Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Choose Hope & An Announcement

Today's card uses one of the flowers and sentiments from Paper Makeup Stamps Faith Hope Love set. The flowers are all silhouette style and I wanted to highlight one to capture the idea of hope standing out. I decided the best way to do that was to stamp a row of flowers in amethyst with one slightly taller than the others. Then I colored the same stamp with markers, cut out the image and popped it up over its shadow. I like how the yellow gives a pop of color. I also used markers on the saying to make the word HOPE stand out too. I decided to add a simple ribbon on the corner and leave this a CAS card. Anything else I considered doing just took away from that yellow flower as being the focal point.

And now for a fun announcement!
Paper Makeup Stamps has added seven new 'Makeup Artists' to their design team and I'm one of them. {squeal!} Anyone who checks out my blog will see that most of my creations use PMS. I've been a huge fan of their stamps AND their design team for a year now. I'm so honored to be chosen and I'm looking forward to working with Katie and her talented team at Paper Makeup Stamps. Here's the July 2010 team with the new members starred.

Senior Makeup Artists
Katie Cotton (owner)
Christi Thorsen (Events Coordinator)
Tangii Crain (DT coordinator)

Paper Makeup Artists
**Michelle Van Patten (me!)**


Sherry Campbell said...

Woo hoo! I am so glad to be working with you- and your card is beautiful! :)

Michelle said...

Congrats to you!! Can't wait to see all your fabulous creations!!

Randee E said...

Your card is so pretty and I love the thought and meaning you put into it. Even as a loyal follower you've been a part of the PMS family, congrats on becoming an "official" contributer :0)

Ronnie said...

Oh this card is beautiful! I love the way the flowers are all shaded except for one! Such a happy summer time card! Big congrats on your design team news! That is awesome!

Dawn Mercedes said...

congrats! we are going to have soooo much fun!

Danni said...

This is just gorgeous! I love how you did the flower to stand out!! Welcome aboard the team!!

Shaela said...

super big congrats, and great card!! love the colors you chose, and that "hope"ful flower is perfect :)

Jodi said...

Congratulations Michelle!! This is a very pretty card! I love the simplicity of it!
Jodi =)