Today is my first day as a Resident Designer with The Pals Paper Arts. Woo hoo! The PPA is now split into two design teams, which will allow PPA to present weekly challenges – and, thus, weekly winners. Can you stand it?! This week’s color challenge (PPA163) is rich and regal. It’s beautiful and classic. It’s Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse and Very Vanilla. There are many ways to go with a color combination like this – I shared “patriotic” a couple of times last week as we approached July 4. This week I kept my card as clean and classy as this beautiful color combination:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- Repeating borders. If you’ve followed my posts for a while, you know that my Type-A senses really love to see a border repeated. It’s the accountant in me. There are lots of ways to mix this up, though. The outside border of this card consists of Cherry Cobbler, followed by Midnight Muse. While you only see a border of Cherry Cobbler around the fish, there IS a border of Midnight Muse. I sponged a light border of Midnight Muse around the center piece on this card.
- Creating light in water. As I was adding texture to the center piece on this card, I searched for different ways to create the look of water. I sponged a piece. I added some dimension with Crystal Effects. I tried to leave it alone. Nothing worked. THEN, it slapped me in the face! I could use the center image (below) from Gorgeous Grunge to create the look of light in water behind the fish. Score!
- Stamp off five times. The spray of coral is definitely a background piece on this card. I didn’t want it to stand out too much with a dark, deep Cherry Cobbler. That’s where “stamping off” comes in handy. If you are new to this craft – “stamping off” is when you ink up a stamp and then stamp it once or twice on scrap paper before stamping it onto your project. I think I stamped the coral off four times before stamping it onto the piece you see here.
Stamp Sets: By the Tide, A Dozen Thoughts, Gorgeous Grunge Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse Papers: Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
Please visit Pals Paper Arts to see the creations by the other team members and to submit a card of your own to the challenge.
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