My dear friend, Pam Varnell is Featured Stamper #51 this week on SCS! HERE is Pam's SCS gallery (StampingPam), and HERE is Pam's blog, The Stamping Addict. Pam is so incredibly talented, you've GOT to see her work! She has knack with unusual, bright color combinations that always leaves me thinking, "wow, I would have never thought of putting those colors together, but she made is work so beautifully!". Not only do I find Pam's work inspiring, she is a super sweet person and wonderful friend. THIS is Pam's card I chose to case for the challenge, and of course, I HAD to create a card in true Pam fashion .... bright, unusual color combinations!
I used the colors from the new Stampin' Up! East Coast Prep dp .... More Mustard, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, and Wild Wasabi. Things I changed from Pam's card: a) different papers and colors, b) paper pierced the bottom border instead of dry embossing with the Crop-A-Dile, c) reversed the sketch, d) the elephant's arm and ear are paper pieced a second time for depth, and e) omitted the butterfly image (what a PAIN to cut out! ... I tried!) and used the "Sending You My Love" image from Circle of Friendship. The More Mustard piece behind this image was paper pierced using the Priceless Classy Brass Template.
Stamps: Happy Heart Day, Circle of Friendship
Paper: East Coast Prep DP, Real Red Prints DP (Level One Hostess), Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Real Red Marker, Wild Wasabi Re-Inker with Blender Pen, Basic Black Classic Ink Pad, White Gel Pen (for Elephant's nails)
Embellishments: Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Paper Piercing Tool/Mat/Template, Priceless Classy Brass Template, 1/2", 1", and 1 1/4" Circle Punches
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals