The Pals Paper Arts team has a gorgeous color combination for us this week. Never would I have thought to pair Island Indigo, Gold and Whisper White, but I sure love how they look together. Not only did I use this opportunity to combine some gorgeous colors, but I was excited to use some new products from the Occasions Catalog and this year’s Sale-a-Bration items. Here’s today’s project:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Embossed Sentiment. When Gold is one of the color options, how could I NOT choose to emboss this “You Make Me Happy” sentiment? While it’s difficult to get a good photograph of the embossed sentiment, it’s both striking and easy to read in person. Because it doesn’t show up well in the first photo, I’m sharing a different view below. One more disclaimer – I was a good boy and used my Embossing Buddy, but the design of the stamp actually has speckles inside the words so they were (obviously) picked up in the embossed image.
- Banners in a Flash. Perfect Pennants is possibly my favorite stamp set in the Occasions Catalog – remember, these don’t have to be paired with banners to make a beautiful card. I also love the Banners Framelits Dies. Does it go without saying that I absolutely love the Perfect Pennants Bundle that combines the two? Whether you are layering the banners or just need a quick accent for a project, the Banners Framelits are an amazing accent. The small banners are cropped with the Banner punch (available in Sale-a-Bration).
- A Checkered Border. There are a lot of patterns on the front of the card – the polka dots, the gold, the tiny banners. With its diagonal pattern, I knew I wanted to use the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper on this card. I featured it in the background, though, which allowed all components to shine on this card.
Did you notice? I created a hanging banner on this card, but there’s not a strand of string to be found. Cool, huh?
Stamp sets: Perfect Pennants, Banner Blast Papers: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheet, Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper Inks: Island Indigo Accessories: Banner Framelits Dies, Banner punch, Mini Metallic Clothespins, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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