With this week’s Color Challenge for the Pals Paper Arts (Pacific Point, Real Red and Silver), it would be really easy to go “patriotic.” You know I like a challenge, so I went in a different direction. It’s not that I’m unpatriotic (that’s certainly not the case), but I decidedly stayed clear of flags and stars to see if I could have fun with these colors while also staying clear of the just-past July 4 holiday. Here’s my card:
- Horizontal Stripes. These horizontal stripes aren’t found in any Designer Series Paper. I wanted horizontal, so I cut into the diagonally-striped Pacific Point paper from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack. I love the band I created to showcase this super-fun sentiment.
- White Embossing. The sentiment from Happy Notes is a negative space image – the rubber from the stamp picks up ink on the entirety of the image EXCEPT for the words – the words are carved deeper into the rubber surface. I stamped this image with VersaMark on Real Red Paper and covered it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The red words result – yippee! – and a thin red border pops out when it’s cropped with the Lots of Labels Framelits. I repeated a thin, red border around the front panel to mimic this red border around the sentiment.
- A Shiny Base. I love when a card challenge prompts me to do something I would have never done on my own. The addition of the silver foil prompted me to make a fun border around the sentiment with the foil and the Lots of Labels Framelit Dies. I created a base border of silver foil between the base of the card and the front panel. The silver foil doesn’t “do” a lot, but it sure adds to the overall appeal of the card.
Stamp Sets: Happy Notes Papers: Pacific Point, Real Red, Silver Foil, Brights Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (Pacific Point) Accessories: Lots of Labels Framelit Dies, White Stampin’ Emboss Power, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to The Pals Paper Arts challenge site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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