Thursday, September 17, 2009

A "KISS" to Feel Better...


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For a few weeks now, the Pals Paper Arts Challenge (brainchild of the inimitable Mary Fish and her fab Design Team) has been putting forth fun sketches and challenges every Thursday -- it's a great mid-week boost to get creative juices flowing! I am finally participating with my first PPA (#8) project, which asked participants to "KISS" (Keep It Simple, Sweetie) with lots of white space. I decided to use Charmaine's Color Challenge (part of Verve's Release Week Challenge) of Deep Purple, Olive, Burnt Orange, and Teal. Interestingly, I thought these colors matched up with Stampin' Up's newest In-Colors perfectly. I added a third challenge to myself, which was to create a card without using a single stamp. I got a lot of use out of my Big Shot and the Sizzix Birds & Blooms die set. The embossed background circle was created using a Nestability and the simple sentiment with an SU Rub-On. A cute little button was the final touch. This cheerful card literally took me 15 minutes, start to finish!
BEAN NOTES: Stampin' Up Whisper White, Dusty Durango, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, and Always Artichoke Card Stock; SU Chit-Chat Rub-On; Nestabilities Classic Circle Die & Embossing Pads; White Button (generic); Foam Dimensional Squares (generic) HAPPY BEANS: Big Shot

13 comments:

Carla Bazhenow said...

Regina, I so love your card. WOW! Yes, a very cheeful card... *smile*

Martha said...

Beautiful job, Regina! I love the circle background. You do some beautiful designs.

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Simply beautiful.

Denise said...

This is so darling! I love it! My favorite is how you made the bird's wing a different color - clevah! Thanks for playing, Regina!

Kim said...

Love the 'embossed' circle background to really highlight your focal point. Will surely cheer up someone not feeling well!

Laural-Lee said...

Wow this is such a beautiful card. I love the embossed circles on the white. And the dies are amazing with those colours. Beautiful!!

Ann Schach said...

Fantastic, Regina! Beautiful colors! Just a perfect card!

....Linda.... said...

Love the circle effect - very pretty card!

LeAnne said...

Regina, this is just gorgeous!

Margaret Moody said...

This is so beautiful, Regina! I love the little bird! The embossed double circle really creates a nice focal point! So smart, so simple, and so pretty!

Melissa said...

Beautiful!!!!

Pals Paper Arts said...

On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for playing @ PPA!

Be sure to join us for our next challenge on Thursday, September 24, 2009.

Cards by Gina said...

STUNNING! I absolutely love your work and always look forward to see what you're creating!