Saturday, April 23, 2016

paper smooches sparks challenge again

I decided to make a second card for the April Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge. I used the Birthday Bash Stamp Set. I stamped the greeting, then masked it off to stamp the balloons. I stamped the single balloon in Audrey Blue from Simon Says Stamp and added sparkle with the Spectrum Noir clear shimmer pen. I used a little piece of foam tape to pop up the balloon. I rounded one corner, added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins, and then that's it for this simple card. :)

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

paper smooches sparks challenge

Every month I see the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge, and I think about entering. And then the next thing I know, the month is over and it's time for a new challenge, and then the cycle repeats itself. I finally managed to create a card for the challenge this month, and I may even do a second one, but I'm not making any promises. :)

The challenge is black and white with a pop of color. The color on my card doesn't pop as much in photos as it does in person, (Who knew mint would be so hard to photograph?) but I think you can see it a little better in the close up.

I started out by stamping a background using the Calico stamp set on Neenah Solar White cardstock. I rounded the corners and ran my black ink pad along the edges to help it stand out from the white on the card itself. I then die cut Happy Birthday from some mint cardstock and used a clear Spectrum Noir glitter marker all over it so it's super sparkly. That is a new-to-me marker and I really like it. I adhered the die cut to a vellum strip that I stapled with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. I finished the card with a couple sequins and droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.

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