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Today is Pals Paper Arts challenge day!  We are charged with using soft sky, pink pirouette and pistachio pudding.  Although most people might get an Easter vibe out of those colors, I got baby.  OK, maybe half and half.  But while I had the pressed clay out for yesterday’s project and my fingers were already green, I thought I might as well turn them blue! 4 (521x640)

So I added soft sky reinker to the pressed clay and worked it in until I got this cool marble effect.  Some might say I was tired of playing with clay and decided that the marble look was A-OK.  And those some might be right!  I worked the clay around until I got a pancake and then ran it thru the Big Shot with a PTI impression plate.  I LOVE how this looks!  Then I used my nesties to cut a circle out of the clay once it was dry.  I added a circle of soft sky CS to back the clay circle. 5 (640x429)

I added a quick happy birthday sentiment and then spent considerable time try to work the pink pirouette and pistachio pudding into the card.  Finally, I decided on flags and dots.  I added the black flag because I thought it helped separate the colors and make them more pleasing to the eye.   After that it was just a matter of adding some candy dots and rhinestones.  This card has grown on me.  In fact, I plan to CASE myself and use different colors/theme the next time.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! whisper white, soft sky, basic black, pink pirouette, pistachio pudding.  Simply pressed clay.  Inks:  SU! soft sky and memento black.  Dies:  PTI by the numbers impression plate and linen impression plate.  Stamp:  PTI keep it simple birthday.  Other:  SU! candy dots and rhinestones.


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katie Skiff

That turned out really cool. Great technique!! ;) and yes, those are ok for baby colors!! Hee hee.

Ann Schach

WOW! What a fabulous card, Jane! I love the clay circle, and the yummy texture on the paper! The trio of banners and the jewels are the perfect accents! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

Maggie Mata

What a clever idea to emboss clay! It gave your card a great textured finish. Awesome job. Thank you for joining us this at Pals Paper Arts!


I love this card! How thick did the clay end up? I'm wondering if it added a lot of weight to the card.... Thanks for playing along with PPA this week!

Brian King

Jane, this is perfectly beautiful! Love your use of the pressed clay! Thanks for playing along with this week's PPA color challenge!

Claire Broadwater

Jane, I love the pressed clay! Such a fabulous idea! Congratulations on your win at PPA! XX

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