PPA Color Challenge #214

Hi Stampers, I’m sorry I’ve been MIA this week.  It’s been a ROUGH one! I am pushing myself to get back into it and am starting easy with a Pals Paper Arts color challenge.  They gave us these three colors to work with: 

At first I was thrown a little by the color combo, but I got it to work and this is the card I came up with:

I started out with an Island Indigo card base (5.5″ x 8.5″ scored and folded in half, making it 5.5″ x 4.25″).  I then used a 5″ x 3.75″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock and stamped the two outer flowers.  The stamp set used is Stippled Blossoms and is a “two step stamping set”, meaning that it’s stamped in two parts.  The base of the flower was stamped first in Crisp Cantaloupe ink and a second stamp also using Crisp Cantaloupe ink.

Stampin’ Tip:  To get the perfect placement of the details on top of the base image, I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  It allowed me to get the perfect alignment. (see video below)

Stampin’ Tip: I then used stamped the flower onto a post it note and cut it out and laid that post it note flower on top of my actual image and then stamped the leaves (again in two steps – base and details), this makes the leaves appear as if they are coming from behind the flower.

The top flower was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and then cut out with the paper snips and adhered to the card using Stampin’ dimensionals.  

Stampin’ Tip: To add a little sparkle and add to the detail, I used a two way glue pen and added some dazzling diamond glitter over the top.  To make the glitter easier to work with I keep it in a square plastic container (one of my old clam shell type stamp containers), I keep a spoon inside the container to help to place some dazzling diamonds glitter over the glue and then tap off the excess back into the square plastic container.

Have a stampin’ good day!
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6 Comments

  1. Lisa, this is a lovely card! I especially liked the masking technique that you used to add the leaves! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Pals Paper Arts.

    • Thank you, Katy. I’ve been using that masking technique since the 90s. Do you remember Button Bear? I used it alot with that set to make the bear hold all the little items that came in the set. LOL

  2. These blooms are beautiful! And you used one of my favorite sentiments!

  3. What a fun idea to fussy cut one of the flowers out and put it on top! So pretty! Thanks for playing along with the Pals Paper Arts challenge 🙂

  4. Such a pretty card, Lisa!

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