Today kicks off a new Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge (PPA151) with a clever design by Margaret Moody. Sketches are one of my favorite ways to get a card design off the starting blocks. Check out what the PPA Resident Artists have created with Margaret's sketch HERE and play along!
- I love the look of the Secret Garden (Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog) line images stamped on patterned paper. The coordinating Secret Garden Framelits make cropping them a snap.
- Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels give the flower centers a touch of bling!
- Tone on tone stamping (matching ink and card stock) produces a soft and pretty background on the Soft Suede layer.
- The only stitching you'll ever see on one of my cards is going to be faux (but I appreciate those who make the effort). Frankly, I don't even own a sewing machine. I used the cross stitch embossing design from Stampin' Up! Needlepoint Border Embossing Folders for my faux finish.
I LOVE HEARING FROM YOU! Do you sew or prefer "faux" on your paper crafting projects? Share a comment below!
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Paper: 2011-2013 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (122384), Lucky Limeade (122926), Pool Party (122924), Soft Suede (115318), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: Soft Suede (126978)
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