PP288: A Sketch Challenge

The sketch (#288) was designed by LeAnne.

I've settled on these soft blue/green colors for the panels after trying out a few different shades of the colors.

I was tempted to add some bling to the card, but I decided not to this time 
- just to keep it clean and simple.

Paper: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky
Accessories: Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, Stitched Rectangular STAX (mft), Fancy Words Dies (rc)

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PPA293: A Color Challenge

It's time for a Pals Paper Arts color challenge! Michelle chose these colors for this week's challenge (#263).

Aren't they Springy and pretty?
Here's my card:

With the help of the glitter paper, 
I went all the way to the girly side with these colors.

I made a square card for a change. The card size is 3.5" x 3.5".

Stamp: Banner Blast
Paper: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, So Suffron, Glimmer Paper (silver)
Ink: Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, So Suffron
Accessories: Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX (mft), Banner Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, Owl Builder Punch (circles), Dimentionals

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PP287: A Clean & Simple Challenge

I made a cherry blossom card earlier this month, so I made a variation of the card.

 Here's the challenge banner from Jaydee.

I pasted a thin gold strip behind the upper and lower edges of the front panel just to add a festive feel to the card.

Stamp: Endless Thanks
Paper: Whisper White, Foil Sheet (gold), Cherry Blossom Vellum (paper source)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories Inside & Outside Stitched Oval STAX (mft), Mini Glue Dots, Dimentionals

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PPA292: A Sketch Challenge

I made a card using one of my favorite color combinations - smoky slate, strawberry slush, and whisper white.
The layout is based on a Pals Paper Art sketch (#292).

The sketch banner designed by Beth Beard is:

I love these flower dies, although they're retired...

Stamp: Romantic Script (mft)
Paper: Smoky Slate, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Blossom Party Dies, Scallop Trim Boarder Punch, 5/8" Organza Ribbon, Cording Trim (silver), Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Mini Glue Dots, Dimentionals

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PP286: A Color Challenge

I wanted to make something different from usual when I saw the Paper Players color challenge from Nance this week. I usually use white as background, but I decided to go with black for this card.

Here's the challenge banner from Nance.

I brushed Wink of Stella over the sentiment to brighten up the card a little.

Stamp: Something Lacy
Paper: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
Accessories: Horizontal Stitched Strips Dies (mft), Fancy Words Dies (rc), Wink of Stella (clear), Enamel Dots (black), Dimentionals

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PPA291: A Color Challenge

I made a birthday card for a friend of mine this weekend.

I used the fun colors Mary chose for this week's Pals Paper Arts challenge.

I coated the sentiment with Glossy Accents, and I think the shininess is a good contrast with the soft sponged images.

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink:Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Soft Sky
Accessories: Concentric Circles Stencil (mft), Die-namics Happy Birthday (mft), Stamping Sponges, Glossy Accents

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PP285: A Theme Challenge

I love this rain boot stamp and the sunshine stamp, and I thought they are perfect for this week's Paper Players theme challenge.

The theme from Sandy is Rain or Shine.

I brushed Wink of Stella over the sun.

Stamp: Bootiful Occasions, Every Little Bit, Swiss Dots Background (mft)
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Craft Ink (White)
Accessories: Wink of Stella (Clear), Dimentionals

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Cherry blossom card

Cherry blossom season is coming soon in Japan, so I made a card for my aunt who lives there. She often writes to me and my husband, 
and cares a lot about us.

This is one of my favorite vellum sheets, and it has a cherry blossom pattern. 
I heat-embossed the rim of the oval in gold.

Stamp: Thank You (kodomo no kao)
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Blossom Vellum (paper source)
Ink: VersaMark, Early Espresso
Accessories: Ovals Collection Framelits, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX (mft), Embossing Powder (gold), Cherry Blossom Stickers (mark's sticker), Dimentionals

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PPA290: A Sketch Challenge

I made a simple St. Patrick's Day card for a friend in Ireland.

My card design is based on the Pals Paper Arts sketch
 from Patti MacLeigh (#290).

I coated the shamrock with Glossy Accents, and heat-embossed the sentiment in gold.

Stamp: Teeny Tiny Whishes
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Garden Green, Mint Macaron, Pistachio Pudding
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Cross-Stitch Square STAX (mft), Basic Stitch Lines (mft), Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Embossing Powder (Gold), Sequins (Gold), Glossy Accents, Dimentionals, Mini Glue Dots

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PP284: A Sketch Challenge

Here's the sketch from Claire Broadwater.

I used more vibrant colors than usual to make the card pop. 

Stamp: Me = Grateful
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, DSP Brights (Pacific Point), Vellum
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Word Bubbles Framelits Dies, Chevron Stripes (mft), Project Life Corner Punch, Owl Builder Punch (small circle)

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