PPA #254 Color Challenge – Lovely Lattice

It’s another Pals color challenge.  This challenge had me stumped for awhile, as I was not sure how to incorporate a cheerful shade of pink with the Soft Suede.  But I think my interpretation works.  Here are the challenge colors.


Here is what I came up with….finally!


I first chose to use Soft Suede cardstock for the card base primarily to get it out of the way.  However, then I wanted to see if I could indeed use all three ink colors in this card as well.  I stamped two pieces of Very Vanilla with the Hardwood background stamp in Soft Suede.  Then I cut the center out of one stamped piece using the second largest die in the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits to create a window.  The lattice strips are cut at 1/4″ from the second stamped piece.  Here is how they were laid out to create the lattice background.

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Once the lattice was in place, I stamped a flower from the Flower Shop set in the new in-color, Watermelon Wonder and used a blender pen to fill in the petals a bit.  Then I stamped a small flower from the Petite Petals set in So Saffron.  Both were a cinch to cut using their coordinating punches.  I added a Soft Suede candy dot to the center of each.  Seems for not knowing how I was going to use the Soft Suede, I found numerous ways!  The flowers were attached to the card using dimensionals.  Lastly, a banner across the front was stamped with a sentiment from the Sheltering Tree set.  It really is fun to use several sets to bring a card together.  The possibilities can be endless.

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The inside of the card and the envelope were also stamped to coordinate with the card.

I love the look of the lattice and can see this made in so many different color combinations for a cheerful card.  I actually also made this card for a challenge my upline, Susan Itell hosted a few weeks ago.  Her challenge was to only use one color card stock and one color ink.  Here was my submission.


You can see how colors can change the whole look and feel of a card.  This one looks clean and fresh while the other looks very rustic.

Thanks so much for taking the time to look at my project.  Please come back again, soon!




  1. Beautiful card! I love the lattice work you made. Your two-toned flowers are gorgeous on the lattice too. Thanks so much for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts this week.

  2. This is beautiful! Love your lattice. Thanks for the tutorial and thanks for participating in the PPA challenge this week.

  3. SOOOOOO fun! Many thanks for the super great tutorial….I will give it a whirl – you rocked the color challenge…you are going to make someone feel sooooo special when they receive this work of art! Thanks for playing this week!

  4. LOVE your lattice trellis and flowers!! Thanks for sharing this with the PPA color challenge this week!

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