Although I opted out of piano lessons in middle school, I will step out on a limb and tell you that the music in the background of this paper is not the score of a Christmas carol. Sure looks like it, though, when the Cherry Cobbler is applied to the background. Although I am not an ornithologist (that makes me sound a lot smarter than if I had said “bird scientist”), I will step out on a limb and tell you that the bird featured in the Bird Builder punch is not a partridge in a pear tree or a winter cardinal. Sure look like it, though, when it’s placed inside this oval shape. So, I guess there’s nothing Christmas-y about this card, but the colors sure bring it all together to say “Merry Christmas!”
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- The background paper. Did I just hear you say, “Where’s that background paper? I’ve never seen it before.” Well you have. It’s the Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper found on page 162 of the Annual Catalog. With a sponge and some Cherry Cobbler ink, I changed the entire look of this sheet. If you missed this technique the first time, check out my original post here.
- Did you see it? Were you able to point out the Sneak Peek item from the 2013 Spring Catalog? It’s not the paper, it’s not the bird punch, it’s not the branch. By process of elimination, guess again. That’s right! It’s the oval. That’s not the oval punch. In the Spring Catalog, Stampin’ Up! is introducing a collection of Oval Framelits. There are some beautiful DSPs coming your way and some really cool stamp sets, but the Oval Framelits are pretty great.
Paper: Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper Ink: Cherry Cobbler Accessories: Ovals Collections Framelits (sneak peek), Bird Builder Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Pop on over to the Pals Paper Arts site to see the other cards – and to submit one of your own.