Thoughts & Prayers
Hello everyone and welcome! It's the Pals Paper Arts Thursday Challenge! Every week we challenge ourselves - and you, hopefully - to either a color or sketch challenge. And as you can see it's a color challenge using my favorite In Color set of all time. The 2014-2016 In Color palette works so well together and I love the jewel colors. This week also features my favorite stamp from the Holiday catalog. The pines from the Wonderland set are gorgeous and remind me of the pines in the San Jacinto mountains where Rick and I have our cabin. I have paired it with a set that has been around for a while called Thoughts & Prayers. Come join us and show us what you can do!
Step by Step Tips:
- This shading technique is really easy as long as you have a brayer. Don't think there's any other way accomplish this look. Many start out with a white piece of card stock and cover it first in Hello Honey. I started with a piece of Hello Honey and just brayered the top using Tangelo Twist. Always start off the paper and work your way on or you'll have a line where the edge of the brayer was.
- The image was stamped using Blackberry Bliss.
- Using Vellum can be tricky. Water based ink (Classic) easily smears unless you give it lots of time to dry. I stamped the image in Blackberry Bliss and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
- Vellum can also difficult to adhere to a surface without the adhesive showing. I used two leaves from the Square Pillow Box Thinlit die in opposite corners. I attached them using our new Fine-Tip Glue Pen. The glue that holds the vellum to the card is hidden by the leaves. Simple!