The colors for this week’s FabFriday challenge are So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz. These colors are soft a sweet – a perfect combination for Easter or a baby card. So, what did I do? I made a 90 degree turn and went in a different direction to make this super-simple, super-sweet card:
And here’s the challenge banner that inspired my creation:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Lanterns. I’ve loved this triplet of lanterns since the moment I first flipped through this year’s Annual Catalog. Not only are there three (there’s amazing balance in three), but there’s beautiful movement in these lights. The image, too, corresponds perfectly with the sentiment.
- Sketchy, Sketchy. I love the sketchy nature of these lanterns. Images that are not created with clean, straight lines lend themselves to snipping and paper piecing. You don’t have to cut perfectly or line the images up perfectly – that’s good news, right? 🙂 This is why I always paper piece the coffee cup from Perfect Blend. If you missed my video on paper piecing, check it out here.
- Simple Backdrop. You already know that I love to layer backgrounds on cards. This centerpiece, though, didn’t need it. I tried to reincorporate the yellow, pink or blue in a layer under the centerpiece, but they didn’t work. Why? Because they weren’t necessary. The panel with the lanterns worked well on its own. In the end, I was quite pleased with the Pear Pizzazz backdrop.
Stamp Sets: Today & Everyday Papers: Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Subtles Background Designer Series Paper Stack (Pear Pizzazz) Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Black Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the FabFriday site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s color challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!