Thursday, January 7, 2010

PPA24: A Simple Sketch

The first Pals Paper Arts challenge of 2010 is a sketch challenge!

Today's color combination was inspired by the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack- new in the Occasions Mini. While I don't actually own the DSP, I could incorporate the look of one of the prints using the Trendy Trees stamp set and some of the same colors.

  • Each tree was stamped onto Whisper White and snipped out. They were each attached to the card using dimensionals. TIP: I used a stamp-a-ma-jig to perfectly line up the trunk stamps to the tree tops.
  • To create the look of grassy hills, I simply punched out two Old Olive circles using the 1 3/8" and 1 3/4" punch. I flipped the card stock over and trimmed the excess.
  • For some added interest, I popped out three 1/2" circles from Pumpkin Pie, and added a little paper piercing by the sentiment.
I hope you will also play along at PPA! You could be a Pals Paper Arts Artist Pick!


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Recipe: Stamps: Trendy Trees (113258) Ink: Basic Black (101179), Rose Red (100063), Tempting Turquoise (100058), Pumpkin Pie (105115), Old Olive (100079) Paper: Rose Red (102544), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Whisper White (100730), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Thoroughly Modern DSP (115673) Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Dimensionals (104430), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (104401), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (112004), Paper Piercing Tool (1166310, Mat Pack (105826), 1 1/4" Old Olive Striped Grosgrain (115618), Corner Rounder Punch (109047)

14 comments:

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful colors! So bright and cheery! Love it!

Debbie Henderson said...

Love how you created the little mountains for the trees! Cute card!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Fun, Fun, Fun.

I love the bright happy colors, Carrie.

Kim said...

Carrie, this is GREAT!! You are too clever! Adorable design and I love the bright colors! So fun!!

Margaret Moody said...

I love your bright and cheerful card, Carrie! I also love how you created the look of the DSP using the Trendy Trees set and ink! So smart and so cute! Thanks for sharing!

~Erica~ said...

I love, love, LOVE this card! Adorable!

Cards by Gina said...

Oh, Carrie, I love your card. The colors are sensational and I love the rolling hills you created. also love that ribbon to tie everything together with!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh I agree with everyone else and those colors just make it pop!! Fabulous! Hugs,

TrishG said...

Very cute. I like what you did with the trees. Nice rounded corners.

K T said...

so cute!!

Patti MacLeith said...

I am liking all of the color on this card. Makes me smile.

....Linda.... said...

This is so cute - I love it!

buy r4 said...

I love these sketches. You are right. It is hard to add only essentials and figure out what to leave out. I like comparing the first and second sketches. It’s amazing how much information that first simple sketch conveys.

Ruthie said...

love this card I find it hard ot come up with neat ideas for these trees .. this is great!.... hope it's ok to CASE it!!!!