Pals Paper Arts 262

It’s another beautiful day in Manhattan! Nice and sunny and not too hot. Yesterday I spent the day at The Ink Pad with Michael and Barbara. Towards the end of the day Kathy from The Daily Marker stopped in. She has another coloring challenge coming up in October and I’m going to do my best to participate in it! You can check out her blog HERE! After work Michael and I walked over to Trader Joe’s toΒ pick up some stuff so he could make dinner. We got back to the apartment and had spinach tortellini with pesto and garlic bread with melted mozzarella cheese. It was yummy! Today we are going to head downtown and do a little more wandering! Her are some more pictures from our adventure the other evening.



The new tower looks cool during the day but I think it’s even neater at night! Michael has a post up today with some more pictures so be sure and go over to his BLOGΒ and check them out!

The card that I have for you today is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge…

Pals Paper Arts 262

This card started off with the need to use a bunch of die cuts! The base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My panel is a piece of Tip Top Taupe and is adhered to the card with Fun Foam and SNAIL. I cut two circles out with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles Die from Pool Party. The larger one is stamped with the Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp in Pool Party. I tucked the Simon Says Stamp Calliope Flourish Die cut from Gold Glimmer Paper behind the circle that is adhered with SNAIL to the card. My branch is cut from Silver Glimmer Paper using the Memory Box Branching Out Die and is adhered to the circle with Ranger Multi-Matte Medium. The butterfly is cut from Mint Macaroon and Vellum using the Simon Says Stamp Devonshire and Paulina Dies and adhered to the card with Foam Tape. I adhered the other circle to the card with SNAIL. The hello is cut from Solar White 110lb using the Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello Die. I brushed some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen over it for some added interest. Finally, some Hazel & Ruby The Makery Shine & Sparkle and Green with Envy Sequins complete the card. I love all of the die cuts and the colors are great together! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge! Thank you for stopping by and sharing in my weekend! I always appreciate your visits and wish you a fun Sunday! πŸ™‚

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Products used:

Stamp Set: Diagonal Stripes Background (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Tip Top Taupe, Pool Party and Mint Macaroon (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: Vellum Card Stock, Gold and Silver Glimmer Paper (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Calliope Flourish, Painted Hello, Stitched Circles, Devonshire and Paulina Butterflies (Simon Says Stamp) and Branching Out (Memory Box)

Embellishments: Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen (Zig) and Green with Envy and Sparkle & Shine Sequins (Hazel & Ruby The Makery)

Adhesives: SNAIL, Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger) and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam


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8 Replies to “Pals Paper Arts 262”

  1. Absolutely gorgeous, pleasing to the senses colors, papers, and textures! Vellum, sequins, and glimmer papers — you’re back! I just subscribed to Michael’s blog. You guys have so much fun running (okay, walking) around my favorite city. Of course, your photos and commentary help me live vicariously. Enjoy what’s left of Sunday! Nancy B

    1. Thank you so much Nancy! So glad that you like the card! Yay! Michael has some amazing projects on his blog, take a look back! We do have the best time, and he has shown me so much that I usually miss in the city! I’m having the best summer ever and I’m happy to share it with you! Hope that you had a nice weekend! πŸ™‚

  2. Nothing beats a city lite up an night, beautiful. awesome card, love how you combined so many different companies brands into such a work of art!

    1. I agree with you Linda! Love the city on a warm summer night! Glad that you enjoyed the card too! πŸ™‚

  3. Justin,
    That is the prettiest butterfly die cut, I’ve ever seen!! BEAUTIFUL card. Really stunning!
    Love the pics of the city at night. It’s been a while since I’ve been there. Maybe soon.

    1. Thanks Gerri! It’s definitely one of my favorite butterflies! Glad that you like the card and the pictures! Love that I get to spend time in Manhattan with Michael! πŸ™‚

  4. Hey Justin, this card is STUNNING!! How gorgeous is that butterfly with the pool party over the top!?! The whole card is beautiful πŸ™‚ And love your photos, the sunset is amazing! Yesterday we had a double birthday celebration and I made 2 different coloured cards in the same design, which turned out really nice, and guess what? I FINALLY opened that packet of vellum and embossed onto it! Only took me about 6 months, Lol! Monday morning has arrived all too soon – here we go again! Enjoy the rest of your time in the city Justin! xoxo πŸ™‚

    1. Hello Kelly!
      Thank you so much! I love that butterfly die and the colors are a neat combo! Sunset pictures are my favorite! Sounds like you had a great weekend too and your cards sound like fun! So glad that you finally opened up the Vellum and heat embossed on it! Yay! Hope that you have a great week! XOXO πŸ™‚

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