Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pals Paper Arts 177

This week we have another sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts.  If you are new to card making or if you have never participated in a sketch challenge before but would like to, I will explain what I do to create a card from the sketch.

First I make a model from scrap paper to figure out the measurements of the design.  These are not necessarily the exact measurements, just what I think they might be, or what might work for me.  That's the fun of a sketch challenge, the sketch serves to get you going.

When I am happy with the model measurements, I start to think about color.  I just love all the Stampin' Up! green shades. This time I chose Pistachio Pudding, which made me think of Figgy Pudding in the Christmas Carole "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", so I was off on a Holiday themed card.
So, using the Pistachio Pudding card stock and coordinating InColor Patterened Paper I put this together.
 The sentiment is from the stamp set called Christmas Messages and it is found in the Holiday catalog.   I also used an image from Mosaic Madness. I stamped first with VersaMark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I punched out the images with the matching Mosaic Punch.     I hope you will join us this week!  Happy Stamping.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

PPA 176

Pals Paper Arts has a sketch challenge this week.

I used Very Vanilla and Midnight Muse card stock.
The image is stamped with the Stampin' Wheel  Shop Around in Midnight Muse.
Crochet Trim
Ticket Duo Builder Punch
Photopolymer Another Thank you
Hostess Postage Collection

Thursday, October 10, 2013

PPA 175

We have another color challenge this week at Pals Paper Arts!

I think these are beautiful Autumn colors, but as I sat down to stamp, I was not inspired in an Autumn direction!  I started embossing the card stock and then began cutting the card stock at different angles and then I wanted to put a large word on one of the angled lines.  The words in the Thinlits Dies set were the perfect size to use so I decided on the word "Merry".  A Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas to You!
The stamped sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.   I just love the contrast between the large Merry and the teeny tiny Merry!  I hope you decide to play along with us this week.  
Here is the link: PPA 175 Color Challenge.  Happy Stamping!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

PPA 174

Pals Paper Arts has  a color challenge this week and these colors are just PERFECT for fall!


Using the three Stampin' Up! colors shown above and the SU Stamp Set Gently Falling I created this card:

I also used the Thinlits Dies to cut out "thankful" multiple times and then put it back in place popped up in it's original spot.  I saw this technique demonstrated by Jennifer McGuire at popped up die cuts