Thursday, August 1, 2013

Friends Forever PPA 166 - A Color Challenge

 It's Thursday, so it's time for another Pals Paper Arts Challenge! This week is a color challenge for you to create a card using Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight and Smokey Slate (or similar colors).


  • Instead of water coloring the flowers, I stamped the flower image from Secret Garden in VersaMark onto Strawberry Slush card stock and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.
  • Cut out the flowers using the Big Shot and coordinating Secret Garden Framelit die
  • To soften the look, I sponged the edges with Whisper White Craft Ink
  •  The Simply Scored Scoring Tool with the Diagonal Plate made creating the diagonal grid for the back ground super easy.
  • I scored every 1/2" and rotated the card stock and scored again at every 1/2"

Stamps: Secret Garden #129144
Paper: Strawberry Slush #131295, Daffodil Delight #119683, Smokey Slate Textured #132131 (Holiday Catalog) and Whisper White #100730 card stock
Ink: VersaMark, Whisper White Craft Ink # , Daffodil Delight Stampin Write Marker #
Tools: Big Shot #113439, Secret Garden Framelit Dies #129372 , Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate #125586 , Simply Scored Stylus # 125624, Heat Tool #129053, Stamping Sponges #101610
Accessories: White Embossing Powder # 109132

Secret Garden Stamp Set #129144 clear mount or  #131940 wood mount

Secret Garden Framelit Dies


  1. Simply stunning, Beth. I love the embossed flowers and the scoring. I always enjoy your creations. Thanks for sharing with us this week at the PPA!

  2. Where to begin...this is just fantastic and I often forget about using the white craft ink...I can see a CASE in the future to send to a friend! The colors are great....just love the scoring - hat's off to you!!

  3. Thank you for the blog love Susan!

  4. This is such a beautiful design, Beth! The flowers are fabulous and I love the scoring. So clean and fresh, and so many great details. Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!