Because of this past weekend’s incredible event, my time to create new projects has been limited. Using my time wisely, though, I planned my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge while sitting in traffic – we do a lot of that in Atlanta. 🙂 I knew that Stampin’ Up!’s kraft-colored Corrugated Paper would look wonderful with these Fall-appropriate colors (Hello Honey, Old Olive and Soft Suede) – and that’s all I needed to get started. When I stood to my desk to make the card, I already knew what I’d make, so I was able to pull together the card in a jiffy. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Concentrated Images. I still have a soft space in my heart for For All Things, a Fall-themed stamp set that debuted in last year’s Holiday Catalog. I was happy to see it in this year’s Annual Catalog and am thrilled to use it more frequently now that it’s starting to feel like Fall. I inked up the watercolor wash image, spray of leaves and sentiment (each in one of the three colors from this challenge) and created a little collage in the center of my Very Vanilla card front. The rest of the card continued the color theme, but the focal collage is my gravy.
- Instant Texture. Have you used the Corrugated Paper that debuted in the 2015 Annual Catalog? There’s no easier way to add instant texture to a project. I knew it would highlight my Fall-themed panel nicely, so I cropped out a piece of it and swiped my Soft Suede ink pad over top of it. The Soft Suede added a deeper accent of color to the kraft colored paper.
- Vellum Overlay. You know I love layers on my cards, right? I really wanted another layer here, but I certainly didn’t want to block you from the beauty of the Corrugated Paper. What to do, what to do? When I cropped out a piece of our White Vellum Cardstock, I knew this was the perfect solution. This translucent layer allows you a glimpse of the textured paper beneath. Our White Vellum Cardstock (found on page 148 of the Annual Catalog) is thick enough to stand on it’s own. I added glue to the back of the front panel of the card to add it to the velum. I then added Stampin’ Dimensionals on the vellum (but beneath the front panel) to pop up this layer.
Stamp Sets: For All Things Papers: Corrugated Paper, White Vellum Cardstock, Hello Honey, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla Inks: Hello Honey, Soft Suede, Old Olive Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Pals Paper Arts site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!