Over a Pals Paper Arts Maggie Mata has a great design for us to play along with. This was a fun sketch to work with!!! All the Pals on the design team did a great job sharing inspiration for us! So, be sure to hop over to Pals Paper Arts!
When I started working on this card, I decided to use two papers from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper and Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper.
I pared them with the Flowering Fields stamp set. Also, from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. If you are wondering what Sale-A-Bration is all about. Well, it is simple! If you spend $50 you get to pick one item from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure for free!!!! Did you here me FREE!!!
I wanted to keep thing’s simple and stay somewhat true to the design. I did though decide to flip the triangle on its head. When I finished the card it still needed a little something. I had been toying with the idea of a sentiment but, could not really find the right spot. I sent a few pictures to a friend during the process. And they suggested a banner. The banner really brought the whole card together. It is always nice to have someone you can bounce ideas around with!
I really liked the results of the original card. But, when I compare it to the one with the banner…WOW!!! What a difference one little element can make :>
The flower and the “Happy Birthday” are stamped in Basic Gray. This ties in the background paper! True Confession time…I have been using Basic Gray a whole lot lately. And , I would never have picked it up other than I lost my Basic Black ink…So for now I am stuck with Basic Gray!!!! I am really enjoying the Basic Gray! It just might have won me over :> Well, maybe…. And I really like the combination of the gray and black mixed with white!
Here are a few tips:
- Don’t be afraid to mix black with gray! Done right it will look so sophisticated!!!
- The ovals were easy to cut with the oval collection framelits dies and my big shot!
- Using the Triple Banner Punch made making the banner a breeze!!!! By sticking the banner out the back of the punch it was supper easy to line up…see picture…
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