Monday, November 12, 2012

Paper Smooches SPARKS-November Designer Drafts

This week’s Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is a Designer Drafts challenge.  I made a whimsical birthday card based on the sketch.

I used one of the critters from the Birthday Buddies set in a simple scene. The image is colored with Copic markers and cut out, then set on a kraft panel with dimensional dots so he looks like he’s popping right out of the ground. I used a piece of paper with a subtle grid pattern to make a sky-like background and added a fluffy white felt cloud accented with a yellow twine tied button sun. Instead of having a scalloped strip along the bottom edge of the image panel, I adhered a strip of green die cut grass directly on the bottom of the panel.

The panel is set on a light blue cardfront covered with a pair of coordinating patterned papers from the Seen & Noted paper pad. I stamped the set’s “happy b-earth day” sentiment in the bottom right corner of the card in black ink.

Be sure to check out the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog to see what the SPARKS team has created using the sketch.

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies stamp set, X-Press Copic blending cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic markers (E31, E33, E35, E37, E41, R11, R14, R17, B0000), Pebbles Seen & Noted 6x6 paper pad, Pollika white felt, Divine Twine Lemon Yellow baker’s twine, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots 

Other: Soft Sky cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Clouds Combo die (Clear and Simple Stamps); Die-namics Grass border die (My Favorite Things)


  1. Love it, love it, Lori! So cute and fun!

  2. Really cute card, love the gopher :)

  3. Lori, this is too darn cute! Love him.

  4. this is adorable, so much fun!!! :)

  5. What a fun & cute card, Lori! Love it!

  6. I LOVE this card! What a great, fun, bright and lovey creation that would cheer anyone up. Fantastic coloring!

  7. Oh so cute, Lori! I love that little beaver/critter! Those papers are perfect for him!!! FAB take on this sketch:)


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