Monday, January 21, 2013

Paper Smooches SPARKS January Cool Shades Challenge

Here’s my card for this week’s Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge. This week’s challenge is a Cool Shades challenge featuring navy, fuchsia, teal, and grey. So pretty!

I made a wintery card using the colors and the Chilly Chums stamp set. I colored the set’s seal image with Copic markers. When I stamped the image, I did a little masking with a sticky note to add the scarf included in the set to the image. I love the pop of the bold pink shade against the gray!

After cutting out the image, I added it to a background made from a blue panel stamped with snowflakes and a strip of chevron patterned striped paper. The seal is sitting on a little piece of ice made from some torn shimmery white cardstock.

I stamped the set's "I think you are so cool" stamp set on a pink notch-ended strip, then wrapped the strip with some blue baker's twine, securing it with a bow.  I added the strip to the card, overlapping the top of the image panel.

Here are the other team members posting today. Be sure to check out what they've created for the challenge:

Ashley Marcu
Jessica Davis
Nina Yang
Savannah O'Gwynn

And, stop by the challenge blog for all the challenge details.

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Chilly Chums stamp set, X-Press white Copic blending cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic markers (RV13, RV14, RV17, C-1, C-3, C-5), My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing-Lavender 6x6 paper pad, Divine Twine Blueberry baker's twine, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other:  Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Encore silver ink (Tsukineko)


  1. LOOOOOOOVE this card, Lori! I LOVE that little seal on his iceberg!! FUN design and great use of these colors!! FAB:)

  2. Such an adorable card! Love the seal on the iceberg!

  3. Awww, Lori, I love the little iceberg you created for the seal, and that snowy background is perfect!


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