Thursday, July 30, 2009

Let's all play at PPA!

It's official! Our new challenge site- Pals Paper Arts- launches today! Pals Paper Arts is a site that will incorporate a variety of different challenges including color, sketches, inspiration and much more! As a member of the Design team, me and my fellow designers are dedicated to using Stampin' Up products exclusively, however players can use any products they would like! Click Here for the full scoop including how you can play and get your own badge to display!

PPA1 is the first challenge. It is a color challenge to use Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, and Chocolate Chip. Here are the details for my card:

  • This is a 5.5" square Chocolate Chip card base.
  • A 2.5"x5.5" strip of Melon Mambo took a trip through my Big Shot with the small dots Texturz Plate. It was attached in the upper half of the card.
  • A little paper piercing detail was added above the Melon Mambo strip.
  • Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain was added toward the bottom (to be used later under the sentiment). I used the backside to keep it simple and folded it under on the end.
  • Using my Circle Scissors Plus, I cut out two circles: a 5.5" circle of Bermuda Bay, and a 5.25" circle of a Melon Mambo print (Patterns Pack). The circles were attached to the card with a large overhang. I flipped the card over to trim the excess.
  • The images are from the set Classy & Fabulous. This is definitely my kind of girl- coffee and phone in hand! I used Jet Black StazOn to stamp the main image onto Whisper White.
  • I used a blender pen and open ink pads of Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip, and Melon Mambo to fill in the image.
  • A mat of Bermuda Bay was layered underneath and a cute little clip was added in the upper corner. TIP: The Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Grosgrain was a bit too wide to tie around the clip, so I used some Snail and folded it in half before tying.
  • I used the Matchbox Die and my Big Shot for just the right shape for my sentiment.
  • I inked up the sentiment in Jet Black StazOn and stamped it onto the shape with the use of a stamp-a-ma-jig.
  • Two Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons seemed to be just the right touch in the bottom left corner.
I hope you too will play along at PPA!

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Stamps: Classy & Fabulous (113226)
Ink: Jet Black StazOn (101406), Melon Mambo (115656), Bermuda Bay (115655), Chocolate Chip (100908)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Chocolate Chip (102128), Bermuda Bay (115317), Melon Mambo Patterns Pack DSP (115687), Melon Mambo (115320)
Accessories: Big Shot (114349), SU Backgrounds I Texturz Plates (114532), Matchbox Die (114890), Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain (115611), Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Grosgrain (115610), Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons (114339), Clips Assortment (112580), Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826)


Margaret Moody said...

I love your card, Carrie! I love how you used the colors and you've made me want to take a second look at the Classy & Fabulous stamp set! Great job!

Ann Schach said...

Your card is "fabulous", Carrie! And classy, too, just like you and your website! Beautiful job, as always!

Kim said...

As always Carrie a great card. I love the design with that image - its just perfect!

linda callahan said...

Fabulous - so cute!

Sunstamper said...

Love your card, Carrie. Great layout and use of embelishments. Not too little not too much! I especially love that stamp!

Denise said...

This card goes so well with your new blog - LOVE it! I just think of SATC everytime I visit. (Seattle style, of course) I think YOU get the SASSY award for this fab card!

Tiffany said...

What a fun card! Very classy and great job with the challenge Carrie!

Gina Shaw said...

I love this card, Carrie! You did a terrific job with the Challenge and I love the very retro look you created.

Patti said...

Wonderful card, Carrie. That saying is perfect for the look of the lady! Excellent coloring and I especially like the clip with the ribbon.

Melissa said...

You do "girly" so well! I too, love your clip!

As always, a pleasure to stop in!

Mary Fish said...

Such an appropriate stamp image for your new blog look. The colors are fab (of course) and the layout, especially the half circle, is so cool. Hugs, Mary

Carla Bazhenow said...

Wow, I really like your card. Fabulous!!!