It's Thursday and here we are with another Pals Paper Arts weekly Challenge. This weeks it's a sketch challenge by our own Nicole Watt And I thought I'd mix things up a bit. My first consideration was using the Guy Greetings set. There are so few masculine stamp sets. Here's a great one and I haven't used it once! The beautiful part of this set is it's not just for Father's Day, even though I'm sure that was the motivation to place it in the Occasions catalog. The sentiment frame is from the retiring Kind & Cozy stamp set. So I looked at the sketch and it reminded me of a CD case. Nothing like a collection of favorite songs to remind him of you!
Step by Step Tips:
- Of course I started out by letting the DSP determine the color palette. In this case it was Whisper White, Island Indigo, and Basic Gray. I found that if I stamped off the car, I was able to stay with Basic Gray and not rely on a lighter shade. It created the perfect background image for the sentiment.
- When I saw the DSP I immediately thought of the Kind & Cozy stamp set. But it needs to be used in a more masculine color, and again Basic Gray was perfect. The set is typically more feminine than masculine, but using the graphics with a sentiment from another set easily converts it to a more masculine image.
- The accent color here is Island Indigo. I originally stamped the gingham circle in Island Indigo, but I felt it detracted from the sentiment. So I opted to keep the monochromatic feel to the card and rely on the sentiment to inject the accent color.
- Color plays such an important part in making a card - or in this case, a CD case - and I found that matting the card in Basic Gray was just a bit TOO monochromatic to make it stand out. But Basic Black really popped the sentiment. Simple!