Monday, December 31, 2012

Paper Smooches SPARKS: December Anything Goes Challenge

This week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is an anything goes challenge.  That's right--you can share whatever you want to create with your Paper Smooches stamps!

I went with something seasonal and whipped up a clean and simple design featuring a snowman.  I guess all of the snow we had around here over the past week inspired me, even though the snow didn't last for very long! 

I used the sweet snowman from the Warm Hearts set as my focal image.  He's stamped on shimmery white cardstock and colored just a bit with Copic markers.  I used dimensional dots to adhere him to a chevron patterned strip with some layered torn shimmery white strips as snow.

The patterned paper panel is adhered to a blue card base.  I stamped the set's "you make my heart melt" sentiment on a red notch-ended strip and attached it to the cardfront.  A line of faux stitching, done with a white pen, anchors the sentiment strip.  I added a half circle of red cardstock, dressed up with a small piece of knotted white ribbon at the top of the panel to balance the design.

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

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

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Warm Hearts stamp set, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic markers (R24, YR15, BG0000), Teresa Collins Tell Your Story 6x6 paper pad, May Arts white ribbon, Ranger Inkssentials white pen, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

Baja Breeze, Real Red, and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); circle punch (EK Success)


  1. Love the pop of red on this card, Lori! Happy new year!

  2. Such a cute card! Love the blue, red, white color combo and sweet stamps!!! :)

  3. Love the card - simple, clean and sweet!

  4. Thanks for sharing you site with us today. Love your crafty goodies and Happy New Year

  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the blue/red/and white color combo! Fun design for your card!! FAB! THANKS for playing along with us on your week off:)


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