It's time to play at Pals Paper Arts! This week is a sketch designed by the talented Margaret Moody. I did take the liberty of interpreting this sketch a little differently from my other Pals Design Team members. As you can see, the sketch has three circular elements. At first, I was going to place three fan-fold flowers down the center of the card. However, they did not fit well. At this point, my son, Brady, gave me the idea of showing fan-fold flowers in various stages of bloom. The flower with the butterfly represents the top circle. The partially opened flowers represent the other two circles. I hope this card inspires you to think outside the box!
The Stampin' Schach Design Tips:
- Finished seams! Giving the interfaces between designer paper patterns a finished look is easy. A Sponge Dauber and Soft Suede ink is one way to do the trick; a string of Basic Pearls is another!
- Accent a sentiment! "Thinking of you" from On the Grow was inked in Cherry Cobbler and stamped onto Naturals Ivory. "Swirls" from the Swirls Scribbles Sizzlits die magically draw the eye to it.
- Swirly stems! This same fabulous Sizzlits die was also used to form the stems of the fan-fold flowers.
- Butterfly bling! Three different sizes of Basic Pearls are perfect for forming the abdomen of the Butterfly from Strength and Hope.
I hope that you enjoyed today's card and that you will join us in this week's Pals Paper Arts challenge. And remember, your comments are important to me! So won't you please let me know what you think of today's card? As always, if you ever have any questions about the cards that I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Tomorrow: Rhinestone Winner and Buried Treasure. Until next time...
Stamp Sets: On the Grow (W 123075, C 123077), Strength & Hope (W 118100, C 123600---Summer Mini); Inks: Cherry Cobbler (119669), Soft Suede (119657); Designer Series Paper: Paisley Petals (Available July 1st); Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler (119685), Naturals Ivory (101849), Peach Parfait (119794); Tools: Big Shot (113439), Swirls Scribbles Sizzlits (113441), Sponge Dauber (102892), 1-3/8" x 5/8" Oval Punch (119863), 1-3/4" x 7/8" Oval Punch (119855), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854); Glitz and Glam: Basic Pearls (119247)