Monday, May 6, 2013

Paper Smooches SPARKS May Trend Watch Challenge

This week’s Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is a Trend Watch challenge based on the nautical themed photo seen above. I used the Wicked Nauticool set along with the matching Nauticool dies to put this card together.

I used the set’s anchor as my focal image. I die cut the shape from white cardstock, then stamped the matching solid image on the die cut piece in gray ink. I used dimensional dots to attach it to a layered circle panel. The circle’s attached to a white panel over a star patterned paper strip edged with some red and white striped washi tape. I stamped the “you anchor me” sentiment on a red fishtail flag strip and added that to the panel so it extended out from underneath the anchor. A red button, tied with some natural twine, balances out the design.

Be sure to check out the challenge blog for all the details on this week’s challenge. Here are the rest of the team members sharing projects today:

Ashley Marcu
Jessica Davis
Nina Yang
Savannah O'Gwynn

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Wicked Nauticool stamp set and Nauticool dies, Tsukineko Memento Gray Flannel and Tuxedo Black inks, Fancy Pants Trendsetter 6x6 paper pad, My Mind’s Eye red striped washi tape, Hemptique natural hemp cord, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other: Night of Navy and Real Red cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); red button (Michaels)


  1. I just LOVE the nautical trend. This is such a great card and I'm going to have to have that stamp set and dies!

  2. I LOOOOOOOVE these papers-- they are perfect for this week's challenge! LOVE the washi tape too!! FAB use of that die and these stamps:) YOU ROCK!

  3. I didn't think I liked nautical, but I may have changed my mind.


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