Pals Paper Arts 201

Yesterday was an interesting day to say the least. I planned to stay home most of the day and do crafty things, but that was interrupted by a faulty iPhone. I made an appointment and headed to the Apple store and they told me my only option was to purchase a replacement phone for $270 because it was out of warranty! I will refrain from repeating what I said to the gentleman at the store, but it wasn’t a pleasant experience for either of us. I was slightly annoyed to say the least. So I made a trip to my local Best Buy and traded in my faulty iPhone for $230 towards the purchase of a shiny, new iPhone 5S. Justin is happy again. LOL! 🙂 I did manage to get some of my projects done, but not all of them. Maybe when I get back from Manhattan later today, I’ll finish the rest. I had some pizza with my friend Kim last night and some quality chatting time with Andrew. All in all, a very good Saturday, as I hope yours was too.

My card for today is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge…

PPA 201

Not an overly complicated sketch which is kind of nice. My card starts off with a base of Island Indigo Card Stock. The two background panels and the strip on the left are from the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper Pack. The main panel in the middle is also from the same DSP Pack and is backed with a piece of Whisper White and mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The panel that goes across the middle is a piece of Vellum Card Stock and I stamped my greeting from the Simply Celebrate Stamp Set in Night of Navy. My final addition to the card is a butterfly from the soon to be “Vintage” Backyard Basics Stamp Set. I stamped it in Night of Navy and used an eyeshadow applicator and some Island Indigo to color it in. The Backyard Basics Framelits are used to cut it out and Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the Vellum. I really like the way the Vellum gives the card depth by making the flowers behind it look further away. I hope you enjoyed my take on this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge. Thanks for taking the time out of your day to stop by and check out the blog today! I hope your Sunday is a great one! 🙂

PPA 201-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Island Indigo and Whisper White

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Designer Series Paper: Gingham Garden

Ink: Island Indigo and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Simply Celebrate and Backyard Basics Clear Mount

Framelits: Backyard Basics

Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


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