This weeks Pals Paper Arts Challenge is a yummy mix of colors. This challenge pulled together 3 colors from 3 different color families that work beautifully together.
These three colors really lend themselves to a very cheerful card and that’s exactly what I set out to create. The focal point of my card is the fun scalloped flowers from the Crazy About You stamp set. When you talk about a versatile stamp set(if you ever do) this one is sure to be at the top of the list. It has 3 floral images, 2 of which coordinate with punches and 28 sentiments that can be mixed and matched to create many different messages. This set is a true value!
The message is from the Garden In Bloom stamp set. The DSP background is from the Cherry On Top Paper Stack. These little paper stacks are also a great value as most cards only require a small piece of DSP and these are 6″ x 6″ which makes them perfect. These stacks also offer a great selection of different designs on both the front and back, so you can always find the perfect paper for your projects. I also find that I usually use all of these stacks way before they retire.
The scalloped flowers were stamped twice for each flower and punched with the 1 3/4 Scallop Punch. I snipped the top layer of flowers to give the petals a 3D look. The centers are Pool Party Candy Dots. Although there is a lot of dimension in this card, I did not use any Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Before I matted Tangerine Tango, Pool Party and the DSP on an A2 Whisper White card, I ran the 3 matted papers through the Big Shot using a framelit from the Lots of Labels Framelits to create a window and then framed it with the next larger size framelit. I positioned the cut mat on the Whisper White card but did not glue it. Next, with the mat in position, I stamped the sentiment inside the window. Then when I was happy with the stamped sentiment, I glued the mat to the card. I was afraid it might take more than one try, but I was lucky this time. The effect is a recessed look.
The envelope was embellished and left blank until I need to send it. I also decorated the front and inside of the envelope.
Hope this card was a cheerful addition to your day!
SU!pplies Used: Stamp Sets: Crazy About You, Garden In Bloom Inks: Archival Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango, Cherry On Top DSP Tools: 1 3/4 Scallop Punch, Lots of Labels Framelits Embellishments: Subtles Candy Dots