It's time for a new PPA inspiration challenge! This week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge (PPA82) is to use scallops in your paper crafting project. Easy, no? To see scallops galore and the Pals Paper Arts Design Team's inspiration samples, CLICK HERE! Make this THE WEEK to challenge yourself and play along!
I loved the PPA "scallops" inspiration photo above. You can certainly use it as a starting point (stunning colors, ocean theme) or simply think of it as a reminder to toss in some paper scallops on your project. That's what I opted to do with the Stampin' Up! Pinking Hearts Border Punch! I hope they qualify as scallops 🙂
HEAT EMBOSSING "WOW!" VIDEO TUTORIAL! Heat embossing was the first stamping technique that really "wowed" me. I love witnessing how the heat turns the matte powder to a raised and shiny finish. I have had numerous reader requests to do a video on heat embossing basics. Today's three minute video shares tips that will help you emboss with confidence!
STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:
- Keep ribbon in it's place. Learn how with my "No Slide Ribbon Tutorial."
- Paper Snips give the butterfly it's independence. A tidbit of Stampin' Dimensionals gives it a lift. I also used my "snips" to create the flag accent on the sentiment.
- Want to see more samples using the Sale-A-Bration Sweet Summer stamp set? Click here to search my blog for samples using Stampin' Up! stamps, accessories or tools. The Search Tool is always available for your convenience on the left bar.
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Stamp Sets: Sweet Summer (Sale-A-Bration: W121849, C123214), So Happy for You (Sale-A-Bration: W121853, C123220)
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: VersaMark (102283), Jet Black Stazon (101406)
Cool Tools: Pinking Hearts Border Punch (117649), Crop-A-Dile (No Slide Ribbon, 108362), Heat Tool (100005), Paper Snips (103579), Embossing Buddy (103083), Powder Pals (102197)
The Perfect Touch: Whisper White Embossing Powder (109132), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119261), Brights Brads (119740)
To see all images for the exclusive Sale-A-Bration stamp sets (including Sweet Summer and So Happy for You), click to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure or email me to receive a free print copy.