It’s Thursday, and that means one thing – it’s time for a Pals Paper Arts Challenge. Woo hoo! For this week’s color challenge, the team selected Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe and Summer Starfruit. While this combination was truly a challenge for me (I worked tirelessly to make these colors work together), I am so happy with result. Without this challenge, I would have never made this card. Here’s my card:
And here’s the challenge banner:Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Color Combination. Each of these colors is very beautiful (you really can’t go wrong with any of Stampin’ Up!’s colors), but together, these three colors have groovy attitude. The combination of these three colors reeks of the 1970’s, doesn’t it? I think of avocado countertops and yellow Tupperware containers. The ovals and chevrons and flower all play into the flower child theme.
- Repeating Shapes. Did you notice how perfectly lined up the patterns are in the chevron paper? Here’s what I did: I cut two rectangle pieces from the Summer Starfruit and Early Espresso DSP paper stacks (same size, same corner of the paper). I then cropped an oval from the center of the Early Espresso piece. I added Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the back of the cropped piece and then glued it down. The liquid glue doesn’t dry immediately, so I was able to slide it a little to make sure it was perfectly lined up. Yipee!
- A Little Overlap. When I stamped the center oval, I knew I wanted my flower to slightly overlap the oval a bit. It cuts into the oval-oval-oval-oval combination of shapes and adds character to the center image. I simply stamped the flower on Crisp Cantaloupe card stock and on Summer Starfruit card stock. I snipped them and added them to the finished card.
Stamp sets: Oh, Hello! Papers: Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Designer Series Paper Stacks (Early Espresso and Summer Starfruit) Inks: Early Espresso Accessories: Ovals Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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