I am in awe of this week’s color combination for The Paper Players. When I first saw the color’s for Ann’s challenge (Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Always Artichoke), I was concerned I wouldn’t be able to start. How could I even begin to make these colors look good together? As I sat down to make this card, though, the colors seemed to blend well. All of the Design Team cards are beautiful, so I suppose I shouldn’t have been such a Doubtful Dan from the start. Here’s my card:
And here’s this week’s challenge banner for Ann’s color challenge:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- A Secret (Garden). I knew right away that I wanted to use the flower from Peaceful Petals and the sentiment from So Very Grateful. I also knew I wanted to place the flower in the center of this square. Oops! No can do – the stem on this flower is short. How could I extend the stem? Simple. There’s a stem in Secret Garden that would pair well with this flower.
- A Unique Banner. I like the look of a layered banner, and it’s really easy to achieve. I cropped a Coastal Cabana banner from the Banners Framelits and then cropped a smaller banner in Whisper White, Calypso Coral and Always Artichoke, layering them really close to one another. I popped this collection of banners off the right hand side of the Coastal Cabana banner.
- Texture, Texture, Texture. I’ve always said that texture is important on a card, right? This card doesn’t have very much texture, but it has a bit of faux texture. The outside panel of paper is the Epic Day This & That Designer Series Paper. While there’s not enough paper here to tell that it features a map, there’s enough texture on this paper to add interest. The Hardwood background stamp adds a nice appearance of texture to the center of card. The banner and snipped flower also add texture.
Stamp sets: Peaceful Petals, So Very Grateful, Hardwood Papers: Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Epic Day This & That Designer Series Paper Inks: Always Artichoke Accessories: Banners Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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