It has been a while sense I had the chance to participate in a Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. I had a strange fall, hectic holiday, and just getting back to stamping on a daily basis. This weekend I got the opportunity to spend some extra time in the craft area “it’s kinda spread out”. This meant that I had the chance to play along with some of my favorite challenges. Yahooooooo!!!!
Over at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge, they are having a clean and simple (CAS) challenge with starts.
I reached for the obvious choice Be the Star stamp set. I love this set and it has been a while sense I had it out. So, I am glad that Bev over at Watercooler Wednesday come up with this challenge.
The color inspiration was is the Sale-A-Bration paper Wildflower Fields. Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, and Lost Lagoon.
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The stars are stamped in Lost Lagoon and Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White Paper. Then cut out using the Stars Framelits Dies. I also cut out a star in each size in Lost Lagoon and Blackberry Bliss. The sentiment was stamped in Lost Lagoon and made into a banner using the Triple Banner Punch. The card base and panel for the card are both Hello Honey. The panel was embossed using the Zig Zag textured Impressions embossing folder.
A few tips:
- The Zig Zag panel brings much-needed interest to the background without talking away from the stars. It also mimics the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper used behind the sentiment.
- Placing the star and the banner panel at an angle brings your eye into the Sentiment!
- Glue the banner panel to the Hello Honey Zig Zag panel before you add it to the card base. This makes it easy to cut off access paper.
- The Hello Honey Panel being the same color as the card base allows for the stars to really shine bright!
- Adding a Stampin’ Dimentional between the two layers of stars gave so depth to the card!
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Thank You for visiting Westside Paper Creations. We are back at it tomorrow with an all new work week. I hope you have a great Monday!!! I have a lot going on so stay tuned! Open House, new classes, and a new Blog Hop!!!
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!
Before the Banner!
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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Here is the supply list:
Paper Pumpkin is still on sale! You not only can get a three-month subscription for a discounted rate…YOU can pick one Sale-A-Bration item for FREE!!!!!!!!
Thank You for stopping by Westside Paper Creations! I hope everyone is having a great Saturday Night and that your Sunday is blessed. I am looking forward to meeting you back here soon :>