Celebrating You with PPA211

I am in love with this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge:  Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White.  I am excited when a challenge limits us to either Whisper White or Very Vanilla.  It really adds that extra challenge to the project.  I had no problem with Whisper White here, as it’s the background color for Sweet Taffy – the Designer Series Paper that features Daffodil Delight.  Here’s my project for this week’s challenge:

Fabulous Four, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA211And here’s the banner for this week’s color challenge:PPA211Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Straighten It Out.  I love to play around with Designer Series Paper.  When a paper has straight lines, I like to position them on a project at a diagonal.  When a paper has diagonal lines…you guessed it (you’re so smart!)…I like to position them on a project horizontally or vertically.  It really gives a lot of options for each pattern of paper.  These stripes look completely different when positioned horizontally on this card.  Yippee!
  • Tiny Dimensionals.  These [randomly] scattered stars are really small.  I could have glued them down to blend in with the background, or I could have popped some of them up.  I would have liked either option just as much as popping them all up.  It was just a choice (again, yippee for options).  I had to really cut into the edges of my Stampin’ Dimensionals to get pieces small enough to back these stars – yet another reason to save those leftovers from the Dimensionals pack.
  • Let the Sentiment Breathe.  Again, options.  I could have layered a couple of stars on the clean, white oval where the sentiment lives.  I LOVE the font of this sentiment, so I decided to honor that white space and let the sentiment breathe a little bit.  I didn’t want my celebration of you to be crowded out by some unwanted or unnecessary stars.

This is a super-fun color combination, and I hope you’ll play along with us this week.  Please head over to the Pals Paper Arts site to check out the project by the other designers (I’ve seen them already, and you won’t be sorry).  🙂

Stamp Sets:  Fabulous Four  Papers:  Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper  Inks:  Night of Navy  Accessories:  Ovals Collection Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. You always rise to the challenge Brian! VERY striking card. Love it!

  2. This card is outstanding! I love everything about it! You exercised all your options perfectly (Yippee!) 🙂

  3. Awesome art! Wishing I can meet you next week. Hugs to you!

  4. Love the stars with the pearls and this is one of my favorite color combos. 🙂

  5. I always link these colors to summer. They look fresh and bright and happy ! I love all those baby stars floating around on your background . I agree that WW is the best to go with this combo . All together your card is a winner ! Well done , Capt. Creative !!

  6. I love the clean and simple lines (no pun intended) of this card. The fact that you come up with a new and exciting design every day just “Wows” me.

  7. Oh wow, another beauty by Brian, love it! Have you been hanging out with Ann Schach, Queen of Pearls? The pearls give these little stars some punch. Great card, thanks for sharing.

  8. Maria Rodriguez

    Love, love this very festive and beautiful card, this perfect little stars made me think I need to get my hands on that little punch pack!!! Love the pearls and the colors, thank you for sharing.

  9. Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White are such a GREAT trio! Brian, your card explodes with cheerfulness! It put such a huge smile on my face! The Sweet Taffy DSP has just moved up on my wish list! And those tiny pearl-studded stars are such a perfect way to showcase your focal sentiment. “Letting the sentiment breathe” was definitely the best design choice!

  10. Wow! Really like your combination – very striking. Great job!

  11. A very festive, fun card to celebrate someone! Love the colors and the stars! Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Cindie McDuffee

    Nice card and I love the colors, along with the 3 and 5 stars. 8 never looked that good before!

  13. This is a fun card, Brian, and I do love the stars popped up on dimensionals… glad you chose to do it that way.

  14. I really like your card today and love these colors. The card is simple and happy looking. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  15. Oh boy Brian – I really went “wacky doodle” over this card. The color combo is soothing and yet invigorating, the popped up stars remind me of the sky on a cold winters night when I want to reach up and touch them, the layout gives the feeling of movement around the stationary ovals and, of course, the sentiment is one of my favorites. I can’t think of an occasion this layout couldn’t be adapted for. Can you tell I really love this card? LOL

  16. Robbye Hamilton

    Super card, I really like how you met the color challenge. The DSP adds extra interest and I love the stars. Great job Brian

  17. Love the fresh look and clean design. A winner!

  18. I LOVE this card! I am nuts for stars, and I love what you did with them here.

  19. What an awesome card! Love the way you used the dsp and your star placement, worked out so well. Agree that we can sometimes crowd our sentiments a bit. Great card can’t wait to CASE 🙂

  20. Your cards are always so well balanced! Love this.

  21. Great composition, Brian. Love the addition of the stars!

  22. Love the stars with the pearls!

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