Practice makes perfect. With the variety of challenges the Pals Paper Arts blog offers (every Thursday), you'll be inspired to experiment with new layouts, color combos, themes, simplicity and more. This week's sketch by Margaret Moody is fabulous and offers so many possibilities. Click here for the Design Team's inspiration samples and to play along!
STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:
- I enjoyed cropping
out bits of four different stamps from the Embrace Life stamp set. Very "artsy boopy." Stampin' Up!'s Square Punches layer with precision in a snap.
- Ever get those frustrating little black flakes when you emboss with Black Embossing Powder? I prefer to use Basic Black Craft Ink (it's stickier than Classic Ink) and Clear Embossing Powder. Any little Clear Powder "stragglers" will be essentially undetectable when heat embossed. This was originally a tip from one of my readers. Thanks!
- Click to check out my "Tying a Pretty Knot" video for a quick lesson on perfecting a ribbon knot.
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Stamp Set: Embrace Life (114958)
Paper: Ruby Red Textured Card Stock (108697, Assorted Earth Elements), Very Vanilla (101650), Basic Black (102851)
Ink: Basic Black Craft (102192)
Cool Tools: 1 1/4" Square Punch,(104400), 1 3/8" Square Punch (103375), Modern Label Punch (116630), Heat Tool (100005)
The Perfect Touch: Basic Black 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (115605), Vintage Brads (109109, Black), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Clear Embossing Powder (109130)