Sunday, December 1, 2013

You deserve only the best....

Hi there and happy first day of December to you! (Where did this year go?) I have a card to share using the Paper Smooches Sparks Picture Perfect challenge. Nothing like getting a card entered under the wire! LOL! Can't help it. It took me until last night to come up with an idea! Here's what I got:

The inside...

...and the inspiration picture

So, I took a more literal interpretation of the picture. I tried to mimic the sunset by masking a sun then using distress inks around the panel. I liked the silhouettes of the couple so I die cut the royals icons for that. (it's hard to see but I used a shadow stamp to ground them) For the balloons, I took some vellum and scribbled five different SN markers on it. Once dry I stamped the balloons with solvent ink, fussy cut and adhered. Drew the strings for the balloons then adhered the silhouettes. A little stamping on the inside finished the card.

ETA: I'm also going to enter this for the Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge - anything goes.

That's it for now. I may be back later with another post. (wink!) Thanks for stopping by and stay crafty my friends!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Hullabaloo, Shadows, Good Gab, Royal Cuteness
Ink: Ranger DI - Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain; Memento - Rich Cocoa; Staz On - Jet Black
CS: Bazzill (brown); Recollections (white); WRMK (honey)
Accessories: Grand Calibur, Standard Sm Circle Nesties; Paper Smooches - Royal Icons Dies; Spectrum Noir markers; Recollections - vellum
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik Permanent, 3D foam squares; Elmer's extra strength glue stick


  1. Great card Chris!! Love the silouhettes (I cannot spell that!!)

  2. Super card, great silhouettes. you did a fine job for the challenge. Glad to know i'm not the only one sneaking one in under the wire, I'm posting one shortly that ends tomorrow at noon.

  3. I like this A LOT, Chris! It's a perfect take on the inspiration photo! Awesome job on the background and those vellum balloons, too.

  4. OHHHHHHHH MY! I love love love this card a TON! I LOVE the silhouettes and the balloons-- love how you've used the shadows around the couple! WOWZA! This is a FAB take on the challenge:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!

    ps... our challenges start on Sunday and end on Saturday now!!! Winners will be posted on Mondays:) This week's challenge is SUPER easy-- ANYTHING goes!! Hope you join in the fun <3

  5. how did you...really clever and dead on for the challenge! great GREAT job and thanks for playing PSS!

  6. this is so sweet! love it! thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!

  7. OMGosh, that is just a perfect take on that inspiration photo, Chris! And soooo cute! Love your masked sunset background and love the silhouettes. So fun and clever the way you made the balloons with markers and vellum. Really makes them translucent. Love it!

  8. Oh how cool. I knew immediately when I saw those silhouettes and balloons that this was gonna be for PS. Fabby!

  9. What a wonderful card and a great way of using the silhouettes.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.



  10. CUTE CUTE CUTE! ANd congrats on the well-deserved shout out - this is fabulous!


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