This week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge (PPA179) features three very different colors: Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry. I initially thought this combination of colors would knock me down – however could I combine them into a beautiful card? – but I really had a lot of fun with them. I started my search for inspiration by flipping through my Designer Series Paper Swatchbooks to see which pages showcase these colors. I found a piece of Afternoon Picnic that showcases Crushed Curry and Very Vanilla, so I started there. Here’s my project:
And here’s the banner for this week’s Pals Paper Arts Challenge:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Maximizing the Effect of the Background Paper. I really like this paper, but it was difficult for me to cut into these sunburst-like circles – they’re just so beautiful. I figured out that I could get a square of 5 bursts on either side (a total of 25 circles) to fit perfectly on a 6″ x 6″ card. By covering the 9 circles in the middle with a square panel that fit right over them, I allowed the circles to perfectly frame the focal point of the card.
- Layering the Sentiment. I stamped this sentiment in Rich Razzleberry and then carefully snipping it close to the border. I cropped a piece of Crumb Cake card stock with the same shape from Apothecary Accents – another perfect frame on this card.
- Pattern Repetition. As I held this piece of DSP in my hand, trying to determine how I would complement this design, I came across the floral image from World Treasures. It’s not an exact replica of sunburst circles on the paper, but it does appear to repeat the resemble it. A few Crushed Curry Candy Dots complete the look.
Stamp sets: World Treasures Inks: Rich Razzleberry Papers: Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla Accessories: 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (Crumb Cake), Regals Candy Dots (Crushed Curry), Stampin’ Dimensionals
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