Hip Hip Hooray for Pals Paper Arts

Last week was the 200th challenge from The Pals Paper Arts.  That means that this week is the 201st challenge.  Woo hoo!  This week’s sketch was easy for me to pull together.  It all started with Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper.  The rest is history – maybe “history” is a little much.  Why don’t I just say “the rest happened” – I’ll just say that.  The rest happened.

Here’s my card for this week’s challenge:

Hip Hip Hooray Kit, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA201And here’s the challenge banner by Nicole Watt:PPA201 April 24Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Painting the Stamp.  This stamp from the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit is the perfect image for painting with a marker.  The image is intentionally rough (and I’m not great at painting on stamps with markers), so it’s perfect to hide my flaws.  Simply paint on, huff the stamp with a wet breath and stamp away.  Yipee!
  • A Tiny Border. When I layered the Circles Collection Framelit cutout over the 2-1/2″ Circle punch, a very thin border was created.  Nice!  I decided to repeat this thin border around some of the other elements on the card.
  • A Sketch Component Substitution.  Once I had all the components of this card completed, I couldn’t make the band to the left of the center piece work.  I tried, but no cigar.  I decided to pay homage to the left band by adding three Crushed Curry stars along the left of the center piece.  The sketch components are met – and the card is in balance.  Is there anything better in all the world?

Stamp Sets:  Hip Hip Hooray (from Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit)  Papers:  Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Whisper White, Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper  Inks:  Stampin’ Write Markers (Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry)  Accessories:  Floral Frames Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over the The Pals Paper Arts to see the other projects by the Design Team.

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  1. Hi Brian, Love the boldness of the card, great choice with the layout. 🙂

  2. Definitely BOLD! Great colors! Love how you did the background paper!

  3. Colors ! This is a great birthday card . It just shouts Happy ! I like your the three little stars for your border ….just the right touch for this combo. I forget to use Crushed Curry …. I am going to try and use it more . Thanks for reminding me .
    BTW …my swap card came yesterday …..love it ! I will give the creator a shout out tomorrow !!!

  4. Oooooo the background paper is perfectly done!

  5. Love the colors, love the way you cut the paper and matched the stripes. I had not thought of that. Good talking to you, well not exactly talking— more like texting LOL

  6. This card just makes me “happy” to look at it!! I love what you’ve done with this layout challenge! I also love the bold colors! This card is totally “awesome”! 🙂

  7. This Birthday card is indeed HAPPY, the colors convey this message perfectly. Great substitution for the border on the left, those little stars really complement the design wonderfully.

  8. Brian, a beautiful card today, as always. The colors are beautiful together and just love your stars. It does create a perfect balance.

  9. What a happy, bright and colorful card! I love the little stars. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Hi Brian:

    How you ever so perfectly piece striped paper to match so perfectly just amazes me. I’ve tried but never end up with a “Brian” card, usually just a “mismatch” card. LOL Fab job as always.

  11. Gorgeous says it ALL!!

  12. Love it Brian! Reminds me of an old fashioned Ice Cream Parlor! Yum!

  13. Wow! What a bold beautiful card with awesome design…love it!

  14. WOW!!!! Absolutely love the bold colors!!! I smiled as soon as I saw it!!! Happy, happy card!!!

  15. LOVE your color and DSP choices…very cool & funky.

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  17. This card stopped me in my tracks on my traditional Pinterest-scroll!!!

    You are a genius!!!

    {I think I may have said that before} 🙂

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