Saturday, July 6, 2013

You're Swell...Paper Smooches Sparks-Trend Watch July 2013

Hope those living in the States enjoyed a fun Independence Day! We just hung out and relaxed. We even were able to see the local fireworks from one of our upstairs windows. Didn't need to battle with bugs, noise or drunks! It was fabulous! LOL!

Well, as usual, I'm waiting until almost the last minute to enter a card in a challenge. Story of my life! LOL! This one is for the current Paper Smooches Sparks challenge: Trend Watch:

and the inside:

Here is the inspiration photo: Ocean

What a gorgeous picture! So I did what most everyone else did: I made an underwater scene! I used different scraps of paper and the Borders 1 die to make my "water". (Yay, less scraps!) The rocks I stamped twice, one being on scrap to be fussy cut and used as a mask. I placed it over the second stamped image then stamped the coral over it. Colored the rocks then fussy cut that out and stuck it to the bottom corner with some Glue Dots. I used the coordinating dies for the fish and jellyfish, stamped then colored. I also stamped, colored and fussy cut the starfish and crab. (Note: since I live in Maryland, I made the crab a Maryland Blue Crab! LOL!) Finished the inside with another sentiment and the whale and I called it a day!

Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to leave a comment; I read them all and really appreciate them! Have a great rest of the evening!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Briny Blue, Surf & Turf
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Nautical Blue
DP: Scraps from Graphic 45, MME, EK Success, Echo Park, & Heidi Grace Designs
Card stock: Recollections; David Tutera card base
Strathmore Water Color Paper
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik, 3D foam squares; Glue Dots
Accessories: Paper Smooches - Border 1, Briny Blue 1 & 2 dies; Grand Calibur; Marvy Uchida Markers


  1. I am just in love with the paper you chose for the water!!! This is such a gorgeous underwater scene! Thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge!

  2. SHUT UP you genius! Love the Maryland Blue crab :) And congrats on your Featured Player shout-out!!

  3. I love love love your use of patterned papers for the underwater scene! LOOOOOOOOOVE this card (inside and out!! :))!!! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS TW Ocean challenge!!! I hope you will try our sketch challenge this week <3

  4. SOOOO cute! LOVE the waves with different pattern paper! So glad you played along with us this week at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!

  5. oh my goodness... this is beautiful!


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