Super-clean. Super-simple. That’s how I’d describe the bright and cheery card I’m sharing with you today. This week’s Pals Paper Arts Challenge offers a great sketch, and I needed to make a Congratulations card, so “yippee!” Here’s my card:
- Amazing You. Let’s skip right past the beautiful array of stars and the lovely colors for now. I want to talk about this sentiment. Do you recognize it? You already know I love sentiments, so you shouldn’t be surprised to know I pieced these together from a stamp set. I’ll tell you. I used You’re Wonderful, another photopolymer not-in-the-catalog set that was released last year. If you missed it, you should definitely check it out – perfect for coloring with Blendabilities or an Aqua Painter, but the sentiments are so flexible. Literally. Because the word “amazing” was photopolymer, I could straighten it out a bit on the block to remove the curve that’s present in the set. 🙂
- Color Combination. There are so many ways to create fun and interesting color combinations (I shared a video about that here). For this card, I pulled my color combination directly from Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper – and I couldn’t be happier with this combination of colors. If you like them, too, feel free to save this:
- Change it Up. My starting point for this card was the dotted pattern of paper from Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper. I knew I wanted to use these colors, and I knew I’d position those stars along this stripped of dotted paper (it’s the one that’s on the bottom of the left-most piece in the picture below). In the end, though, the pattern on the paper was just too busy for me to sit back and smile. I cropped a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock (I was getting warmer). When I remember the Painted Blooms had a piece of all-Daffodil paper, I knew I’d use that. So happy with the change.
Stamp Sets: You’re Wonderful, Be the Star Papers: Blackberry Bliss, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper Inks: Blackberry Bliss Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Stars Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the PPA site to see the cards by this week’s design team members and to play along with this week’s sketch.
Thanks for stopping by today!
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