Sunday, October 14, 2012

That Sucks

Here’s my card for this week’s Paper Smooches Sparks designer drafts challenge. At first, this sketch had me stumped! After a little (okay, a lot!) of thought, I came up with this simple, silly card.

I used the two triangles together to make an area rug for a little scene. The golden yellow triangle is embossed with a geometric zig zag pattern, then layered over a piece of lace doily. The layered “rug” is adhered to a piece of kraft cardstock that I made into a faux woodgrain panel with some embossed lines and a little inking. To finish the scene, I added a piece of ticking-style striped designer paper as wallpaper and a narrow strip of white cardstock as molding along the bottom edge of the striped paper.

I stamped the vacuum cleaner image from the Squeaky Clean set on white paper, colored it with Copic markers, and cut it out. A piece of twine is attached to the image to act as the vacuum’s cord. The vacuum is set on the panel using dimensional dots. I stamped the set’s “that sucks” sentiment next to the vacuum in black ink

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Squeaky Clean stamp set, X-Press white Copic blending cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic markers (YR21, E31, E33, E35, W-1, W-3, W-5), Carta Bella Traditions 6x6 paper pad, Lifestyle Crafts Zig Zag embossing folder, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other: So Saffron cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Tea Dye distress ink (Ranger); paper doily (Wilton); hemp twine (Hemptique)


  1. I love your idea to use the vacuum and make an area rug out of the triangle! Great use of the sketch! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge!

  2. Oh my gosh... so CUTE! LOVE the vacuum and the perfect sentiment!

  3. Love your take on this crazy sketch!

  4. What a fun card--I LOVE that embossing and the papers together! FUN little sweeper (so vintage but modern!!) LOVE!!! THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:)


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