Along with the arrival of Spring (in the form of warm, wonderful weather in the South), colors move seamlessly from dark and rich to bright and cheery. For this week’s Pals Paper Arts challenge, Jackie Diediker has selected three colors that define Spring beautifully – Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party. Could there be a happier combination of colors, a more perfect pairing of soft and bright? Here’s my card for this week’s challenge:
- Grateful Bunch Bundle. When the new catalog rolls around in June 2016, you’ll see both the Grateful Bunch stamp set and the Blossom punch inside its pages. What you won’t see, though, is the 15% off bundle of the two. If you want this stamp set and punch (and you know you do), then now’s the best time in the history of the entire world to pick it up [slight exaggeration].
You can see my entire list of bundles that will no longer be bundled in the new catalog here.
- Just Add Black. These soft colors don’t pop on their own – then needed a little help. The Basic Black sentiment and thin black borders help to offset the colors a bit so that they can shine. That’s a tip I learned from my dear friend Lydia Fiedler – I was working through a card over the phone with her one Saturday morning last Fall, and she said, “Silly! There’s no black on that card.” I added black, and the whole thing came together perfectly. That’s a smart woman! Now you will tell others that I just taught you, and your friends with think I’m really smart. What fun!
- Bold Stripes. These bold stripes of cardstock create a beautiful backdrop for this wonderful sentiment and fun flowers. I really love creating my own patterns with cardstock. I created a fun pattern by trimming the same width of Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder strips and a slightly thinner Daffodil Delight strip. I used a similar technique on this card from last week, and I created a video of this technique last year – you can see it here.
Stamp Sets: Happy Happenings, Grateful Bunch Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White Inks: Basic Black Accessories: Blossom Bunch punch, 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!