Pals Paper Arts Challenge 295

Monday, April 11, 2016

Hello there, lovelies!
I am playing along with the Pals Paper Arts Challenge today!
They have fabulous colors for you this week!

Pals Paper Arts PPA295

Here is my take...

This was my very first time using Cucumber Crush, I honestly didn't care for this green!

I LOVE this embossing folder! and I finally remembered to play with it! 
I embossed my watercolor paper then started to water color the ocean with Bermuda Bay. You never know what hue you get when mixing with water, and I am totally in love with this beautiful blue!!! How about Cucumber Crush!? Isn't it absolutely gorgeous!? 

As a member of the Pretty Pals, I get to look at the PPA schedule, and I started working on this card before this week's challenge went live, however! I really had no clue what to do with my beautiful world map so it sadly sat on my desk for a few days... 
As usual, I looked at all my stamp sets and thought a hot air balloon would look cute! I heat embossed the basket part with Early Espresso emboss powder on vellum, then I remembered I had some balloons already die cut for another project, and yay! I had one in Bermuda Bay! Not only that, it had some stars made with embossing paste! 

I wanted to add a little more Cucumber Crush and Crumb Cake, so I made a little banner ;-) Isn't it cute!? 

My notes...

Stamp: Celebrate Today, Banner Banter
Paper: Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Vellum, Neutral DSP Stack, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Versamark
Accessory: Linen Thread
Tool: Heat Tool, White and Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder, Balloons Framelits Die, Banner Punch, Hearts Border Punch, World Traveler Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Paintbrushes

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!


  1. Naki, this card is amazing! You really rocked this embossing folder. And the balloon is the perfect touch! Thank you for playing with us this week at the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge!

  2. Such a great card, Naki! You've really transformed this embossing folder and balloon. What fun! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's Pals Paper Arts color challenge!

  3. You rock this Naki! Love this card and all the element...think you need to frame it! thanks for the inspiration and playing along with the color challenge!

  4. Yes, it sure is cute! I especially love your map. So glad you had the chance to play in the Pals color challenge!