Welcome to another “episode” of I Pinned It, Let’s Do It, where I feature my take on a cool project I pinned on Pinterest. It’s my way of actually DOING something with those pinned items. I’m also a regular in The Pals Paper Arts challenges, so today I am giving you a mix’em up to give you two challenges in one. Let’s start with the card and follow with the details:
The color challenge (if you can’t figure it out from the image above) is to create a card with Primrose Petals, Pool Party and Real Red. The first thing I thought of (and I’m sure we’ll see a lot of it in this color challenge) is More Amore Designer Series Paper. These are the principal colors featured in the paper, so what a great starting point!
You might not be able to tell from the photograph of today’s card, but I’ve actually braided the background paper (I used two 1/2″ strips of More Amore and two 1/2″ strips of Very Vanilla for each of the three braided panels in the card. I then alternated the panels and snipped them (lots of careful measuring there) to make a chevron with the braided papers. Here’s a link to the tutorial that brilliantly shows how to braid paper – who’da thunk it?
Because the background paper is so “busy” and because I wanted to ensure that the chevron background would be the focust of the card, I created a simple and relatively bold sentiment. To really shake up the card world, I placed the sentiment in the bottom, left corner of the card. Way to really stir up a controversy, Brian!
Stamp sets: Ciao, Baby Papers: Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla, Pool Party, More Amore Inks: Primrose Petals Accessories: Full Heart punch, Petite Curly punch
Please click here to see the other Pals Paper Arts challenge entries or to enter your own creation in the challenge.
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Valentine’s Day One-for-One Card Swap. Have you received your swap card yet? If not, then hold tight because they are on their way. I shared one of them yesterday (see it here), and I’ll be sharing a handful more tomorrow. Check them out and stop by to let your fellow swapees know how much you love their creations!