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This week's Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge was tough. It has a lot of layers in unusual shapes. I struggled to "see" the end result so I kept cutting papers and trying them out. Here is the sketch challenge layout:
My card has a country look to me. It was not what I was working toward.
I love this pattern from the Seasons of Style DSP yet I have struggled using it. The Baked Brown Sugar stretch ribbon and the Cherry Cobbler Regal Collection Candy Dots pull the entire card together. Without those finishing touches it looked like a card with an identify crisis due to all the different shapes.
I LOVE the Fall. This time of year I yearn to be up north with cool temps and beautiful fall foliage. Last year I purchased the Wonderfall stamp set and it has seen limited use. And I kept looking at the coordinating Autumn Accents Bigz die each time I placed an order yet I never added it to my order until last month.
Oh, I am so glad that I did. Look at the amazing results this combination allowed me to create…
I had hesitated purchasing the die because I wasn't sure how to effectively line up the die with my stamped image. I had watched many YouTube videos and thought … that seems like a lot of work. In the end with my Stamp-a-ma-jig and Scotch Brand removable tape I simply precut the shapes, used the tape to secure the shape to my mat and then lined up the stamped image with the Stamp-a-ma-jig. It was super easy and within my skill set!
Stamp Sets: Wonderfall and Truly Grateful
Paper: Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Sahara Sand, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Tools: Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Stamp-a-ma-ig, Modern Label Punch
Accessories: Brights Candy Dots (Old Olive), 1/8" Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon
What stamp set have you not used that I inpsired you to look at again?
Today's card features the Thinlits Label set. This great set of framelits allows you to create an interactive card with decorative features. Here is what is included in the set:
To allow for more writing space when you open the card, I used a piece of Sahara Sand card stock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" . See my previous blog post to see how I to use the thinlit frame with the extended piece of card stock.
This is the inside of the card. Now there is plenty of space to convey my message. The colors are Baja Breeze (retired), Sahara Sand, and Cherry Cobbler. The Color Coach came through again as inspiration for this color combination. Don't they look great together! The thinlit die creates interest yet the color palette keeps the card clean and simple.
I hope you enjoyed today's card.