PPA118 Stampin’ Up! Daring Adventure

Stampin up daring adventure rubber stamp pals paper arts closed demonstratorDesign team badge jpegNutty Neutrals?  I worked with a neutral color palette for this week's Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge (PPA118). Neutrals blend beautifully and are oh so sophisticated.  It's easy to play the PPA challenges and you can use ANY brand of products you like.  Click to see the rest of the PPA Design Team's card and ideas for this week!


EspressoSuedeRiverThe overall dimension of the card base is 5 1/4" square.  I trimmed approx. 1" from the right side to give it a custom look.  The River Rock Designer Paper peeks through to the front when the card is closed and gives a polished finished to the interior when open.

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Stampin up daring adventure rubber stamp 5 petal flower punch demonstrator videoSTAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:

  • To unify the look with the Stampin' Up! Daring Adventure stamp set, I sponged River Rock and Whisper White (Craft) ink on the edges of the layers.
  • Placing Stampin' Dimensionals in the four corners underneath the sentiment, left a channel in the middle to run my ribbon through.
  • I used the Felt Flower Technique to add a fabric-like texture to the flower.  Click to watch my Felt Flower Video Tutorial.
  • Stamping the flower layers with text (another stamp from Daring Adventure) gave them a new personality!
  • Share your "signature" on the back of your cards with one of the Stampin' Up! personalized stamps.  I used Flourish (115600).  It was dipped in River Rock and tipped (rock and roll technique) with Soft Suede for a two tone finish.

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Stampin up pals paper arts sneak peekStamp Set:  Daring Adventure (W122600, C122602), Flourish Personalized Stamp (115600)
Paper:  Neutrals Collection Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (River Rock, 117157), Early Espresso (119686), Soft Suede (115318), River Rock (108640), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Early Espresso (119670), Soft Suede (115657), River Rock (109101), Whisper White Craft (101731)
Cool Tools:  5-Petal Flower Punch (119880), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275), Sponges
The Perfect Touch:  Early Espresso 3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon (Holiday Mini Catalog, 124104), Antique Brads (117273), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Medium Square Envelope (5 1/2" square, 107289)


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  1. Lorraine Flynn

    It is a beautiful card and would be a wonderful cover for a journal.

  2. Gorgeous card Mary! Love the design and colors!

  3. I see your comment above mine and truly my first thought today when I briefly glanced at the PPA blog was that your creation was a journal. Clever design for a card, the ribbon is a nice touch to close it and the flower a subtle and lovely embellishment (gotta love those vintage brads!).

  4. neutrals are perfect for a chic, vintage look. You could decorate a small journal with the same stamps and colors and add photos inside! Hugs, M

  5. Love this card, Mary! Great use of this stamp set and I love the flower, too! Always so inspiring!

  6. Oh Mary! This card is just so very beautiful and very elegant. Thanks for sharing! I love checking out your blog each day from down here… Down Under…Australia.
    xx manda

  7. Beautiful card! Think it might be the beginning of a mini scrapbook, too….any suggestions?

  8. Beautiful, Mary! I love this style of card!

  9. Wonderful Mary. I’m happy to see it!!!

  10. Carol Carriveau

    Beautiful card!!! Love the neutrals and don’t think about doing a card like this…also really like the shorter right side so the back shows…very cool!

  11. What a beautiful card! Those seemed like difficult colors but you made them work!!!
    Diane G.

  12. Breathtaking, Mary!

  13. Beautiful, Mary. You can make even the stamps I’m not crazy about look great!!

  14. Love this card Mary!!

  15. Love the big flower and the offset opening tied with the ribbon! And how cute are those footprints crossing your envelope!!!

  16. Tameria Lindley

    I love that card. That is one of my favorite sets.

  17. Amazing. I am definitely not neutral about how I feel about this card. Truly inspirational!

  18. Hi Mary: Thank you so much. The striped river rock designer series paper covers the entire inside (roughly 5″ square). That’s it for the interior. Hugs, M

  19. I love it as much as I thought I would!
    Question, what did you do on the inside? I know you ran a strip of DP down the rh side but what is behind the front flap????

  20. Mary, your cards are amazing. Love the neutrals!

  21. BEAUTIFUL! Love your flower and how you trimmed the edge off the right. very clever and it gives a super new look…hugs

  22. absolutely beautiful as always

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