Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fall Designer Paper Sneak Peek!

Isn't this paper soooooo pretty!?!

The colors are delicious, the patterns are beautiful and as an added bonus, it matches all the themes from both this year's new fall stamp sets AND last year's Day of Gratitude set. Which is good because I really love this "old" set.
The challenge today over at Pals Paper Arts is to Dress for Success. Dressing for Success is easy as 1-2-3 this week at Pals Paper Arts.  Follow our simple recipe to success:  Use 1 piece of designer series paper, 1 punch and 1 sentiment. 

How great is it that I have such a wonderful excuse to use this pretty pretty paper! Thanks PPA!
I cheated a little because I actually used 2 pieces of designer paper. You can see the the tiny blue border peeking out at the top and bottom? Yep. I couldn't help it. But other than that I followed the 1-2-3 rules perfectly!

The sentiment is stamped on the Wide Oval punch which is framed using a die from the Lots of Tags Sizzlit set. All the edges on the card are filed using a metal precision file from the Distressing kit and inks with Soft Suede and a sponge dauber.
After the edges are all filed and inked the whole thing, inside and out, is splashed with watered down Crumb Cake ink and a light spritzing using Soft Suede and the Color Spritzer tool.
It might be easier to see on the inside but I promise its the same all over.
I used:
* Day of Gratitude stamp set
* Soft Suede, More Mustard and Very Vanilla Card stock
* Spice Cake Designer Paper (2011 Holiday Mini Catalog)
* Soft Suede, Pear Pizazz and More Mustard Markers
* Soft Suede and Crumb Cake ink
* Sewing Machine and thread
* Crochet Trim and Soft Suede Polka Dot ribbon (retired)
* Wide Oval Punch
* Lots of Tags Sizzlit
* Distressing Kit


  1. Gorgeous DSP! I love the stitching element too. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.