This is my first time entering a challenge at Pals Paper Arts, but these colours are some that I just don’t use. In fact, this is the first time I have actually opened my Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze inkpads and cardstock! Can you believe this? They are just not my style, so I felt the need to have a go and get out of my comfort zone.
Well enough of my chatter, let me share what I came up with.
So I began with my cardstock in front of me and worked out which layers I was going to start with. I used the Crushed Curry as my base card and added the Cajun Craze then the Always Artichoke. Both of these being the Core’dinations cardstock. I embossed the green with the Pretty Print TIEF.
The next layer is Crushed Curry stamped with Always Artichoke ink using the image from the Bordering Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set. Then I die cut the centre using the Labels Collection Framelits. A piece of acetate was glued to the back of this die cut to create a window for the shaker card.
The little stars were created using the Stars Border punch. The images are Four Feathers Stamp Set and coordinating dies, also a new photopolymer set.
The flower was made using the Simply Pressed Clay and coloured with the inkpad. Once it was dry, I them covered it in Crystal Effects and left to dry. It gives it such a gorgeous shiny sheen! Some linen thread was added behind.
Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Pals Paper Arts page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.
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