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! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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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0 Replies to “Pals Paper Arts 201”

  1. Justin, as always this card is wonderful! How clever to use an eye shadow applicator when a sponge dauber is too large! I think your tip will be very helpful to us all as the sponge daubers are soon to be retired! Thanks for joining us at PPA this week and good luck with the new phone!

    1. Thank you Diane! I find myself using those eye shadow applicators a lot and now that the Sponge Daubers are going “Vintage” maybe even more! I’m loving the new phone and hope that you have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Bazinga! Justin does it again! Magnificent card and somehow you managed to adhere that vellum without any adhesive showing through. How did you manage to do that? I love the Gingham Garden DSP, it’s so versatile. Glad you ended up having a pleasant Saturday despite the phone issues. The weather wasn’t very conducive to outdoor activity here yesterday nor will it be today. Had to settle for doing housework and watching the race last night.

    1. LOL! Thank you Grace! The vellum is adhered mostly behind the butterfly and a little bit on the lower right. Vellum Adhesive is the secret! I always try to make the most of what I am given, it’s really the only way to go! I hope you enjoyed your race! It’s sunny here today but cool. A nice day for a walk in the city! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Hi Justin! Love your card today! Do you tire of me saying that?? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Really though, I love the gingham garden paper and what you’ve done with that. And who doesn’t love butterflies? Such a pretty card! We had a beautiful day here yesterday and now we are in for a week of rain. That’ll green things up a bit…I’m dying to get my hands in the dirt and plant my flowers. Aren’t you excited to see the new catalog? I can hardly stand it! Have a great Sunday and hope you snap a few pics with your new phone for us!

    1. Hello Karen!
      Actually, no I never do tire of you saying that! If you stop I know I am in bog trouble! LOL! Butterflies are a great addition to most any card. We are supposed to get rain from Tuesday. I think we have all had enough precipitation! I can’t wait for tomorrow night! I will have some pics for you tomorrow, not to worry! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Oh Grace ! You must be a “Sheldon” fan also ! Justin ,I marvel at how well you made all of this work ! GG is one of my most favorites and that said there are plenty of options to use and you did manage to put all of those patterns together so well ! I am wondering also about where you adhered that Vellum …I think I know ,but maybe not ? And I would have loved to have been within ear shot of your reaction to the Apple guy ….I love how New Yorkers react !! Snicker Giggle !!

    1. LOL! Who isn’t a Sheldon fan Sonny?! Thank you very much! I used a little Vellum Adhesive in the lower right and most of it is hidden behind the butterfly! Were you correct?! I try to remain as calm as possible at all times but I spend a good amount of money in the Apple Store and I wasn’t very happy with his suggestion! It definitely was a typical NY reaction! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Oh, this is my favorite DSP. I love the vellum and it is really the first time I thought maybe I should get some. Love everything about the card. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks Nancy! The DSP has some great patterns in that’s for sure. Everyone should have some Vellum, so many different ways to use it! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Sorry about your phone ouch! I have experienced the same thing more then once, (I have 4 kids) and Sprint has gotten a mouthful I’m ashamed to say, LOL) Anyway gorgeous card, I love how you over layed the Velum, I need to try that.

    1. Me too Linda! It happens, even Apple technology goes south sometimes. I ashamed to say that I wasn’t very pleasant to they guy at Apple yesterday, oh well. Goes with the job right?! Glad you enjoyed the card and I hope you have a great rest of your weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Very lovely card Justin. Working on the same challenge and hopefully will get it done. Hope you had a great day in Manhattan. Lovely sunshine here for once but not quite warm yet!!!

    1. Thank you Louise! Looking forward to seeing your card! I had a nice day in Manhattan as I always do! It’s nice and sunny here too but chilly. We have the same weather I think! I hope you are having a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Justin, your card is great! I love your use of the vellum and your mix of elements. Your sentiment font is perfect with the “mood” of the DSP. Great job, as always. Thanks for joining us this week at the Pals Paper Arts.

  9. It sounds like you and I have had similar iPhone experiences lately…with some of the same language used at the Apple store even! LOL! Great card by the way! Love that layer of vellum! TFS!

    1. Oh no Amanda! It’s so frustrating when the iPhone doesn’t work right! LOL! I wasn’t very nice but sometimes it’s justified! Glad you enjoyed the card! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I love this card. Beautiful colours. I like the way you set the challenge by showing the layout first – helps us think how we would do it! X

    1. Thank you Laura! I think that showing the challenge helps you think about the card while you are reading and put it together in you head. ๐Ÿ™‚

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