Friday, November 8, 2013

Thank you....

Ok, this is my third, and final post today. For reals! The last card I made for the Paper Smooches Sparks DT Call. And since the rules stated that I could enter in the current Sparks challenge - Trend Watch: Stripes, that's what I'm doing also! Here's my card:

(The finished inside)

(Here is the inspiration picture:)

Ok, another loose interpretation of the picture. ☺ Other than the flowers and gray stripes, I did my own thing. I tried a new (to me) technique. I quilled flowers, using goodies that the amazing Jessi Fogan sent me. (Jess, I know these are very basic flowers, but I hope I did you proud!) I die cut the frame twice, from turquoise and white card stock. The bottom lines of the stamp are a bit off center from the top lines. I'm guessing due to space issues on the set. (Hey, there are a gazillion stamps in that set! In no way am I complaining!) No worries, I cut the stamp in half and realigned it before stamping on the white card stock. (Yes, you can totally cut your stamps - just be careful when doing that!) I die cut and second generation stamped the leaves, and glued everything down. I still felt it needed something, so I added a few rhinestones. Yep. That's better! Another sentiment finishes the inside.

Ok, I'm really done blogging now! LOL! Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you all have a great day and weekend! Stay crafty my friends!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Many Thanks, Reflections
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves
DP: Echo Park - Metropolitan Dots & Stripes
Card stock: Recollections
Accessories: Quilling paper from the fabulous Jessi Fogan: Grand Calibur; Paper Smooches Dies - Duo Dies 1 & Reflections Leaves; Reflections - rhinestones
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik; Helmar 450 glue


Barbara Godden said...

Super card, great take on the inspiration picture and wtg with the quilling, they are awesome.

Donna said...

Love it Chris!! Good luck with the DT call, they'd be lucky to have ya!

Houses Built of Cards said...

So pretty! LOVE how you used the frame!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

I am so excited that you gave it a whirl. I love your layout & the fab scatter of gems too :) eek!
I so want you to make this team - you have the best ideas :)

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! What an AMAZING Card!! I LOVE the Design and your take on the challenge!! THANKS for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, how pretty! I love those diagonal stripes, and your quilled flowers are fabulous, Chris!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! I LOVE the quilled flowers and that sentiment! What a gorgeous card!!! I love the stripes and the way that paper has been placed in the bottom right corner (leaving white space/trim)!!! LOVE it all:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!

ps... super sorry I'm so behind in leaving a comment!!!

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