Simple Stems for Pals Paper Arts 192

Happy Thursday, the gateway to the weekend AND another Pals Paper Arts Challenge. This week we have a Sketch Challenge. It is a simple design and I needed a little more inspiration to determine where to go with it. So I used Pinterest to jump start a color palette.

Here are the two elements I used:

PPA 192 Feb 2002-20-2014 color inspiration


So using Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White and Strawberry Slush I created this card for the PPA Challenge. The flowers are from the Simple Stems stamp set and the sentiment is from So Very Grateful.  I used the banner from the Circle thinlits die to cut out the sentiment. And the background texture is achieved with the Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

PPA 192 Stampinmojo 02-20-2014

One of our Stampin' Pretty Pals, Susan Itell at SimpleStampin often adds dots around her stamped images or sentiments.  This is a technique I used years ago with Creative Memories and I simply stopped doing it as I learned new techniques.  Yet Susan has reminded me how great it looks.  I hope Susan doesn't mind my adding this to my card.  Copying is flattery in action!

And here is the inside of the card:

Inside card 02-20-2014

This was so much fun to create. Please join us at the and post your interpretation of this sketch.   



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  1. Fabulous! Loved the color combination – so bold and fun! The inside of the card is adorable as well….thanks for your inspiration…..again!!!!!

  2. This is amazing, Michelle. I love your inspiration which you beautifully translated into the card!

  3. What stamp set is the inside sentiment from? I love this card and especially love the inside.

  4. Yep, those dots are definitely a CM touch and they look great on your card! Gorgeous color inspiration too, Michelle!

  5. Your color combo is so chic! I love how you combined it with the sketch!

  6. Your inspiration photo is fabulous and it made for a fabulous card!

  7. This is exquisite! Love the colours, the dots, everything!

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