I’m playing around with the NEW 2015-2017 In Colors today – and a NEW stamp set from the upcoming catalog. Oh, and a NEW Designer Series Paper Stack. Yippee! Today’s blog post is all-new – and I’m excited to share my project with you for this week’s PPA sketch. Here’s my card:
And here’s Nicole Watt’s super-fun sketch that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Follow the Pattern. I was a little taken aback by the layout of this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch. While I wasn’t sure how I’d recreate this zigzag pattern at the base of the front panel, I flipped through the patterns in Cherry on Top, a bright and cheery paper stack (6″ x 6″ pages) in the upcoming Annual Catalog. There were so many beautiful patterns to choose from, but THIS pattern seems made for this challenge. With a little strategic planning, I was able to recreate this zigzag in the patterns of the paper. Just my paper snips and a pattern. How cool is that? Take a look at my card to see how only one of the five columns of pattern is cut. Kismet! I layered the paper on a piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock and then snipped the base to move with the Cherry on Top paper. Perfection!
- Bordered Band. I tried and tried to create banners on the piece that rests beneath the sentiment. It was clashing with the pattern in the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack paper – and we can’t have that! I decided to hang the sentiment on a band with a flat top and base. To add a bit of interest, I snipped a piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock the same width of the band and just a wee bit longer to stick out above and below. That little pop of color really helps pull this card together – do you agree?
- Fair Warning. You are going to love this stamp set – I promise. There’s so much fun to be had with these sentiments and images. While the sentiment shown here is cropped with a circle punch, the sentiment itself is not a perfect circle (by design). That’s kinda’ charming, but without my warning, you would eyeball this over and over and over again, wondering why the punch was not perfect. The secret (as you now know) is that the stamp is the imperfect image. Check the bottom, right edge of the image. 🙂
New Products. As I mentioned in the opening of today’s blog post, this card is filled to the brim with new products. Yippee! You can’t order these just yet, but I wanted to share links to the items so you can take a look-see. 🙂
Stamp Sets: I Think You’re Great Papers: Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack, Watermelon Wonder, Tipi Top Taupe, Whisper White Inks: Watermelon Wonder Accessories: 2″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge at Pals Paper Arts.
Thanks for stopping by today!