Hello There! - Pals Paper Arts #226

Hello there! It's Thursday and time for another awesome challenge from the Pals Paper Arts Design Team!

What do you think of the colors?? Aren't they AMAZING?? I love them so much and was inspired to create this...

Hello There! - Pals Paper Arts #226

What do you think?? I don't usually add so much STUFF to my cards, and I have no idea where this card came from, but sometimes ya just gotta let the creativity flow and see where it takes you!

I used Mossy Meadow as my main color with my secondary color being Soft Suede and used Cajun Craze just as an accent. As always, lots of white space, or in this case, Very Vanilla space :)

Hello There! - Pals Paper Arts #226

I used LOTS of punches on this card, some framelits, and some paper piercing! I haven't done any paper piercing in awhile...I sure like how it came out, it really adds so much to the card! I also did some sponging, which again, I haven't done in awhile, but I needed to add some variation when layering the same color. I sponged a lot on my green circle, adding a Very Vintage Designer Button tied off with some embroidery floss I happened to have stashed away. I used to cross-stitch and saved all my left overs so I think I have floss in every color imaginable!

Hello There! - Pals Paper Arts #226

At the end of the day I walked away from the card and when I came back the next morning, I decided it needed some more embellishments so I added some pearl flourishes. I think they are my favorite part!

I hope you have enjoyed today's post and will pop on over to see what the rest of the Pals Paper Arts Design Team has dreamed up for you!

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Happy Labor Day! I hope you have been able to carve out some creative time on this long holiday weekend in between BBQ's and family events! My husband and I took some time yesterday for a long drive topped off by dinner 'a la fresca' with live music and a gentle sea breeze...heaven!!

Today I am back in my stamping room with a project inspired by fellow Pals Naki and Nina's Double Dare Challenge #3. This week the Double Dare Challenge was to create a project using butterflies and Howlstooth and Scaringbone Designer Series Paper. Hmmm, that is an interesting combination!

EZ Design Tips:

  • Pair a vibrant pattern paper with muted colors to emphasize softness, in this case Basic Gray and just a touch of More Mustard
  • The romantic Flowering Flourishes stamp set adds even more softness to the design

  • A butterfly stamped with Papillon Potpourri and punched with the matching Elegant Butterfly Punch and popped up with a dimensional adds visual interest 
  • Basic Pearls add the finishing layer of softness

I just love the Flexibilities of Stampin' Up!'s designs in that I was able to take a pattern paper that one would normally associate with Halloween and make it soft and romantic.  

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Flowering Flourishes (126367), Papillon Potpourri (123759)

Paper: Basic Gray (121045), More Mustard (100946), Very Vanilla (101650) Cardstock; Howlstooth and Scaringbone (126906), Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (117154)

Ink: Basic Gray (126981), More Mustard (126964), Pumpkin Pie (126945) Classic Stampin' Pad

Tools: Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526)

Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), 1/2" More Mustard Scallop Dots Ribbon (124140)

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