Primrose Petals and Gumball Green for Pals Paper Arts

It’s Thursday, and time to play with the Pals at Pals Paper Arts! This week is our monthly color challenge:  Primrose Petals, Gumball Green and Whisper White.  What started out as a combination that I thought I would hate, turned out to be one I love.  I hope you enjoy today’s card as much as I enjoyed making it.

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
This finished card measures 4-1/4″ long by 5-1/2″ long.

  • Stampin’ off! The Solid Blossom from Stippled Blossoms was inked in Primrose Petals and stamped off four times to achieve the proper shade of pale. The Stippled stamp was actually stamped “full strength”.  The same thing was done with Gumball Green and the leaves.  The result is the perfect duo of colors for two-step stamping!
  • Custom color!  Very Vanilla Seam Binding was dyed a subtle shade of Primrose Petals in seconds.  How?  A few drops of Primrose Petals reinker was added to a Stampin’ Spritzer.  I laid the ribbon upon a paper towel, and spritzed away!
  • Pretty pearls! The Argyle Pattern from the now retired Patio Party Designer Series Paper collection was tailor-made for this card.  The colors match the colors in the flowers perfectly!

    On the Road Again

    As you read this,  Muffy and Lexi, with me in tow, are headed to Wheaton, IL  for four shows from Friday through Sunday. These are going to be super competitive shows, including two Boxer specialties, with some of the top Boxer girls in the Midwest in attendance.  Wish us luck!

    Muffy chillin’ in her crate on a recent road trip.  She’s all set with her water bucket, chewy, toy, and a video in the portable DVR.  Muffy rides right behind me.

    So there you have it!  Because the sentiment can be easily switched out, this card would be perfect for a variety of occasions:  thinking of you, birthday, wedding, anniversary, or thank you. What do you think of today’s card? Won’t you let me know in today’s comment?  Your comments are important to me, and I do read each and every one.  And remember, if you have a question about the cards I make or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…

    Stamp Sets:  Stippled Blossoms (W 132076;  C 126747), Loving Thoughts (W 128436;  C 125845); Inks:  Primrose Petals (126858), Gumball Green (126861), Primrose Petals Ink Refill (126851); Designer Series Paper:  Patio Party (retired); Card Stock:  Whisper White (100730), Primrose Petals (126841); Tools:  Big Shot (113439), Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127750), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), Paper Snips (103579); Glitz and Glam:  Basic Pearls (119247), Very Vanilla Seam Binding (120999);


    1. Beautiful, beautiful card. Good luck to you and your amazing dogs.

    2. Just beautiful Ann! I love all of your added pearls, simply stunning.

    3. This is absolutely stunning, you knocked it out of the park. Michelle Mallett

    4. Pretty card. I love the details of the flower and how everything came together on the card. The dying of the ribbon is something I need to try.

    5. Oh Ann! I love what you did with this color combination! And the pearls are a perfect touch! 🙂

    6. This is fabulous…even though the colors are fairly bright, this is still a lovely and beautiful card…your construction and stamping are as always so wonderful!!! Sending best thoughts for you and the girls….can’t wait to hear how it all went!

    7. So beautiful, Ann! Love how you colored the ribbon and all the pearls are divine!

    8. WOW. I love the colour combination with these images. Just magnificent Ann. Thanks for the inspiration.

    9. I don’t know HOW you do it, but another GORgeous card, Ann! I LOVE the colors. Thanks for sharing!

    10. Happiness is the perfect sentiment here! This is gorgeous! I love all the pearls! That ribbon is divine. Just love all the great details. Have a safe trip. Wishing the girls lots of wins. Are they watching a DVD of Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, or do they prefer comedy such as the Shaggy Dog or even cartoons such as 101 Dalmations?

      Chris R. from Iowa

    11. Beautiful, Ann! It looks so summery to me and it would be perfect for almost any occasion!

    12. Gorgeous card. Love this color combo. Love your dyed ribbon also. TFS

    13. This is gorgeous!! Love the tones you achieved on the flower and leaves. I’m glad you explained how you dyed the ribbon – will have to try that when I get my spritzer!

      Good luck to your pups!

    14. Beautiful job pulling the colors together. The dsp looks like a fence that the flowers are growing over. Lots of luck to the girls. They are always winners in my book.

    15. I love this card and the colors in it. Good luck on the week-end dog shows.

    16. Stunning! Thanks for all the tips. Love the paper and pearls, pretty stamping, and custom ribbon.

      Good luck to the girls.

    17. Stunningly gorgeous Ann! You take papercrafting to a whole new level.

    18. Ann,
      You are kidding when you say those dogs watch movies on the portable DVR while traveling, right?
      Chris Pickerel

    19. Absolutely fantastic card Ann!!!

      Good luck this weekend.

    20. Omg , no better word then BEAUITIFUL Ms Ann ….
      hugs frenchie

    21. Your cards are the most beautiful I have ever seen! Love the flowers and the pearls! Simply Gorgeous!
      Good Luck with the boxers!

    22. Ann I never would have guessed you stamped off on this… the color match is perfect to the DSP! I thought for sure you used two different inks. Gorgeousness for sure! Of course I love the pearls but I’m most impressed with the dyed seam binding! I always forget to do that! loveyly…
      Good luck at the shows too.

    23. I am a huge fan of argyle in clothing as well as other mediums. The color, design and execution of this card are superb. Best wishes to the girls in their competition.

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    25. What a gorgeous card! Love the color combination. Wishing you and “the girls” the best at this competition.

      I wondered how you transported your “children” to the competitions. Safe travels to you.

    26. Beautiful card Ann! Love this color combo and the argyle background! Good luck to Muffy and Lexi, I know they will be fantastic! Have a fun and safe trip!

    27. Really lovely card, Ann. The pearls just take it over the top!! Good luck to your beautiful Boxers, I’m sure they will shine and make you proud.

    28. Good luck too Muffy and Lexi! It is a good thing they don’t know where they are going or they would be so nervous. I wish you luck and a safe and fun trip!
      The card is wonderful. You are right this card could be used for several occasions.

    29. Beautiful. Love how you layered the sentiment over the floral image. Another Ann Schach masterpiece.

    30. Oh my–what a beautiful card. I have not mastered the 2-step process yet, but yours is beautifully done.
      Good luck this week end with your babies!

    31. Good luck at the show!

    32. Love it!!! Good luck at the shows with your winner girls.

    33. These flowers are gorgeous! And I love the matching dyed ribbon! Good luck to the Boxer Brigade – I know your girls will shine!

    34. Beautiful card Ann.
      Wishing Muffy and Lexi the very best of luck and wishing you a safe trip to and from.

    35. what a fabulous card, Ann. I’m not usually a fan of argyle…but it is the perfect compliment in this card. Your stamping, as always, is gorgeous!

    36. Gorgeous card, Ann!

      Good luck to your girls! You will be pretty near where my brother lives. We went through Wheaton when we rode the train into the city last year. I also have classmates that live in Wheaton. Have a safe trip.

    37. First of all good luck to Muffy and Lexi! Have a great trip. The card is beautiful. Colors are great.

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