Pals Paper Arts received a facelift this week – OK, maybe it was a nip there and a tuck here, but she seems to have a whole new attitude. The site has been updated with a new look and some upcoming changes that are sure to please.
Before I tell you, can you guess which colors are the inspiration for this challenge? Oh! You are good! You are reeeeeaaaal good! You got all three right, and I don’t know how you do it!
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- Where do you want your focus? Something’s got to shine in each card. Seems like the natural choice here, but I wanted my Melon Mambo hearts to be the stand-out in this crowd. Basic Black and Basic Gray are only at the party to make Melon Mambo shine, but don’t tell them that (I don’t like to hurt anyone’s feelings).
- That fresh, layered look. This card is anchored by a bold, gray stripe down the center of this card. Instead of just cropping the hearts and layering them on top of the gray banner, I cropped the negative heart (in the gray stripe) with my Hearts Collection Framelits and cropped the Melon Mambo hearts with a size smaller from the same framelits. The white hearts, layered on top of the pink hearts, are punched with the Small Heart punch.
- Optical illusion. I love the way the negative heart creates a fluidity with the white card stock. This wasn’t part of my plan, but if you stare at the full card, your eyes will complete other side of the heart. It’s not there, but if you stare long enough, you’ll see a little white heart, a larger pink heart and then a larger white heart. Kinda cool, huh?
Stamp sets: One in a Million Papers: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Melon Mambo, Whisper White Inks: Melon Mambo Accessories: Hearts Collection Framelits, Small Heart punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Check out the other designs for this color challenge at Pals Paper Arts.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Tomorrow. Tomorrow is my big debut as a guest designer over at the Paper Players. I’m so happy with the card I created and hope you’ll come back tomorrow to check it out!