It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This week we have a sketch challenge for you. I felt the oval was perfect for showcasing flowers, so I selected the Choose Happiness stamp set, and created a little collage. I hope you like what I created for you!
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips:
This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ long when folded.
- Collage! An embossed oval makes the perfect backdrop for paper-snipped leaves, flowers, and a bird. Pearls…and a star from the Basic Hodgepodge Clips collection…are the perfect accents.
- Banners! A mix of colors and patterns were used to create the banners. Chocolate Chip looks yummy with Lost Lagoon, especially against the So Saffron background.
- Sentiment! “When I need a friend, you’re there” is such a heartfelt sentiment, and perfect for the recipient of this card. I simply used the Hexagon Punch to make the “V” at each end, and added a little Crumb Cake ink to the edges to make it stand out against the scored background.
Of course, what would a post be without a puppy picture! In this one, little Jack looks like he is saying, “Hey! We’re trying to sleep here!” I will confess, I do spend a lot time in the whelping box with the kids. They are starting to play, and have sharp little teeth…and the cutest little growls. Today they will be getting their first taste of puppy gruel. How quickly they are growing up. Little Chunkers weighs over 5 pounds at 3 weeks of age.
Choose Happiness is one of my favorite sets. I love using it for collages. I know I got a little carried away with all of the different patterns and textures, but I think it works. How about you…do you have a “rule” about mixing colors, patterns, and textures? Won’t you let me know in your comment today? Your comments are important to me, and I do read each and every one! And remember, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…
The Paper Players Design Team