Sunday, June 24, 2012

Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers

Alliteration:  that's when a whole string of words begin with the same sound. See?? "Same Sound" is such a sweet sample!  But today, we are not using "SSSS" as our alliterative letter.  Today's post is brought to you by the letter "P"!

You see, I happened perchance upon a paper project at Pals Paper Arts this past week, and I was primed to participate.  Presenting the picture:

The stamp sets I used are Pleasant Poppies and Papillon Potpourri and I wanted to keep it plain and poignant! 

And that's about as far as I can carry that gimmick!
Seriously, though, I loved this sketch by Margaret Moody (Ack!  More alliteration!):

and I was dying to try out my new background set Pleasant Poppies and the lovely butterflies that are part of the Papillon Potpourri, as well as the coordinating punch, Elegant Butterfly.

I wanted to use the spotlight technique, in which you stamp a background in black and white or in one colour, then you add a circle that matches the background, but you give it more colour and punch.  I did that by using a darker circle card stock - Early Espresso (on the lighter Crumb Cake panel) and heat embossed the image using Tangerine Tango embossing powder.  I used the same embossing powder on the butterfly image only on a Crumb Cake background.  The Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon (is there no end to the alliteration today??) adds a sweet note and the sentiment, stamped with Early Espresso ink is from the One in a Million set.

Well, I hope that pumps you up to play with paper today!  Practice your P's.  (But warn me, so I am out of the spray zone!)  Pip! Pip!

Stamps:  Pleasant Poppies (w 126480; set of 1; $21.95); Papillon Potpourri (c 123759; set of 7; $17.95);  One in a Million (w 126380; set of 10; 32.95) 
Paper: Early Espresso and Crumb Cake card stock
Ink: Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad (126974; $7.25); VersaMark (102283; $9.95)
Accessories: Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon (122976; $13.50); Linen Thread (104199; $5.95), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247; $6.50)
Tools:  Embossing Buddy (103083; $7.50); Stampin' Up Heat Tool (129053; $36.95)

Pleasant Poppies
Papillon Potpourri
Elegant Butterfly Punch


  1. Your Pleasant Poppies & Papillon Potpourri perfected the play at the PPA! :) I'm done with the "p's" but not until I say that your card is very pleasing! Thanks for joining us at the PPA this week.

  2. this looks amazing with the tangerine tango embossing powder. WOW! congrats on being a PPA top pick this week! hugs, mary

  3. Your spotlighting technique is superb! "Above and Beyond" - that's how you card turned out - Just LOVE it! Thanks for the inspiration.


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