This week’s color challenge for the Pals Paper Arts offers an odd (but gorgeous) collection of colors: Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral. Try to say that five times fast. While these colors are perfectly suited for a Fall-themed card, I decided to ground them in Christmas. I do love non-traditional Christmas colors, so I was game to give these a try. Here’s my card for this week’s challenge:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Paper Piecing. This card is all about paper piecing (no “r” in that last word). I ran this Delicate Ornaments Thinlits Dies through the Big Shot three times – once with Thick Whisper White cardstock, once with Chocolate Chip cardstock and once with Crushed Curry cardstock. I popped out all the pieces on the white cutout and glued it to a Framelit of the same shape that was cropped with Calypso Coral. I used craft tweezers to pop out the pieces I wanted from the Chocolate Chip and Crushed Curry Thinlits and dropped them in place with a small drop of glue on the Calypso Coral base.
- Make This Card. Earlier this year, I made a card with this same technique using the Butterflies Thinlits. While I loved the outcome of the work, the process was so time-consuming that I implored you to NOT make that card (see it here). THIS card, however, was quite a joy to make. I didn’t fill in all the spots and enjoyed finding the parts of this pattern that would be right for me to fill with the different colors of paper. I found a balance of colors that worked for me.
- Great Christmas Sentiments. I love stamp sets with really great sentiments. This year’s stamp sets have such a great variety of sentiments, but Versatile Christmas is the only one that’s dedicated SOLELY to Christmas sentiments. I love the font on this “May all these be yours at Christmas” sentiment – the others are pretty cool, too. If you are a fan of matching sentiments on the inside of your cards, you might want to give this set a look-see (these sentiments aren’t necessarily matched up here).
Stamp Sets: Versatile Christmas Papers: Calypso Coral, Thick Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry Accessories: Delicate Ornaments Thinlits, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals
So, what do you think about these colors for Christmas? I hope you’ll pop over to the Pals Paper Arts design blog to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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