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!

Chris
Supplies:
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

7 comments:

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

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

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

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  4. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!
    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 :)

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  5. 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!! =)

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

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  7. 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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