Sunday, March 24, 2013

Paper Smooches SPARKS Picture Perfect

Today begins a fun new challenge over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog!  It's an inspiration challenge, to use the following picture as inspiration for a card.  Isn't it pretty?

Here's what I came up with for the challenge.  I used some actual buttons and then a bunch of buttons from the Paper Smooches Needle Little Love set stamped and fussy cut from patterned papers.  This set is definitely a must have, it's just super fun and has sooooo many adorable sewing images!  My card background was done using a Sizzix embossing folder.  I inked my card using some wheat ink to soften it.  Then added a kraft layer cut to the size of the button card and added all my buttons.  The paper buttons have glossy accents added for that realistic look.  

I hope you'll take the time to check out the SPARKS blog for challenge details and submit your own card!  Also, be sure to check out the other SPARKS Design Team member's creations on their blogs.


Sunday, March 10, 2013

SPARKS Designer Drafts

Today I'm sharing a creation for the new Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!  This week is Designer Drafts, to use this fun sketch for a card.  

I just got these cupcake dies from Paper Smooches and had to use them on my card, along with some super fun Paper Smooches stamps.  Isn't this cupcake just the CUTEST?  The dies make it SO easy to create!  I stamped the cupcake top with the dots from Geo-Graphic and added the smile from Sunny Side Up.  Wiggle eyes and gem cheeks finished off his sweet face.  I added a 'wick' to the candle flame with a black fine tip marker and had to add some sparkle with stickles.  My background panel was done using the chevron stamp from Geo-Graphic stamped in Versamark ink.  I then went over the ink with shades of chalk to create a fun ombre look.  Love the soft effect the chalk has!  The sentiment is made using 'hey' from Quick Qwips and I spelled out 'cupcake' using the Alphadot set.  

I had tons of fun putting this card together, and I hope you'll give this sketch a try and submit your creations on the SPARKS blog!! :)  Thanks SO much for visiting and checking out my card!  

Make sure you check out the other SPARKS design team members' blogs for lots more creative fun!