I’m excited to share today’s card. When I first read that the colors chosen for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge were Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding, I was a bit shaken. WIth three pastels, how could I create a card with any punch? Well, I think I did, and here it is:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Stamp-a-ma-jig yourself a DSP. When I was selecting papers with the colors from the challenge, I kept coming back to the polka dot paper from the Designer Series Paper Stack and was having a hard time pairing up a DSP design with the polka dots. What to do? What to do? I decided to make my own Designer Series Paper by stamping “It’s a Boy” over and over and over, lining up the sentiment with my Stamp-a-ma-jig.
- Creating a pattern with the sentiments. Rather than line up the rows of sentiment right on top of each other, I decided to offset the rows slightly. I stamped the bottom row first, then the next row up. Ooops! I messed up and stamped the second line right over top of the first one, lined up precisely with the sentiments under it. So much for offsetting! I decided to pair the lines – two lined up, two offset, two lined up. Phew! Saved.
- Candy Dots. Man, I love these things! When I was done with my card, I needed something to balance it all out. With the simple addition of three candy dots (peal-stick, peal-stick, peal-stick), my card was complete. Brads wouldn’t have been so easy to add at last minute.
Stamp Sets: Zoo Babies, A Dozen Thoughts Inks: Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe Papers: Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Very Vanilla, Designer Series Paper Stack Accessories: Scallop Circle punch, Circle punch, Circles Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Candy Dots
How sweet is this card? I love the rhino, and I am happy with the background paper I created with the sentiment – but let’s be honest. This card would be nothing were it not for the colors selected by The Pals Paper Arts team.
Please click over to The Pals Paper Arts challenge page to see the other inspiration cards from the Resident Artists and to submit your own card for this awesome challenge.
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