It's Sunday...and as we all know by now...it's time to play with The Paper Players! This week the talented LeAnne has selected a fabulous trio of colors for Challenge #72. I know you will want to play along. So grab your paper, stamps and inks, and join in the fun! As for me, I inked up this cutie patootie from Gift Givers. I hope you enjoy!
The Stampin' Schach Design Tips
- Dimension and texture! The "Snow Girl" image from Gift Givers was stamped twice onto Naturals Ivory card stock. The background image was "painted" with Dazzling Details and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds. The girl on the second stamped image was watercolored with Blender Pens and Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, Blush Blossom, and Pretty in Pink inks. She was then snipped out with Paper Snips and adhered into position on the background image using Stampin' Dimensionals. Basic Pearls were colored with a blue permanent marker and added to the snowy background for contrast.
- Flower power! Small Riding Hood Red blossoms were punched using the Boho Blossoms Punch, and given Basic Pearl centers. The Always Artichoke leaves are courtesy of the Bird Builder Punch. A Tiny Tag provides a perfectly "merry" touch!
- Flag it! The Riding Hood Red strip is given a little pizzazz by adding River Rock Dotted Scallop Ribbon edges and by "flagging" the end!
Behind the design: When working with a trio of colors, select one color to be the main color, one to be the secondary color, and one to be an accent color. For this card, I selected Always Artichoke as the main color, Riding Hood Red as the secondary, and River Rock as the accent! This way the colors compliment each other rather than compete. (Or as Muffy has just told me, there is only one alpha in the pack!)
Gift Givers, from the Holiday Mini, is a versatile set to own! Just look at the holidays for which it can be used! And if you love to dabble in different techniques, like I do, there are so many things you can do with it.
I hope you enjoyed today's card. It is one which can be completed relatively quickly, and it still has sparkle and shine. And how about this adorable little girl? Is she not a cutie patootie? Just perfect for saying "hello" on a winter day! So please, leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Your comments are important to me, and I do read each and every one of them. Of course, I LOVE to teach about the cards that I make and the techniques that I use, so if you ever have a question, I am only an email away! Until next time...
Stamp sets: Gift Givers (W 123772, C 123774), Tiny Tags (W 118091, C 118592); Inks: Riding Hood Red (111836), Always Artichoke (105219), Pretty in Pink (101301), More Mustard (103162), Blush Blossom Stampin' Write Marker (100037), Basic Brown (retired); Designer Series Papers: Regals Collection Designer Series Paper Pack (117154), Letters to Santa (122349); Card Stock: River Rock (108640), Riding Hood Red (111348), Always Artichoke (105119), Naturals Ivory (101849); Tools: Big Shot (113439), Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (123130), Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119976), 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854), 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (118874), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275), Extra Large Oval Punch (119859), Jewelry Tag Punch (117190), Boho Blossoms Punch (119858), Bird Builder Punch (117191), Blender Pens (102845); Glitz and Glam: Basic Pearls (119247), Dazzling Details (124117), Dazzling Diamonds (102023), Victoria Crochet Trim (118481)