Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fab Friday Sketch Challenge: Perfect Blend Meets Paper Pumpkin

Good morning!  We’re in our first “official” heat wave of the summer which is perfect since it really helps get me in the mood for swimming, ice cream, picnics, and all the other classic summer fun.    Today I’m sharing a card I made for this weeks Fab Friday sketch challenge and if full of lots of fun colors that really make me think of summer.  I started with a Crumb Cake Cardbase and added a piece of Calypso Coral DSP from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Pack for a fun background.  The greeting is from the May Paper Pumpkin Kit (I love the exclusive stamps that come in these kits that can be used for all sorts of projects after the kit projects are completed).  The Whisper White stamped layer is matted with Basic Black and Old Olive Cardstock and I used the Tape It stamp to create a washi tape look using the colors in my card.

I decided to change things up on this sketch and instead of having a fewer small objects long the side I added one of the coffee cups from the Perfect Blend stamp set.  I stamped the cup several items on Whisper White and Crumb Cake cardstock with the new Memento ink so I could use the Old Olive Blendability Markers to color in the cup (stay tuned for more information on these fun tools that are coming soon).  I used Paper Snips to cut out the cup, lid, and collar to piece it together and used dimensionals for the lid so it has more dimension.

 This sketch was a lot of fun and you can really take it in lots of different directions, depending on the stamps, and or punches you may decide to use (I know I’ll be playing with layouts with similar elements in the future).  If you haven’t given the Paper Pumpkin program a try I highly encourage you to it’s so fun to get predesigned projects delivered to your door each month for easy crafting.  Plus, now you can order prepaid subscriptions that you can keep for yourself or give as gifts and not only will you save off the subscription prices for the 6 and 12 month options but you can add these products to workshops or catalog orders so you can earn hostess benefits with this purchase (which is awesome!)  I’m going to buying one of these for my own personal Paper Pumpkin membership so ask me if you have any questions and I can get you started for next month.  Also, if you want a sneak peak at some of the Paper Pumpkin products at this Sunday’s Just Cards Class, June 22, attendees will be making projects using Paper Pumpkin kit elements that you are sure to love so RSVP soon to reserve your spot.

Below is are easy ordering links for all the products used on this card:
Have a great day and enjoy!

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  1. Very cute card!! Love the Perfect Blend stamp set!! Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday!!

  2. So cute! Love the pink and the green! And you had me at coffee :-) Fun take on the sketch! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!


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