One Who Finds a Faithful Friend: PPA179 Color Challenge

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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  1. {gasp!} You’r amazing! Look at this precious card all full of Designer Paper, Layers and Color!! This reminds me of a little girls bedroom with the yellow wall paper and her purple accents on the bedding. Pinning! This card makes me Smile! 🙂

  2. Stunning!!


  3. yes, those colours hit the spot with me. Love what you’ve done with them. Very nice

  4. Laurie Burns Gachewicz

    What you created for this color challenge is beautiful Brian!!! The bold DSP pattern frames your flower and sentiment in a lovely way!!! The corner rounding is a nice touch too!!! 🙂

  5. Wow ! This color combo is not one I would normally choose …but, you nailed it . Everything about this card is “Eye Candy”….. I LAVA (sorry …left over from yesterday) this card !!

  6. Ohhh!! This is lovely!!! I also never would have come up with this color combination, I love the little flowers, they really pop with those sweet Candy Dots and they kind of look like the DSP in the background. I love the sentiment, it’s so true. I have found awesome friends through this wonderful craft, friends that I treasure and love. Thank you Brian, for sharing this beautiful card.

  7. Interesting color challenge but you did a great job with it! Love the way you used the starbursts. Beautiful card!

  8. Oh how everything is just pulled together wonderfully. I especially like how the Rich Razzleberry isn’t taking over the other colors. I do love the richness of Razzleberry but I think it can be too much at times. Not this time. How true the sentiment is. A very lovely card indeed.

  9. You ROCKED another one Brian. I love your card….I love the layout, the choice of DSP, the way the shape of the flower mimics the shape in the DSP background…love it all!

  10. Brian, Brian, Brian! This is definitely a knock-your-socks-off creation. I don’t even want to call it a card because it’s a work of art! When I read your thought process as you explain your cards I often wonder how so much talent has been given to one person. Can you tell I love this card?

  11. Perfection! Love the rounded corners!

  12. As a CASE-type crafter, I’m always inspired by your talent for design and combinations of colors and patterns!

  13. I have a crush on this Crushed Curry colored card!! Love it! 🙂

  14. Another stunning card, Brian!

  15. This card is beyond beautiful! If you send this card to someone, I have no doubt they will frame it because it truly is a “work of art.”

  16. Simply gorgeous!

  17. it’s loverly!

  18. Well done Brian; so much thought went into this card; I appreciate your tips (always!) 🙂

  19. This card is lovely Bian – truly inspired. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Apologies Brian – just seen my typo!

  21. Brian, you really have a gift for choosing design elements that coordinate so well. And your precision matting always makes your designs pop. You rocked the Color Challenge!

  22. Love that sentiment and the whole card is just great! 🙂

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