I’m so excited about all my new toys from the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog that I can hardly settle on which one I’m going to use next. Decisions, decisions – why must life be so difficult? The card I created for this week’s Red, White and Blue Color Challenge over at the Pals Paper Arts features three new items – Handcarved background stamp, Pictogram Punches stamp set and Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Red, White and Blue. From the start of this Red, White and Blue color challenge, I just knew I wanted to use the “You’re a star” sentiment from Pictogram Punches. I didn’t want to be blatantly patriotic, and I feel like this sentiment could easily be seen either way – it just depends on who you give it to. This keeps a bit of neutrality to this card so that the person who receives it can pick how they want to see it.
- Playing Around. I like to play around with papers, shapes and colors. By the end of a project, I’ll have a table full of snips and shapes in several colors. Each layer is cut in different colors so I can compare to decide what I like. I will use the paper at some point, so it doesn’t go to waste. Anyway, I knew I wanted to use Pictogram Punches, but it wasn’t until I was playing around with the sentiment that I would later decide that Handcarved would pair nicely. One is clean and bold while the other is a bit distressed (but still bold).
- Unheard of. The things I will do for my craft! Did you see the elephant in the room when studied my card? If you weren’t paying attention, you might have missed that this card includes a small piece of Red Glimmer Paper. That’s right, I used glimmer paper. I picked up a small piece of the paper (it’s stored in a container in the back corner of the Fungeon – the farthest distance it can get from my workstation). I punched the star with my Itty Bitty Accents star punch – and the rest was history.Stamp Sets: Handcarved, Pictogram Punches Papers: Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White Inks: Night of Navy Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Red Glimmer Paper, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Ovals Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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