Yes, you read the title correctly, and no, I’m not stammering. Today’s card is a Paper Pumpkin Pals Paper Arts 253 card (say that three times really fast) meaning that I used my Paper Pumpkin kit for this week’s PPA253 Sketch Challenge.
Here is this week’s sketch by Nicole Watt.
This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit makes gift bags and cards perfect for birthdays and other occasions to celebrate. I cut pieces from one of the cards and put them on a Tangerine Tango card base. The sentiment is stamped in Island Indigo on Whisper White, then matted on Tangerine Tango. I rounded the corners with the Project Life Corner Punch. Three Daffodil Delight Candy Dots finish it off.
I like the jagged bottom of the sketch, but I was afraid that would be too much with the diagonal stripes of the card, so I opted to cut a curve. I used a pair of Craft Scissors for this – it was easier to keep a smooth line going than with smaller scissors like the Paper Snips. The Craft Scissors are wonderful for cutting ribbon. I have a pair that I use only for that purpose – I keep a ribbon tied around the handle. While I love the Paper Snips and use those most of the time, sometimes I like long scissors for paper as well, so I have a second pair of Craft Scissors I use for that.
The sentiment layer is attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals to add some interest.
Here’s what I used:
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