Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pals Paper Arts - PPA86

This week the Pals Paper Arts challenge was to incorporate embossing into a project.  Sounds simple, huh?  I struggled with this one - embossing isn't a technique that comes naturally to me.  On Thursday I found a sketch courtesy of Card Positioning Systems with their sketch No. 166 that looked great and worked well with the embossing.

PPA86 - Element of Style Embossing

I altered the size of  the CPS sketch to fit a square card sized at 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".  For the patterned paper I went with Stampin' UP! Play Date Designer Series Paper for it's wonderful bright color palette.  My colors then were So Saffron, Read Red and Old Olive.  I broke out my brand new Stampin' UP! Circle Scissor plus (so incredibly simple to use) for the first 4-1/2" circle and the smaller circle which I then embossed using the Big Shot Textured Impressions Perfect Polka Dots folder.  The funky flower was die cut using the Sizzix Flower Layers die (right now clearanced for an unbelievable $5.99.)  I popped the flower up with Stampin' Dimensionals and I think the card looks pretty darn good.

Stamps: None this time.
Ink:  Again none.
Paper:  Stampin' UP! Play Date Designer Series (117168), So Saffron cs (105118), Read Read cs (102482), Old Olive cs (100702)
Accessories/Tools:  Sizzix Big Shot Textured Impressions Perfect Polka Dots folder (117335), Sizzix Flower Layers Original Die (113458), SNAIL (104332), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Design:  Pals Paper Arts Challenge PPA86 - Elements of Style Embossing, Card Positioning Systems - Sketch No. 166


  1. Great card! Love how the center flower echoes the DSP. Thanks for playing along with us at PPA this week.

  2. Sketch worked perfectly for your design - looks great!