Thursday, November 5, 2009

PPA15: A Color Challenge!


Today's card features the colors Ruby Red, Taken with Teal, and Basic Gray for the Pals Paper Arts color challenge. And boy was it a challenge for me!!! I sat for quite awhile trying to figure out what I should make when I remembered a good rule of thumb: when in doubt, add lots of white!!!



  • This card has a Basic Gray base. This is actually the only Basic Gray there is on the card, but I didn't intend for it to work out that way. I think the silver accents are a good compromise :).
  • Whisper White came next. I stamped the snowflake image, from Patterned Pines, in Taken with Teal and Ruby Red just on the right side.
  • Using a paper piercing tool, I was able to punch tiny holes in a few of the snowflakes for some silver brads.
  • The sentiment was isolated from a larger Season of Joy stamp using a Taken with Teal SU marker. TIP: I also used a stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect placement.
  • A scalloped edge piece of Ruby Red and some silver elastic cording were used to dress up the left side of the card.
  • The Patterned Pines trees were inked using a Versamark pad and stamped onto both Ruby Red and Taken with Teal before being silver heat embossed. I snipped out a tree in each color and layered them onto the card using dimensionals.
  • Filigree Designer Brads make cute tree toppers using mini glue dots.

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Recipe:
Stamps: Patterned Pines (116525), Season of Joy (110384)
Ink: Ruby Red (102259), Taken with Teal (103257), Versamark (102283)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Basic Gray (108692), Ruby Red (102030), Taken with Teal (101584)
Accessories: Silver embossing powder (109131), Heat Tool (100005), Filigree Designer Brads (112577), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Silver Elastic Cord (109866), Silver Brads (104336), Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Paper Piercing Tool (116631)

8 comments:

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

This is so pretty, Carrie! The white space really makes the trees and snowflakes pop!

Ann Schach said...

It was a challenge for me, too, Carrie! You did a great job! I love your layout!

TrishG said...

Beautiful. Love the snowflakes. Love the trees with designer brads. Nice scalloped edge. Love all of it. Great use of the colors.

Martha said...

This is a great card, Carrie. I've struggled with using the Filigree brads but you used them perfectly. Will keep that idea in mind. Your card is crisp and clean, love it!

Cards by Gina said...

Carrie, Your holiday card is so pretty! Great use of the PPA colors. I really love it!

Kim said...

Doesn't at all look like this was a challenge for you - GREAT job, I love it!

Melissa said...

I love all the white with these colors - it's festive and clean and fresh as well!

Keith Rueda said...

Oh!!!! this is a beautiful card.. a different style for using this set.
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