I don’t often double-up on card challenges by combining the elements of one challenge with the elements of another. I prefer to design each card especially for a specific challenge – AND since I post every day, this practice helps me to stretch things out so I can fill my seven days. 🙂 I couldn’t resist on this one, though. As I was working on my ideas for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge, my card naturally morphed into a card that works with this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. I made a couple of tiny changes to the layout, and I ended up with a card that works for both challenges. Yippee! So, there you have it. And now I will let you see my card:
Here’s the color combination for The Pals Paper Arts:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Make Each Card a Challenge. When I sat down to make a card for the PPA Color Challenge, I issued my own personal challenge – I decided I would use a stamp image I have never used. My fingers ran up and down my stamp sets, looking for that perfect image, and just seemed to just stop on Friendship Preserves. Errrrrt! The set seemed perfect for this color combination. I didn’t realize at the time that the shapes would work perfectly with the FMS challenge.
- Fun Layering. You’ve noticed I use a lot of layers in my cards, right? I just love the look of paper that’s perfectly placed over top of more paper. I created my band across the center of the card to coordinate with the brown band on the image. My Circle Collection Framelits allowed me to create a wonderful background for the Friendship Preserves image cropped from the Window Frames Framelits. I then layered the circles by adding one above the band and one below the band. This not only adds interest to the layers, but it allows me to minimize the boldness of the Pumpkin Pie paper in the design.
- Saving Paper. Once I cropped my background piece of Pumpkin Pie, I knew I would be covering most of it with a piece of paper from my Designer Series Paper Stack. I cropped my circle from that piece to save a little paper.
Stamp Sets: Friendship Preserves Papers: Baked Brown Sugar, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (Baked Brown Sugar) Inks: Versamark Ink Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Window Frame Collection Framelits, Circle Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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