PPA249: A Sketch Challenge

I've played along with this week's Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.
Here's my 5" x 5" card.

 And here's the sketch that inspired me.

I've made so many butterfly cards with soft colors, so this time I wanted to make something more bold. The combination of Basic Black and Melon Mambo is perfect for this purpose, but sometimes it's too striking, so I added Sahara Sand to tone it down a little.

Even with the Woodgrain embossing on the band, the left side of the card somehow looked empty, so I added black pearls to balance it out.
The curvy typeset of the sentiment matches the butterfly wing lines.

I coated the butterfly with clear glitter to give it a shine.

Stamps: Perfect Words
Paper: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Sahara Sand
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Butterflies Thinlits Dies, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Embossing Powder (black), Black Pearls, Sticky Strip, Glue Dots, Wink of Stella Brush (clear)


PPA248: A Sketch Challenge

This week's PPA Sketch Challenge is:

And here's my card. The card size is 5" x 5".

                      (with a matching envelope)


Paper: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate
Accessories: Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Rhinestones, Envelope Punch Board, Glue Dots


Pop-up card: Happy Together

I wanted to make something fun this weekend, so I've made this cute pop-up card.

Stamps: All in the Family, Family Accessories, Family Phrases, Good Neighbors
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, DSP Subtles
Ink: StazeOn (jet black), Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, SU markes (Rose Red, Calypso Coral, Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Smokey Slate, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Early Espresso)
Accessories: Owl Builder Punch, Sticky Strip, Glue Dots, Nylon Thread


PPA247: A Color Challenge

This week's Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge is using these three colors:

And here's my card:

I've experimented a few positions of the brush stroke, and I like this place the best. Somehow my Elegant Eggplant ink looks grayish...

Stamps: Work of Art, Crazy about You
Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum
Accessories: Hello You Thinlits Dies, Dimentionals


East Meets West 3

This pattern reminds me of tenugui (traditional Japanese washcloth).

Stamps: Mosaic Madness, Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon
Ink: Rose Red, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Chocolate Chip


PPA246: A Color Challenge

I made a card for the Pals Paper Arts color challenge.

 Here are the colors for this week's challenge:

Stamps: Six-Sided Sampler
Paper: Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Early Espresso
Accessories: Hexagon Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Pearl Basic Jewels, Glue Dots