For this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge, I made a very basic, yet bold, card. The end result is a simple, elegant card that’s both thin and long (more about that later). I just love this combination of colors for Christmas – Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Very Vanilla. With sketch and colors in place, the stage was all set for this beautiful sentiment. Here’s my project:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Cozy Christmas and a Square Trick. What a great stamp set Cozy Christmas is! Not only are the images great – I used the sweet, snowy house in my video yesterday (see it here) – but the sentiments are super-adorable. It’s the perfect set to pick up during Stampin’ Up!’s 15%-off Stamps Sale (that’s for you, Sonny). I stamped this sentiment with Garden Green ink on Very Vanilla paper and cropped it with a Squares Collection Framelits. I then trimmed away at the edges (each side equally) until I had the size square I wanted – much easier than trying to get a perfect square with a trimmer.
- Tone-on-Tone. I was determined to make this sentiment the focal point of this card. When I decided to add the boughs from Peaceful Wreath, I stamped them in Garden Green on Garden Green cardstock. This gives the panel texture and the image of the beautiful holly without distracting from the sentiment that’s front-and-center.
- Classic Christmas Color Combination. As I mentioned earlier, the classic color combination was one of my “starters” on this project. I’ve missed Garden Green this year – it’s not in any of our Designer Series Papers for Christmas, so it has mostly stayed tucked away. No longer! I was determined to use her today. If you, too, like this color combination, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Cozy Christmas, Peaceful Wreath Papers: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla Inks: Garden Green Accessories: Project Life Corner Rounder, 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.
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