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New PPA Sketch Is “A Happy Thing!”


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I’m lovin’ this lemon from “A Happy Thing” stamp set.  The card is being sent to a friend who could use a little cheering up.  Love life.  Perfect sentiment.


The lemon becomes my “oval” on this week’s Pals Paper Arts Challenge (PPA241).  It was snipped out with my Paper Snips and popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.  See what the PPA resident artists have created with this sketch and play along HERE.


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  • Off set layers of Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Basic Black add a colorful Wow! factor.
  • I stamped the images (including the sentiment) using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink–my favorite crisp, black ink.

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0 thoughts on “New PPA Sketch Is “A Happy Thing!””

  1. Mary, your cards always blow me away!! So clean, sharp/ supporting graphics and fabulous color combos! You make it look so simple – like an Olympic caliber ice skater!!!

  2. FABULOUS card Mary….love your layers and how you gently outlined the lemon – really softens and highlights it!

  3. I think that a green lime would look just as fantastic as the lemon. If you happen to try it, would you post the lemon and lime side by side?

  4. Thanks, Diana. I used a combination of both the large and small ends of the Blendabilities markers. For the leaves, I simply swept the large end of the lightest and darkest Olive. I wanted to keep some white area open. What could be easier! M

  5. Mary – lovely card. This is a wonderful stamp set. I made a mask of the image and was able to have a “bunch” of lemons – turned out pretty well. Thanks for the video tips on coloring. I’m going to try the small tip and the little circles. Really appreciate your suggestions. Thank you!

  6. WOW!! what a great take on this sketch Mary, the colors of the panels really look fabulous layered like that, taking your eyes directly to that beautifully colored lemon. Love it.
    Thank you for sharing.


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