You Make Me Smile With PPA 253


Today’s sketch is brought to you by none other than the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge #253.  Whew, this challenge was a definite challenge!  But I smiled through it all because without Stampin’ Up! I’d have to see a therapist and I wouldn’t be able to afford my hobby….LoL.  Funny, but not funny. HA!

PPA 253

Now, go on and check out what the rest of the designers came up with.  This challenge I’m dying to see.  Thank you Nicole Watt for keeping my creative side flowing.  These last couple challenges have been a challenge in say the least, but I LOVE EVERY ONE OF THEM!  If they weren’t challenging well, they wouldn’t be called a challenge right!


  • The use of a sketch.  Whew!  Now this sketch was a challenge as previously mentioned.  But NEVER be discouraged when you are stumped.  Use it to your advantage to think outside the box!  Instead of cutting the Back to Black DSP the shape of the challenge shape, I use my Stampin’ Trimmer to create a cut out of the shape instead.  Isn’t that cleaver!?  😉
  • Contrasting texture.  I added a tiny bit of contrasting texture to my card by embossing the Real Red card-stock with the Chevron Embossing folder.  I didn’t want the pop of color to look plain.  Plus, it adds a mild 2-D effect to the designs in the DSP.
  • Where the sequin fall.  What do I mean by that?  When I add sequin to my master-pieces (that’s what they are…lol) I let the sequin fall from about 5 inches.  It’s easy to do too…hold a few in your hand above the card and let them go as if you’re putting sprinkles on a cake.

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