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Picture Perfect for PPA 285 Color Challenge

PPA-285-Jan28Today starts a new color challenge over at Pals Paper Arts.  The colors were chosen by resident color team designer Jackie Diediker.  Aren’t these colors soft? And so perfect if you are considering making Valentine’s cards for family and friends.  It gave me the perfect opportunity to pull out my new Occasions stamp set Picture Perfect (page 37 in the catalog).  If you personally know me, you could guess that my fascination for this stamp set resolves around the hummingbird.  But it is the 3 step rose image that was inked up first.

Picture Perfect

The 3 steps for stamping the rose can be done in any order that makes the finished image easiest for you.  I find starting with the darkest (also the smallest and noted as “3” in the stamp set) image is best.  The darker coloring helps me line up my lightest stamp image (noted as “1” in the stamp set).  Also, you will notice little arrows on the photopolymer stamps.  These are to help you line up the direction and placement of stamped images.  After those two images, the middle stamp (noted as “2” in the stamp set) is a snap to line up.  To obtain the variation in color, step 3 is stamped with Watermelon Wonder, step 1 with Watermelon Wonder stamped off twice, and step 2 with Watermelon Wonder stamped off once.  A masking technique allowed the three roses to be grouped without stepping over each other. The leaves were stamped with Tip Top Taupe ink in the same manner.  The rose grouping and individual leaves were fussy cut and popped onto the brick textured background with stampin’ dimensionals.

Card Details:
  • Stamp Set:  Picture Perfect
  • Paper:  Pink Pirouette, heavy Whisper White and Tip Top Taupe cardstocks;  Cherry on Top DSP stack
  • Inks:  Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe
  • Tools:  Brick Wall textured impressions embossing folder, Curvy Corner Trio Punch, Large Numbers Framelits dies, Paper Snips (perfect for fussy cutting)
  • Embellishments:  Pink Pirouette Seam Binding ribbon, Tip Top Taupe Dotted Lace trim, White Perfect Accents, Dazzling Diamonds applied to rose centers with Fine Tip Glue Pen


Stampin’ Up! has an instructional video to help you with stamping the 3 step images.  You can access that video here.  As for my double bow, there are various videos to help with the tying of the ribbon.  I don’t do double bows often and usually have to refresh my memory with each bow.  Because of the sentiment chosen for the outside, I have left the inside bare so that I may use the card as a notecard.  Speaking of sentiments, Picture Perfect has some great ones… check it out!

If you have not seen my team mates inspiration over at the challenge blog for Pals Paper Arts, you can access it here or on the challenge picture above.  We would love for you to drop by and play along with us.  Hoping to see you in the gallery!

Have fun stamping,



12 thoughts on “Picture Perfect for PPA 285 Color Challenge

  1. Pingback: PPA285 – A Color Challenge from Jackie Diediker – Pals Paper Arts

  2. Lynn Hoyt

    Katy, love this card. There is so much texture going on here but it doesn’t look one bit busy. Love all those touches, the PP ribbon, punched corners and brick background, all make one pretty card.

    1. Katy McGloin

      Lynn, are you saying that you have the same pin it when hovering over your card on your site? I still don’t see it. I used to have a browser pin it button but when I changed to Windows 10 and using Microsoft Edge as my browser, I don’t have the ability to add a pin it button yet. I think Microsoft is working on that and they best hurry up.

  3. Debbie

    What a gorgeous card! I love your flowers and you made them look easy! I also love all of the texture and layering that will give the recipient so much to love! Off to pin…

  4. Windy Ellard

    Beautiful card with all this great textures..love thew Brick Wall and a little stripe DSP but those roses are stamped perfect…mine just look messy! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  5. Peggy Noe

    Katy, I’m sorry to be so late commenting on your beautiful card. I love everything you’ve done here…the brick background, the gorgeous flowers, and especially that bow! Gorgeous!

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