It's Thursday...and time to play at the PPA! Pals Paper Arts has conjured up a trio of colors for you this week for Challenge #114...A Color Challenge! As for me, I have conjured up a spooky bookmark card. The bookmark pops right off the base for future use. This over-sized card (4-3/4" wide x 6" long) will be hand-delivered to one of my son's friends, who loves gothic horror/mystery/romance novels. Although the PPA Design Team uses Stampin' Up! products, we welcome anyone and everyone to join our challenges...regardless of what type of product you use. So...won't you join in the fun this week?
- Emboss resist! The Skeleton from Piece of Poison was inked in VersaMark and stamped onto Naturals Ivory card stock. It was then heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder. Crumb Cake was sponged over the image to accent the look.
- Distress! The Seven Sided Tool from the Cutter Kit was used to distress the edges of the book mark. Soft Suede ink was then applied with a Sponge Dauber!
- Spritz! The Color Spritzer Tool and a Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker adds instant speckles!
- Limeberry Pie! A trio of large scallops in the challenge colors, created with the Tasteful Trim Die, separates the two patterns from Pick Your Poison Designer Series Paper. A punched Scallop Ribbon Border, complete with Linen Thread cross stitch, was added to the top of the scallops. With over-sized cards, large scallops add balance and fill up space.
- A touch of romance! A piece Sticky Strip was adhered to the side of the bookmark, and Very Vanilla Seam Binding was finger-pleated and held in place with Mini Glue Dots.
- Smooch a flower! A Scallop Circle flower with an Antique Brad center adds interest and draws the eye to the orange Basic Pearls. Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz adds so much sparkle in real life.
- Spooky! The sentiment from Wicked Cool was inked in Soft Suede and stamped onto Very Vanilla. The Spider Web from the same set was inked in Crumb Cake and overstamped onto the sentiment. This was then punched with the Large Oval Punch and matted onto a Rich Razzleberry Scalloped Oval.
- The finishing touch! An orange permanent marker was used to transform ordinary Basic Pearls into Pumpkin pearl drops!
There is so much going on with this card! Larger cards can handle more details, so I piled them on! The little gal who is going to receive this card is such a sweetie. I hope she likes her bookmark. As always, I do appreciate your comments, and look forward to reading each and every one. And remember, if you ever have any questions about the cards that I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time...