In an effort to kick start my creativity after a multitude of Christmas crafts, I found a new challenge website, Pals Paper Arts. They post two challenges each month, one is a colour challenge and the other one is a sketch challenge. The challenge (PPA150) this time is a colour challenge:
The idea of a colour challenge appeals to me – they will hopefully inspire me to use colours and colour combinations that I wouldn’t normally. For instance, I don’t reach for Melon Mambo very often as I find it to be a very bright pink but it works very well in combination with the two neutral colours.
I was inspired by one of Gail’s (Mamaxsix) cards on Splitcoaststampers which can be seen here. I added it to my favourites with the notion to recreate it at a later date. This challenge was the perfect time. I swapped out the circles in Gail’s card for hearts – perfect for Valentine’s Day – and changed up the sentiment. Here is my recreation:
I love the inlaid embossing technique. I used it on a few of my Christmas cards and love the look on this card – it’s the element that drew me to Gail’s card in the first place.
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Stampin’ Up Supplies:
- Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
- Paper: Melon Mambo, Basic Gray, Basic Black
- Ink: Melon Mambo
- Accessories: Heart to Heart Punch (retired), Square Lattice Textured Impressions EF, sponge