Thursday, February 21, 2013

Enjoy this day/PSSparks/RS#51

Hi all and happy Thursday to you! I want to share a card I made for two challenges: Paper Smooches Sparks - Cool Shades challenge and Retro Sketches #51:


and the inside:

Here are the challenges: a color theme and a sketch:




I literally had so many ideas for this sketch. I kept picking out a stamp set, then I'd see another one and have a better idea, discard the first one, see another one, etc... I swear it is AGONIZING just trying to get started on a card! I can't make up my mind! Anyone else have this problem?!

I got to play with my new Paper Smooches dies! EEK! So happy that Kim is making dies to go along with her adorable stamps! (Doing the Happy Dance!) I cut the Duo Dies 1 twice: in the aqua dots and in a scrap of chocolate card stock that I embossed months ago and held on to. (Cuz ya never know when ya may need it!) And it turns out I used it today! I even used the negative aqua dots die cut for the inside. Sweet!  I die cut the Butterflies 2 dies and stamped them. (using a cherry colored marker, thus the funky lines on the larger butterfly. That's ok, I like the wonky look it gave.) Glued those down then added rhinestones, along with the rhinestones along the side. Stamped the sentiment, added some twine, and done!  I love a great sketch, even better when you can combine it with a specific color combo! I am stoked about how good this turned out! Yay!

If you haven't tried your hand at either of these challenges, I highly suggest you do. They are so much fun! Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a fantastic day!

Chris

Supplies:
Card stock: Bazzill (brown card base); Recollections (cream, brown)
DP: Echo Park - Dots & Stripes Metropolitan (aqua dots); MME - Ooh La La (cherry crosshatch)
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Flap Happy; Birthday Sampler
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa
Adhesives: SA by 3L (MyStik, 3D foam squares); Therm-o-web dots; Helmar 450 glue
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Paper Smooches Duo Dies 1, Butterflies 2 die; Doodlebug twine; Rhinestones from my stash; Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirl Embossing Folder


8 comments:

  1. this is a fab design Chris! i love the layered dot papers, 1 patterned the other embossed!

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  2. Using the marker really gave the butterfly a neat texture! And those huge rhinestones...awesome :)

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  3. Ooh, love the new Paper Smooches dies! And love this adorable card! The polka dots are so happy and cheery. Love the colors and the butterflies, too!

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  4. What a pretty card...diggin those large polka dots :0)
    Still waitin for the PS dies to reach our shores :0)
    Jenny x

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  5. I love that you decorated the inside too! Darling card!

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  6. Love how you used the positive and negative die shapes!

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  7. Great design! The butterflies are so pretty in that bright pink. Love how you used the new PS dies here. Thanks for joining us for the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge.

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  8. OHHH! I love that you decorated the inside! I need to remember this sometime:) FAB card! THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge-- I hope you join in the fun with this week's challenge {picture perfect}!!!

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