Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Little Moments for the Pals

I remember back when I had young children, always being excited for their future, when they would be able to do this or that; dress themselves or take dance lessons or go to school. The trouble with that was that I think I failed to appreciate the little moments and savour them at the time. Looking back now, those are the times I miss the most and wish I could have back again. That's why I love this sentiment that's part of the wonderful Watercolour Wings stamp set! I definitely had some little moments with it yesterday as I worked on my entry for the Pals Paper Arts' Challenge #256:

I went with a largely monochromatic colour scheme for this sketch! Just take a look at the amazing things you can do with the new Watercolour Wings Stamp Set:

  • My palette included Pool Party, Mint Macaron and Lost Lagoon, with just a hint of Tip Top Taupe for the butterfly body and Tuxedo Black Memento Ink for the sentiment. I quite like the effect.,
  • The butterfly consists of 3 different coordinating stamps which you can use to create this beautiful image. I stamped the first image in Pool Party. It's the large almost solid image base. The outer edge of the wings is stamped with a second stamp in Mint Macaron. Since the stamps are Photopolymer and totally see-through, it is fairly easy to place the stamp properly. You just have to take your time and look straight down onto the block. The center splotch and the spots were stamped with the third stamp in Lost Lagoon. Then I added the body in Tip Top Taupe. Just google Watercolour Wings and you'll see so many different and beautiful colour combinations.
  • The image was then die cut using the new Bold Butterfly Framelits, and a smaller butterfly die cut from the Mint Macaron script design from the In Colour Collection Designer Series Paper Stack. You can get both the stamp set and the framelits in a bundle and save 15%. I also used those same designer papers to make the 3 banners using the Triple Banner Punch.
  • The background DSP is from the new Schoolhouse collection in Pool Party. This is a series of primary colour designs that would work well with kids' cards.
  • Notice the new Silver Metallic Thread behind the butterfly! I cut a length about 20 inches and looped it, securing it on a Stampin' Dimensional on the back of the butterfly. It's a very pretty embellishment for any card and it comes in Gold as well.

Time for Tuesday's new Weekly Deals:


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  1. Wow love these doors together! Beautiful card! Glad you shared it at PPA!

  2. Beautiful card! I love those 3 colors together. Thanks for including the PPA in your stamping fun this week!

  3. So very pretty! Love the subtle hues on this! Fabulous take on the sketch!


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