I'm so exited to participate in the first Pals Paper Arts challenge! I've been a long-time reader of Mary Fish's blog (who hasn't?!) and am looking forward to great things from the design team of her downlines. This card meets the PPA Challenge #1, PPA1, using a slight variation on layout #52 (FTL52) from the Clean and Simple blog (another favorite). Here I started with a sahara sand base cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" folded at the top. The thoroughly modern dsp provides a beautiful panel of bermuda bay pattern set off by soft suede scalloped edges. Since I didn't have any of the rose red ink that coordinates with the thoroughly modern dsp, I substituted the "in color" melon mambo on the biggest flower from the "petal pizzazz" set. I cut it out and added a little oomph with a flower burst embosslit, an SU exclusive, that had been brayered with melon mambo before running through my cuttlebug. To tie the flower in with the other two colors, I punched out a 3/4" circle of bermuda bay and topped it off with a 1/2" circle of the soft suede pattern from thoroughly modern dsp then popped it up on stampin' dimensionals. The sentiment from "upsy daisy" was inked up with my melon mambo and bermuda bay stampin' write markers and stamped on whisper white cs. Don't you just love having the in color markers?! Lastly, it's punched out with the new modern label punch and tucked it under the flower. What do you think?
edited to add: Oops! I just realized that I used soft suede instead of the challenge color--chocolate chip! I think I intended to use one of the thoroughly modern patterns that included soft suede so there was, apparently, no getting me off the soft suede train. Sorry about that!
stamps: petal pizzazz, upsy daisy
ink: melon mambo
paper: sahara sand cs, soft suede cs, whisper white cs, thoroughly modern dsp
extras: stampin write markers (melon mambo and bermuda bay), scalloped edge punch, modern label punch, 3/4 " and 1/2" circle punches, flower burst embosslit, brayer, stampin' dimensionals.