It's Thursday and that means it's time for the Pals Paper Arts Weekly Challenge. This week it's a color challenge and I thought I'd sneak in a look at the new 2015-2016 “Make a Difference” stamp set which benefits Ronald McDonald House. It's called Sprinkles of Life and I LOVE IT! It's found on the back inside page (pg 189) of the new 2015-16 catalog which goes live on June 2, 2015. The set is photopolymer and contains 22 stamps which create ice cream cones, cupcakes, trees, clouds, flower baskets, and Includes 8 sentiments! What a fun set. Remember Stampin' UP! donates $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for every set that's sold. So it's a set that should be at the top of your wish list. It's item number 139971. Add it now for your order on June 2!
I really struggled with which stamps to use, but then I realized I was somewhat restricted by the color palette. So I created a soft “Hallmark Shoebox” style card for friendship and an “in your face“ gender neutral birthday card suitable for young and old alike. Also featured in this card is the new Banner Triple Punch. It easily creates banners of any length in three guided widths - 1”, 1 1/2“, and 2”. With a little practice you can make any width banner up to 2“ My sentiment is on a 3/4” wide banner. Simple!
Step by Step Tips:
- The “I'm so lucky...” Card was created on the retiring Naturals White card stock using Smoky Slate Classic Ink. An AquaPainter was used to apply the color. I wanted to keep the card's look soft so the use of a lighter application on the flowers and basket paired perfectly with the Smoky Slate sentiment! The shadow was created using Smoky Slate as well.
- The “Happy Birthday” card was created using the same Naturals White card stock as my ice cream cone base. The heavier texture really worked well for water coloring. The color was applied boldly using the same AquaPainter but loading the brush with more ink.
- The background was created by by first inking the ZigZag embossing folder with Daffodil Delight Classic Ink and running it through the big shot. This created more contrast. Both the ice cream cone and the sentiment were popped up using Dimensionals. Simple!