From Land to Sea – PPA 255

Here is a quick card for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge.  I have to admit that I’m into bright cheery colors these days since we wait so long for summer to arrive in Wisconsin.  That made this color combination difficult for me to work with.  But this is why I participate in challenges, to stretch my creativity, and in the end this masculine birthday card turned out perfect. with “no frills”.

Are you ever unsure of a card that you make?  Think it needs something extra?  That’s how I felt about my this card.

PPA 255 one fish

Then I went for a bike ride and came back ready to improve the card.  I stamped a second fish on a piece of Whisper White cardstock,  fussy cut it, and popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Here’s the finished card.

PPA 255 two fish

Sometimes it’s good to walk away from a project.  When you come back to it, you may be surprised with your creativity!
Stamp Set – From Land to Sea, Perfect Pennants, Age Awareness
Ink – Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand
Cardstock – Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Accessories – Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. I love this clean and simple man card. Terrific fussy cutting!

  2. Love the addition to the card, Deb! What a fun use of these colors! Thanks for playing along with this week’s PPA challenge.

  3. Very cool Deb! I think you’re right – adding the second fish really made the design. Thanks for playing with PPA this week!

  4. Awesome, Deb! I love the addition of the second fish…it adds so much! Beautifully done! Clean and simple perfection! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts this week!

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