I am so honored to present the beautiful stylings of . . . drum roll . . . trumpet fan fare . . . spot light . . . Pam Downs. Yeah, I get excited when I get to share her creations, maybe because I think we share a lot of the same style. I love her colors and the fantastic way she uses brads, scallops and shapes in her cards.
So, without further delay . . . here are Pam’s creations featuring the Lots Of Thought Sale-a-bration stamp set.
I love how Pam enhanced the scallops with paper piercing – making it look a little like lace. Stamping on patterned paper is a really fun way to add color to outline stamps. This elephant image is from a valentine stamp set, Happy Heart Day, but Pam found a way to make it just a sweet year-round greeting.
Pam used an incredible trick to get the round circle behind the scalloped circle. She used our tab punch twice and just rotated it. You can see below another creative use of the tab punch, under the sentiment, "many thanks."This card also shows how Pam uses the brads to create balance in her designs. She pulled the colors from the Ginger Blossom designer paper and the butterfly image and swirls are from the stamp set, Priceless.
This third card is just another reason I love Pam’s work. With three cards she used three completely different color themes – pastels, rich tones, and now, cheerful bright colors. She really got creative with our two star punches. The ribbon is the new striped grosgrain, which just works so beautifully with the mini dots and stars. Check out, too, how she used the brads again to frame the card.
Thanks, Pam, for being my star today.
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