I adore the sketch that Linda Callahan has created for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge – but not nearly as much as I adore Linda Callahan. Her simple layout with large, tall panels are perfect for either showcasing beautiful papers or color blocking with bold colors. I did both – bonus points for me. Here’s my card:
And here’s Linda’s sketch that inspired my card:
- Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack. What happens when you pair soft pink, soft purple and soft peach with bold green and black? A Designer Series Paper Stack that’s filled with 1984 appeal. The ’80’s are back in a big way – but before you say, “Like, totally gag me with a spoon!,” take a look at how beautiful some of these pages are on their own. The panel on my card is Peekaboo Peach with a gorgeous thatching in Very Vanilla. So soft and sweet.
- Snipping the Marquee. Sure, the paper screams “1980’s,” but I pulled the paper even further back in time with the retro sentiment and marquee design. I used Marquee Messages to create the fun sign on this card, and I used the “congrats” from Happy Happenings for my sentiment. While the sign on the marquee has an arrow that drops into the sign on the set, I simply snipped over it and then covered it with an additional star. How’s that for making the image I want? Here’s a peek at the stamp set (along with another card I made with it – you can see that project here):
- Color Inspiration. My inspiration for this color combination is a long-retired Specialty Designer Series Paper called Quatrefancy – it’s the one that rolled out in 2013 with Mosaic Madness and the Mosaic punch. Among other colors, this paper featured Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo and Pool Party for a fresh look. I updated it a bit with Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder and kept Pool Party. So soft and sweet with just the right amount of pop. If you like these colors, too, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Marquee Messages, Happy Happenings Papers: Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Very Vanilla Inks: Archival Basic Black Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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