The Challenge: Create a project using the colors Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive and Real Red.
The Challenger: Pals Paper Arts
I incorporated quite a few new things into this card.
1) ICE CREAM CONES: I've been wanting to use them for a while! I added a little stamping around the edges to give it a little more dimension. The ice cream paper has a marbled print to it, which was perfect.
2) BANNER: Another fad in paper crafting that I have been wanting to try. I found a great video explanation on Practical Scrappers that helped simplify it. Beth also showed a quick way to create a cute bow. I don't have the tool that she used. So I made something similar!
3) PRINTING ON CUTOUTS: This is something I've been trying to master for, well, since I've been doing paper crafts. (which really is only a year). Another blogger, Lori on Fantabulous Cricut had a great tutorial. Basically you print the text on a white piece of paper, adhere your cut out over the text to ensure perfect alignment and print the text again. GENIUS! I did do one thing different from Lori. The first time I printed the text I also printed my cut out shape so that I had a guide on exactly where to put the cut out!
While this isn't the prettiest card that I have created I am extremely happy with how it turned out. I'm also really happy with how my new elements worked out. I expect that I'll be using a few of them in the future!