The challenge is a color challenge using light pink, pink and dark pink in the project. I couldn't resist making a valentine card since it's one of my favorite holidays with a cute bow... Texas sized! :-D
I have a small box nearby that I store extra trinkets and simple nostalgic items in to be used later. These items might include carnival ticket stubs, extra craft pieces from another project, unused jewelry items, broken keys, lost toys and other the such things. Sometime, it's the unusual addition to a card that completes the look I'm searching for.
Popping just a portion of the stamped image might be just the final touch you're looking for. Sometime this is called 3D Decoupage but without the varnish or lacquer. It adds an extra depth that jumps out of the card. Use dimensional stickers and select portions of the image that seem to be the foremost out front.
Paper piecing is a fun and easy technique but you can take it to the next level with shading. Coloring it just a little will give more depth and dimension to the stamped image. Wait to add the shadows until all the pieces have been placed and use a color that is slightly darker than the patterned paper's main color.
The challenge is to let our kids choose all the supplies for us to create a card. Straight away I knew what colors I would be working with, their favorite colors... pink and yellow... and there’d be no way around it.
As they were picking the supplies, I thought, "You’ve got to be kidding? That doesn’t even match!" But this card came at a greater cost than just grinning and bearing it, as I knew that if I let them pick out supplies for me then they’d beg me to make a card too. It ends up being like those books “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” series where one things leads into another; and double the trouble too since they each had to pick their *own* supplies! It was nice, however, that they agreed on a single stamp to use... the one with the kitty.
In the end, it was difficult to incorporate everything but I chose to create a Texas style Homecoming Mum and just ignore the colors. (Just google image “Texas Homecoming Mums” to really get a perspective!)
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