It’s Thursday and time to challenge myself with the Pals Paper Arts, using Betsy’s Blossoms stamp set. I am still working with the half of my stampin’ supplies at home instead of what I took with me to Ann Arbor. Oh, well! This has been a great opportunity to play with those stamp sets that I couldn’t live without but never used. I love this set and have no excuse why I haven’t used it yet. It looks great with the PPA challenges colors, don’t you think? Their challenge was to use Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder and Smoky Slate, which look great together, don’t you think?
I started the challenge by pulling out the Afternoon Picnic DSP. It looks great against the Smoky Slate cardstock since it has a gray distressed look on the edges. I stamped the flowers in all three colors onto Whisper White. The adorable bird was stamped twice in Wisteria Wonder and fussy cut, and the extra bird was used to pop up the wing. Then I stamped another flower and popped up the layers. A banner was cut from the new banner framelit, and ribbon was adhered underneath it. Isn’t that “hi” wonderful? It is from the Label Card thinlits framelits and the word bubble is the perfect way to to add more layers. The final touch are the pearls and the navy candy dots.
It’s All in the Details
- Stamp Set: Betsy’s Blossoms (wood #131955, clear #126006)
- Paper: Afternoon Picnic DSP (#131390), Night of Navy (#100867), Wisteria Wonder (#122922), Smoky Slate (#131202), Whisper White
- Ink: Night of Navy (#126970), Wisteria Wonder (#126985), Basic Gray (#126981)
- SU Tools: Banners Framelits (#132173), Word Bubble Framelits (#132968), Label Card Thinlits (#133479)
- Finishing Touch: Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon (#131152), Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (#109070), Regals Candy Dots (#130932), Pearls Basic Jewels (#119247)
I hope you found something in my card that you can use and incorporate into your stamping projects. If you did, I would love you to leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! This is a great color challenge so get going and submit your card! Let me know if you need any help. If you are looking for a demonstrator, please consider me. I will give you great customer service and if you have any upcoming event that needs invitations, placards or table decorations, I would be so happy to help! This is a great time to place an order for all of the items on your wish list! Sale-A-Bration will be ending on March 31st so get your list finalized quickly and either email me or click on my SHOP button and save! Come back Sunday to see my very special project! Till then,
My teenage daughter is always looking through my cards to find a birthday card for her friends and floral isn’t always the way to go for a teenager (shocking, isn’t it?)! I love layers and texture and so do teens. The Mojo Monday challenge this week was just the thing to make a card for my daughter to give at her next birthday celebration. I now have a confession to make. I am living out of two different craft rooms for the next few months and no matter what I want (unless I happen to have two) it’s in the other craft room. So I am “making do” with what is in this craft room this week. I have always said that I joined Stampin’ Up! so I could “have it all.” (Can you relate?) Now I think it will be to have TWO of everything! LOL
On to the card! This card started out with Polka Dot Parade, a DSP that I have never used but always loved. It can be used for so many projects! The colors are beautiful, bright and can only be happy! Then I found another colorful DSP in I Am Me and just had to use it. Washi tape was used on the Basic Gray square for a little grunge to counteract the bright colors (still thinking teenagers, remember!). I used a really cute stamp from Delicate Doilies to be the background of the Blue Ribbon sentiment stamp, then used the Oh, Goodie! stamp on the banner. Texture was added using the Stripes embossing folder and the Stampin’ Distress Tool added some grunginess to the white cardstock. A button (retired due to all of my fun embellishments left in the other craft room but let’s pretend it’s current!) with ribbon and some candy dots for fun. All of the layers are popped up as well.
It’s All in the Details
- Stamp Set: Blue Ribbon (wood #131964, clear #125981), Oh, Goodie! (#131889), Delicate Doilies (wood #128547, clear #122592)
- Paper: Polka Dot Parade (#126902), I Am Me (#130138), Basic Gray (#121044), Whisper White (#100730)
- Ink: Real Red (#126949), Basic Gray (#126981)
- SU Tools: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch (#119861), 1 3/4″ Circle Punch (#119850), Itty Bitty Banner Framelits (#129267)
- Finishing Touch: Brights Designer Buttons (Current #130028), Real Red 1/8″ Ribbon (#119251), Brights Candy Dots (#130931), Epic This & That Designer Washi Tape (#131269)
So, I sure hope my daughter likes this card! How about you? Do you think there is someone in your life that would appreciate a bright but not frilly card? I would love hearing from you! Leave me a comment and while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications and “like” my Facebook page.
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#15 – TERRI ORR!
She said, “I love Elmo, too, and you did an excellent job on him! Very cute card.”
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