The Paper Players have issued a really fun color challenge this week – a combination of Midnight Muse, Crisp Cantaloupe and Gold. What fun! Why is it so fun? The challenge also allows me to mark a few items off my “to use” list. Let’s hear it for using the supplies we have. Woo hoo!
Here’s my card for this week’s challenge:
And here’s the banner for Nance Leedy’s challenge:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- A Masculine Valentine. I purchased Hello Sailor when the Occasions Catalog launched in January. While I have every intention of using the cute images in the set (the whale, the boat wheel, the anchor), I have been puzzled by the sentiments. Sonny and I talked this weekend and both agreed that “Hello, Sailor” and “You’re My Best Mate” are tricky sentiments to use – you really have to use them for just the right person at the right time. After our conversation, I was itching to use this sentiment – you know I like a challenge. 🙂
- A Splash of Gold. I added gold to this card with the Fancy Foil Designer Vellum and the little splashes (another nautical reference) of gold on the sides of the sentiment. This was a little trick I learned at Leadership in January – I took a strand of Gold Baker’s Twine and separated the gold foil strand from the white twine. I wadded them up and let them shine like little strands of tinsel.
- The Colors. When I first saw the color challenge, I was skeptical I could make these colors work together. After Saturday’s [very exciting] debacle, I would have stayed away from Crisp Cantaloupe, but The Paper Players declared it so. Either way, I minimized the use of Crisp Cantaloupe to let the blue and gold shine. I used the chevron pattern from the 2012-2014 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack to resemble the waves on which your sailor friend would be sailing.
Stamp sets: Hello Sailor Papers: Midnight Muse, Crisp Cantaloupe, Fancy Foil Designer Foil Vellum (Gold), 2012-2014 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (Midnight Muse) Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Gold Baker’s Twine, Banner punch (Sale-a-Bration), Stampin’ Dimensionals
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A Busy Week. Tomorrow is the monthly Pals Blog Hop tomorrow, so my blog entry will be posting a half-hour later than normal. Thursday is a Pals Paper Arts challenge, and Friday marks my debut with The FabFriday Design Team. Woo hoo!
Come join me in Atlanta! On Friday I posted an invitation for you to join me in Atlanta on February 16 at 2:00. I’m hosting a Tools of the Trade workshop, where I’ll give a quick crash course in some of Stampin’ Up!’s most popular tools. Click on the flyer below to see more: