Friday, March 25, 2016

Circle of Spring for PPA 293

On The Fence

Here is my Pals Paper Arts entry for this week.  And this is the Color Inspiration that drove my design:

I love the soft colors that Michelle Gleeson chose for this week's challenge - very Spring and Easter -like!  There are some beautiful cards for you to see on the PPA web site.  Check them out HERE.

Now the how-to's for my card:

Base ~ Crumb Cake 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Next layer ~ Blushing Bride 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
3rd layer ~ Mint Macaron 5 1/4" x 4"

Sponge Mint Macaron ink up from the bottom about 1/3 of the way to create "grass", then stamp the grass using Mint Macaron and the tiny grass stamp from Sheltering Tree.

Clouds ~ Free hand cut two clouds out of plain Vellum. Adhere with strategically placed Glue Dots or Vellum Tape.

Fence ~ Run a 5" x 4" piece of Crumb Cake cardstock through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  Cut into 1/4" strips.  You will need 7 altogether.  Basket weave the horizontal pieces into the vertical pieces and attach pieces together with Glue Dots.  Cut points on the top posts and trim to the correct size for your card. Glue to card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (aka green glue!)

Wreath and Sentiment ~  Circle of Spring Stamp Set, colored with Blushing Bride, So Saffron, and Mint Macaron using a Blender Pen.  Cut out with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits.  The bow is Blushing Bride 1/4" Cotton Ribbon.  The sentiment was cut with (retired) Mini Decorative Label Punch.

Bird ~ from (retired) Aviary Stamp Set stamped with Basic Gray and fussy cut.

I attached the wreath to the fence with a mini brad, but then covered it up with the bow, so it can just be glued at the top for the same look.

There you have it!  I hope you like it!  Please see yesterday's post HERE to understand why I wanted an "On the Fence" card!  We are down to 7 more days of Sale-A-Bration and your amazing opportunity to get the Ultimate Stampin' Up! Bundle. I can't say when this opportunity might come up again - not for a long while, I'm sure - so act now!

Have an amazing day!


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  1. So cute! Dig those crazy clouds! Thank you for playing PPA293 with us this week. Hope to see you next week.

  2. Wow on the background, wow on the fence, and wow on the beautiful wreath! Really amazing card and very creative Karen! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week!

  3. Karen, This wreath is a wonderful use of these colors - so many great elements on this card! Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Color Challenge at Pals Paper Arts.

    1. Thanks, Brian. And Happy Easter to you!

  4. So cute. Love the way you've made your own fence and the wreath is perfect for this week's challenge. Thanks for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts.

  5. While the wreath is the centerpiece the little bird made me smile. Love! Thanks for sharing your creativity with the Pals this week.

  6. Such a cute card Karen! The vellum clouds are a nice touch, but the little bird is my favorite ~ adorable! Thanks for joining us this week at Pals Paper Arts!