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Challenge: PPA 215 Perfect Pennants

Are you looking for card making inspiration? Check out Pals Paper Arts, a fun way to get inspired, show off your creations, and possibly win a prize! This week is a color challenge, PPA 215. New PPA challenges are released the 1st-4th Thursday of every month, and if you’re wanting to upload a card for the contest, entries are due by the following Tuesday. Come play along! You might have seen my entry for last week’s color challenge, PPA 214. Great news! I was a Pals Paper Arts Pick. It’s so fun to get recognition, thank you to the PPA Design Team 1 for picking my card. Now, onto this week’s challenge!

PPA 215 Color Challenge graphic

I was excited to use these colors, they are so bright and fun. Whenever I use Basic Black card stock I think about the chalkboard technique, so I decided to incorporate that into my card. It’s a very easy technique, simply stamp on Basic Black card stock with Whisper White ink or emboss with white embossing powder, then use a Stamping Sponge to sponge ink around the edges of the card stock plus a little brushed lightly around the sentiment. Additionally on this card, I “stamped off” by inking my dotted border stamp with Whisper White, then stamping first on a piece of scrap paper before stamping on my actual project. Anytime you stamp off, it helps the image sink into the background which allows the sentiment to stand out more prominently. It may be my most-used stamping technique!

Here’s my PPA 215 card, using the Perfect Pennants stamp set by Stampin’ Up!:

Photo: PPA 215 card

The star I stamped and cut out with my Paper Snips looks a bit interesting, right? That uses a technique I call “Well-Worn Stamping Off” (see, I really am obsessed with stamping off!). You can see how I do this technique in this YouTube video. My post yesterday for the August Pals Blog Hop was all about my other obsession: the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. I seriously can’t get enough of this amazing punch! I could put a cute tag on everything I own in about 2.5 seconds with how quick and easy it is– okay so maybe that’s a stretch. But seriously it’s ridiculously easy!

Photo: PPA 215 card details

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See you next week for a fresh Pals Paper Arts challenge!

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6 Responses to Challenge: PPA 215 Perfect Pennants

  1. Ann Schach says:

    Adorable, Becky! I love the black tag with the stamped off dots. The Strawberry Slush star is the perfect accent. You did a great job using the challenge colors. Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

  2. Diane Roberts says:

    Becky, I love those stamped off dots! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts this week.

  3. Brian King says:

    Becky, This is fun! I love that you chose Black as the primary color of focus here – and the Strawberry Slush accents it all so well. Thanks for playing along with this week’s PPA challenge!

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