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Joy for Pals Paper Arts

It’s time for another sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts! This week we have a fun, simple sketch for you to try. Can you feel the joy yet? Today, I’m featuring Your Presents. This stamp set includes some great graphic images perfect for your Christmas stamping projects.

Joy for Pals Paper Arts #PPA276

My project is mostly a one-layer card with a stamped panel atop Merry Moments Designer Series Paper.

The baubles were stamped with Melon Mambo ink then stamped again with Real Red. On the second stamping, I used a paper towel to daub away some ink from the center of each circle to show some dimension and add a hand-colored look to each ball.

Stamping over each circle was easy with a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. This also made lining up the small hooks a simple task.

Pals Paper Arts #PPA276 Sketch Challenge

Join us at Pals Paper Arts. Get inspiring by our design team, but more importantly, show us your take on this great sketch.


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Your Presents Stamp Set


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  • Reply Dana

    Stunning card Shawn! I love how clean and fresh it is, perfect touch of patterned paper. Fabulous technique to create dimension on the ornaments.

    November 23, 2015 at 5:59 pm
  • Reply mgleesonfl

    Shawn you have emerged on the scene and quickly become a star performer. Thank you for sharing your talent and secrets. I will use the paper towel trick to create the perception of light. Very clever.

    November 22, 2015 at 7:50 am
  • Reply Katy McGloin

    Very clever use of that stamp set! Love your coloration of the Christmas ornaments and the gel detail.

    November 19, 2015 at 4:49 pm
  • Reply Dawn Tidd

    This is a great card, Shawn. I honestly thought your ornaments were covered in Crystal Effects! Love your color blending technique! 🙂

    November 19, 2015 at 4:40 pm
  • Reply Michelle Quinno

    Brilliant on the technique! Such a fun card.

    November 19, 2015 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Stampin' Pretty

    Bold and brilliant interpretation of the sketch with your ornaments!

    November 19, 2015 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Patti MacLeith

    simple. beautiful.

    November 19, 2015 at 10:11 am
  • Reply linda callahan

    CAS perfection! Love everything about this!

    November 19, 2015 at 9:47 am
  • Reply Jennifer

    Love it! This is such a great cards Shawn!

    November 19, 2015 at 9:31 am
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    November 19, 2015 at 9:17 am
  • Reply diannescards

    Love your technique with the ornaments! I’ll have to try that. Thanks.

    November 19, 2015 at 8:25 am
  • Reply stampingpeace

    Thanks for sharing a great technique for the Christmas ornaments! Such a sense of joy with your card, love it!

    November 19, 2015 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Marlene Heringer

    Terrific card. I love that it is one layer (to save for family overseas!). Thanks for the technique tip. I’ll have to try it!

    November 19, 2015 at 8:09 am
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