Woo hoo! I’ve got another square card for you today. I know, I know. When the Fungeon starts churning out square cards, it’s nearly impossible to turn them off. They just keep coming – one right after the other. This is the last in the series of square cards for this week. This card was created for The Pals Paper Arts color challenge (Blushing Bride, Rose Red and Basic Gray). Here’s my card:
And here’s the color challenge banner from The Pals Paper Arts:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Repetition of Borders. The layout of this card is really quite simple – one panel with a sentiment along the side. To add a little intrigue, I repeated the stacking of layers from the outside of the card with the stacking of layers around the panel on the inside of the card. From the outside-in, the colors repeat in the same order as the outside.
- Stamp Off. I just love this stamp set. It’s so flexible to make soft and gentle lanterns or bright and cheery lanterns. I chose to “stamp off” my Basic Gray and Rose Red lanterns once before stamping on the cardstock. (“Stamp off” means you ink up the stamp, stamp it once or twice on scratch paper and then stamp the image on the cardstock.) This gives a lighter look to the lanterns, allowing them to be imperfectly stamped. I stamped the repeated sentiment along the side of the lanterns as such (moving from the bottom to the top): Basic Gray, Rose Red, Rose Red (stamped off once), Blushing Bride, Blushing Bride (stamped off once), Blushing Bride (stamped off twice).
- A Snidge of Ribbon. You already know I like threes (three strings of lanterns), but are you familiar with my thoughts about grounding images? I might sometimes leave sentiments dangling in the middle of a cardfront, but I mostly like to “hang” them off something. There’s not a lot of space between the panel and the edge of the cardfront, so there’s just a snidge of Blushing Bride ribbon peeking out of the top and bottom of the panel, but it certainly does ground the panel, don’t you think? It makes a difference – even if it’s just a snidge.
I am also entering today’s card in The Card Concept challenge – to monochromatic pink. The shades of pink really work well together on this card.
Stamp Sets: Happy Congratulations, Fabulous Phrases Papers: Basic Gray, Rose Red, Whisper White Inks: Basic Gray, Rose Red, Blushing Bride Accessories: 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon (Blushing Bride), Stampin’ Dimensionals
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