Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge #PPA305

Here is the color challenge I worked on today:


Windy Ellard selected three colors that are easy to work with: Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Whisper White.

In addition to the challenge colors, I wanted to try out the new Copper embossing powder and thread.

I started with an Island Indigo square card base (41/4 inches square).

The 2nd layer is Whisper White, which I embossed in copper with an image from the Timeless Textures stamp set and the small flower from Butterfly Basics set. This created the look of a designer paper.

Next I layered Pool Party (I only had a scrap), Island Indigo, and a small piece of whisper White with my feature image into the bottom left hand corner of the card. This leaves a lot of the copper embossing out there to be seen!

The featured image has a sentiment from Pop of Paradise (stamped in Island Indigo), along with a copper embossed pineapple from the same set. I fussy cut and  layered the pineapple and some of the new copper thread onto the image with one Stamping Dimensional. Here is my card:

Pop of Paradise

Remember, the post office charges more to mail square envelopes. The neat thing about this card is that since it

is 4 1/4 inches square, it will fit into a standard A2 envelope for mailing! Yeah! No extra postage needed.

You can buy everything needed to make this card by clicking on the “shop” button at the top of this post.

Rose Wonder Sympathy Card

I find it difficult to make sympathy cards, but I did my best in honor of the friend who passed, and his family of people that I love. I suggest keeping a couple of simple sympathy cards made in advance. (both masculine and feminine) You can customize the card by writing a private note on the inside. Another tip is to make up several cards and leave a space on them to add the sentiment of your choice later.

Rose Wonder, peekaboo peach

This card was made with the Rose Wonder set. I water colored with Peekaboo Peach and Pear Pizzazz. Note how the colors change when mixed with water. The card stocks used were water color, whisper white and Basic Black.

One of our Grands is at the beach this week. Isn’t she cute?




#GDP40 Global Design Project A challenge and some serendipity

I have been wondering what to use for my first blog post, until Brian King posted about the Global Design Project.

#GDP40 is to be a case of this great card by Shawn DE Oliveira.


Shawn is a very talented member of our team. I didn’t know if I could hang with him, but when I realized (serendipity here) he used one of my favorite sets (Butterfly Basics) and he colored the image (my favorite thing to do), I had to give it a shot.

I used Butterfly Basics and Timeless Textures stamp sets. Card stock is a crumb cake base (Shawn’s favorite), Peekaboo Peach layer, water color paper for the image (stamped in Archival Black ink), and a strip of Dapper Denim.

I colored the image with Peekaboo Peach and Pear Pizzazz, using my clear Wink of Stella pen. Sadly, the picture doesn’t pick up the shimmer!

shawn challenge