Nobody walks their journey alone. That’s why I love today’s design for Pals Paper Arts! We say thank you a lot, but it’s not always about those intangible moments where someone is there for you, silently, sharing in a part of your life. “I thank you for your part in my journey.” Well – that’s for you, my faithful followers! Lots of posting, just a few, you’ve been here for me, and I’d like to say thanks!
Today’s sketch is brought to you by the amazing Dawn Tidd. I absolutely love her design, and the sketch! There’s so many lovely things you could do for the various elements – maybe ribbon, or washi tape? What will you do with this week’s sketch? I hope you give it a try and join our challenge!
I really am in love with this whole paisley suite – I hope the stamp set and framelits carry over into the Annual Catalog! How about you? Love it, hate it? Share in today’s comments!
Maven’s Mastery Tips
You don't need much to get started!
I know many demonstrators you see online have treasure troves of goodies! But, don’t let that discourage you – you don’t need much to get started! One, flexible stamp set, a dark ink color, some cardstock and DSP along with adhesive and scissors and you’re on your way.
Copper is HAWT!
This fall’s on-trend metallic is COPPER! That’s why I love this Petals & Paisleys specialty designer series paper – it comes with two sheets that have copper embossing done for you. See – it’s easy peasy to add some flair to a projects. No heat necessary!
If you plan on using two patterns in a project, here’s a rule of thumb: Use one big, bold pattern, and one small, accent pattern. Breaking up the two with solids is a good idea too. See how I used some copper foil behind the polka dot strip? It’s the perfect way to separate the two patterns so they can both shine!
Share and Inspire Someone Today!
Well, chalk today’s design up to #poorplanning. When I put this one together earlier in the week, I totally forgot that today would be the 1st of September, and the Thoughtful Branches bundle would no longer be available. Well, there’s things to learn from any card – whether the actual paper/stamps/ink are available or not, so I’ll be sure to focus on that.read more
As a cardmaker, I’m very picky about who gets my cards. Are you like that too? I don’t want to pour all the love and creativity I have into a design just to have it looked at and then tossed. #heartbreak #iworkedsohardonthat #nooooooo! But, for the right occasions, and the right people a handmade card is the perfect gift, or gift accompaniment. That’s what my card is today.read more
Do you invest in Stampin’ Up! reinkers, and then wonder why? It’s true, I’m not reinking my pads often – even with classes. So, what to do with that little investment taking up space in your craft area? You are going to love today’s design as it showcases one of the many ways you can use reinkers.read more