PPA219 Pals Paper Arts – trees galore!

Hey folks, found another challenge!!  This time it’s with the Pals Paper Arts PPA219, and it was a color challenge.

I had just made a card this week for a swap card, and it used similar colors, so I figured I could tweak it a little, and use it for the challenge.  Turns out, after I did that, it looked a lot like one of the samples provided by one of the designers, Brian King!  I guess great minds think alike, right?!?  🙂   SOOOOO, I had to tweak it up a bit more. I didn’t want it to be too similar!
After all the tweaking, I like the results. You get a treat today, because you get to see all three versions!

Here’s the card I made for swapping at the “Unite & Excite” event on Friday:I used Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz and Crushed Curry for this one.

Next, here’s the modified version to use the correct colors for the challenge:

And, finally… here’s the version I completely modified to use:

I really like this one. It’s got bonus sparkle, too – in the form of Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  I wanted to keep it simple, and went back to one of my favorite sets of-all-time:  Lovely as a Tree.  I have made so many cards with this set, I just love the huge pine, and the row of leaf-less trees. The first two cards actually use the new Festival of Trees set in the Holiday Catalog for the background trees, since they are smaller. I didn’t use that on the last card though. I also put a layer of vellum over the trees, and that is what I embossed on. The candy dots conveniently covered up the glue dots I used to hold it on.

Behind the scenes:  What you probably can’t tell on the first two is that I actually used a mask made from the Chalk Talk framelits. I cut out the big tag, used the outside of the paper (meaning not the tag itself – use the original piece that’s left), then snipped off the piece in the middle to get a rectangle with angled corners. This was a lot easier for mass producing swap cards instead of repositioning a ton of sticky notes for each card! The color in the rectangle is just sponged on to blend the colors.

Here are the items used for these:



4 responses to “PPA219 Pals Paper Arts – trees galore!

  1. WOW!! Fabulous job!! Thank you for playing this week with the Pals Paper Arts!!


  2. Beautiful! Love all the different variations. Thank you for playing with us this week at the Pals Paper Arts!!


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