This week’s PPA sketch is super-fun! An oval inside a rectangle inside a rectangle. Kinda’ sounds like a turducken, huh? 🙂 I knew I wanted to make a bright, Spring card for htis challenge, and I immediately knew what sentiment and image I would incorporate. I just didn’t know, at the time, which combination of papers and colors I’d use to complement my design. Here’s what I came up with:
- Images. Do you recognize this amazing sentiment and fun butterfly? It’s from Build a Bouquet, the photopolymer stamp set that accompanies the Build a Bouquet Simply Created Kit. There are some really great sentiments and images in this set – even if you don’t get the Simply Created Kit, you need this stamp set. Just sayin’. I made a video with one of the sentiments from this set – you can see it here.
- Balancing the Melon. I knew right away that I wanted a bright, colorful butterfly in the top, right corner of this oval. Since that was the only touch of pink (at the time), I knew I needed to balance the pink a bit on the card (I squinted and gave myself a nickel). I added the array of pearls (colored with Melon Mambo Blendabilities) to the bottom, left of this layer to partially offset the butterfly – but I intentionally didn’t want to pull attention away from it. The card might still be a little “butterfly heavy” on that side, but I’m OK with it because that’s the “pop” on this card. Know what I mean?
- Color Combination. A great combination of colors is vital to a beautiful card. I started with a piece of Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper in the background of this card but changed partway to this Background Designer Series Paper Stack. The colors from the Painted Blooms defined the colors I’d use here. If you like this combination, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Build a Bouquet Papers: Wild Wasabi, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White Inks: Blackberry Bliss, Melon Mambo, Stampin’ Blendabilities (Melon Mambo), Subtles Background Designer Series Paper Stack (Wild Wasabi) Accessories: Ovals Collection Framelits, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the PPA site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s sketch.
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