Birthday, Challenges, Flowers, Stampin' Up!

Balloon Celebration as flowers

Dear Crafters,

Today I enter a challenge at Pals Paper Arts. The challenge this week is an Colour Challenge PPA#283.

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As soon as I saw this colour challenge, I knew I had to give it a go! This is one of my favourite colour combinations.

I started with a Mint Macaron card base and added some coordinating dsp which I sponged the edges.

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Next I stamped the images onto Whisper White card stock using the Memento Black Inkpad. The stems are from the Flower Patch stamp set, as is the sentiment, but those flowers are actually from the Balloon Celebration stamp set. Yes, it is that “wheel” looking stamp that we all looked at and wondered what on earth it goes with in the theme of the balloon celebration stamps. It had me stumped for days, but I was determined to have a play and work out exactly what I could create.

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The flowers are coloured with the Stampin’ Write Markers, Melon Mambo and Mint Macaron. I stamped the dotty circle image onto vellum and punched it out with the 3/4″ circle punch.

I added each vellum circle with a glue dot and then added a large pearl to the centre of each flower.

Check out that gorgeous white jute ribbon behind, adding the perfect amount of texture!!!

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Don’t forget to decorate the inside panel with a coordinating flower!

Please leave a comment below, if you think my card met this challenge.

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Challenges, General

Four Feathers Shaker Card

Hello Crafters,

I have been very busy today and I want to share another challenge at Pals Paper Arts. The challenge this week is a Colour Challenge PPA2219.

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.

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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.

Four Feathers

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.

Four Feathers

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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