Monday, January 14, 2013

Paper Smooches SPARKS-January Designer Drafts Challenge

This week’s Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is a Designer Drafts challenge. I used the vertical orientation of the sketch for my card.

I used the Spiffy Scooters set to make a simple scene. The scooter is colored with Copic markers, then cut out and adhered to a dotted paper panel with a strip of gray cardstock “road” along the bottom. I used dimensional dots for a dimensional look. Once the scooter was in place, I coated the headlights with some Glossy Accents for a glass-like look. To finish the scene, I added a felt cloud and a cheery button sun, tied with orange baker’s twine.

I used a coordinating hexagon patterned paper for the strip that runs across the cardfront underneath the scooter panel. To tie the pieces together, I matted them on the same color cardstock and used that same color again for the narrow strip along the bottom of the cardfront. The set’s “scooting by to say hi” sentiment is stamped in black ink along the side of the image panel. It was too long to fit in one straight line, but the clear stamps make it easy to stack the words.

Be sure to stop by the challenge blog for all the challenge details and for more inspiration, too!

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Spiffy Scooters stamp set, X-Press white Copic blending cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic markers (YR12, YR15, YR16, Y11, Y13, Y18, Y35, C-1, C-3, C-5), Teresa Collins Tell Your Story 6x6 paper pad, My Mind’s Eye Happy Day 6x6 paper pad, Ranger Glossy Accents, Divine Twine orange baker’s twine, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots 

other: Aqua Mist cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Sweet Mango cardstock (Gina K Designs); Basic Gray cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); CutUps Cloud Border die (The Cat’s Pajamas); yellow button (Michaels)


  1. Love it! Those little extras that you used (i.e headlights, felt cloud) really make your card super.

  2. I so love scooters and it makes your card so fun! I like how you pulled the color from your honeycomb paper badkground.

  3. That scooter is so darn cute! Love you take on it!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  4. Love this... so sunny and fun I want to be on that put-put!!!

  5. OH MY! I just love that "sun" and cloud cluster, Lori!! This is a FAB take on last week's sketch! AMAZING! Thanks for playing along with us on your week off! YOU ROCK:)


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