Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pals Paper Arts - PPA86 (Take two)

In my previous post I mentioned how I struggled with the Pals Paper Arts challenge for the week.  The challenge was to include embossing on a project and I decided to give it another go.  Again I turned to the Card Positioning Systems for a little sketch inspiration.  Their sketch No. 310 part 3 fit the bill nicely with a little creative adjustment - I turned the individual three rectangles into just one.

PPA86 - Element of Style Embossing

I have had the Stampin' UP!  Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper for sometime now.  Why?  Well,  most of the pack is a bit on the busy side for me.  I actually bought this paper from my demo Mary Fish of Stampin' Pretty before I became a demo myself.  Mary used the paper so wonderfully on a card, convincing me to purchase it.  Yet after it arrived I could only file it away.  Am I alone in purchasing paper and then getting intimidated by it??  Anyway, I busted it out for this card and settled with the wonderful color combo of Wild Wasabi, Peach Parfait and Daffodil Delight.  By the way, if you haven't experienced Daffodil Delight in person you"re truly missing out (especially for those Spring and Summer projects.)  For the stamp set I used the Always Elegant set and embossed the image in white.  I gave the Peach Parfait cs a little embossing with the Sizzix Big Shot Textured Impressions Square Lattice folder.  I then added a simple white pearl and a little Wild Wasabi ribbon to finish the card off.  What do you think?  Leave me a comment I'd love to hear from you!

Stamps: Stampin' UP! Always Elegant (120477)
Ink:  Versamark Pad (102283)
Paper:  Stampin' UP! Greenhouse Gala Designer Series (117167), Daffodil Delight cs (119693), Peach Parfait (119794), Wild Wasabi (108641)
Accessories/Tools:  Sizzix Big Shot Textured Impressions Square Lattice folder (119976),  Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon (Retired), SNAIL (104332), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Design:  Pals Paper Arts Challenge PPA86 - Elements of Style Embossing, Card Positioning Systems - Sketch No. 310 Part 3

As always thanks for looking and yes HE stamps!


  1. Yowza! Yummy texture and a pearl, too! Bright and cheery with a great color combo! What more could a person ask for!

  2. Love the embossing on this beautiful card, Ben!
    Thanks for playing along with us at PPA this week.

  3. Such a pretty mix of colors!

    Hugs, M

  4. Beautiful card, Benjaman! The colors, texture and layout are perfect together! Now you've got to put an email address on your blog so we can contact you! You left a sweet message on mine but I can't email back. Put an "email me" button right under your profile! Man, I sound bossy.

  5. Such a beautiful card, Benjaman!!! I love those colors and embossing. Hugs,

  6. Ben this card is beautiful. I bought this paper too and found it to busy but what you did with it is so pretty!!! I will have to pull out my pack and give it a try now that I have seen your card.