Are you ready
to play this week's Pals
Paper Arts Sketch Challenge (PPA38)? Everyone is invited to join in
the fun using any
brand of stamping supplies. Grab a sketch pad and check out the PPA Design Team's Stampin' Up! inspired samples, all based on Stampin' Pretty Pal Margaret Moody's layout below.
Aren't these little birds adorable with their button bodies? It's based on an idea by Nichole Heady (Papertrey Ink) that I fell in love with. I was so excited to discover it worked perfectly with the bird from Stampin' Up!'s Sweetheart Stamp set (available but not in any catalog – click for Sweetheart Stamp Details) and our Designer Buttons (one each from Playground, Sherbet and Button Latte).
STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:
- After stamping the bird in Jet Black Stazon (my favorite for black image coverage), I colored in the polka dot wing with a Basic Black Marker (so no white from the wing would show through the button hole "eye")
- Next, the bird (wing) was stamped and snipped from card stock matching the buttons (Pretty in Pink, Real Red, So Saffron). You gotta love how Stampin' Up! accessories and colors coordinate.
- Mini Glue Dots keep both the buttons and wing securely in place. The wing covers the second button hole.
- I used the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to doll up the Basic Black panel.
- A 1 1/4" punched square nests beautifully over colorful card stock cropped with the Stampin' Up! Scallop Square Punch.
HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS?
Click to learn the details of the Stampin'
Up! Color Renovation.
Paper: Pretty in Pink (100459), Real Red (102482), So Saffron (105118), Basic Black (102851), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Jet Black Stazon (101406)
Cool Tools: 1 1/4" Square Punch (104400), Scallop Square Punch (112081), Large Oval Punch (107305), Paper Snips (103579), Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (117335, Occasions Mini), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch: Stampin' Up! Designer Buttons (Button Latte–114333, Playground–116313, Sherbet–116312), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Basic Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon (117285)