A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, but a bird on a card is invaluable. It’s time for another color challenge from The Pals Paper Arts. Woo hoo! This week’s colors can be a bit tricky, but they can also be a bit wonderful. Summer Starfruit, Pool Party and Old Olive. I think any pair of the three look pretty great together, but the combination of the three is difficult. My goal was to minimize one of the colors (but still let it be a very important part of the project). Here’s my card:
And here’s the challenge banner from this week’s PPA challenge:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- A Smaller Platform. I wanted the bird to be the focus of this card. If I had placed it on a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card front, it would have been lost. I decided to create a smaller panel in the middle of the card front to give the bird its proper spotlight.
- On Off-Center Highlight. Is it a moon? Is it a sun? It doesn’t really matter – the Summer Starfruit circle highlights the bird on the corner of this panel. Rather than punch a 2-1/2″ Circle and then trim the sides off, I cropped the circle by letting the punch hang over the edges of the paper. When I positioned the circle on the panel, I didn’t line it up exactly with the edge, allowing for a little gap.
- Just Winging It. It’s just a small detail, but the wing of this bird was cropped from Et Cetera Designer Series Paper. I had been working with it when I had a different design concept in mind). To get the wing punched in the direction I wanted, I had to punch the opposite side of the DSP. Woo hoo for innovation and little waste. 🙂
Stamp Sets: Gifts of Kindness Papers: Old Olive, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Pool Party Inks: Old Olive Accessories: Bird Builder punch, Little Leaves Sizzlits, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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