Lynn Hoyt is hosting this week’s color challenge at the Pals Paper Arts, and she’s chosen three soft and sweet colors – Smoky Slate, Marina Mist and Pink Pirouette. Does it get any softer than that? I first envisioned the Smoky Slate mountains, followed by a Marina Mist sky. A Pink Pirouette balloon was not far behind. 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration, Lynn! Here’s my card:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Outdoor Adventure. Is there a better way to showcase Smoky Slate than with a range of snow-capped mountains? The mountains and the little white caps of snow are part of the Outdoor Adventure Framelits dies – and I adore them. I created a little “window” to this beautiful landscape with these Framelits and added a sweet hot air balloon with a stamp from the Always an Adventure stamp set. There are so many great ways to use this set – the bear, the trees, the clouds…check out the bundle that combines all of these.
- Black Border. While the Smoky Slate pattern from A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack is a wonderful element on this card, I only wanted it to be a background feature. As such, I separated the other two panels with a thin black frame. While there are many times when I would add a border around the background panel, too, the borders on the top two panels helps to draw focus right to the landscape window and sentiment.
- Does it Get Any Happier Than This? As I was looking for a sentiment to pair with this fresh, open-air scene and the soft, floating balloon, I thought this sentiment from the Love & Affection stamp set fit perfectly. “you make me ridiculously happy”- the words are perfect, but lower-cased script is sweet and airy, too.
Stamp Sets: Love & Affection, Always an Adventure Papers: A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack, Smoky Slate, Marina Mist, Basic Black, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White Inks: Pink Pirouette, Archival Basic Black Accessories: Outdoor Adventure Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Still not sold on this set? Here’s another project I made a while back with this fun set – completely a different look but I adored this card. Click on the card to see the original post:
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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