Monday, December 17, 2012

Paper Smooches SPARKS-December Cool Shades Challenge

This week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is a Cool Shades challenge featuring the colors red, green, yellow and white. They're perfect for making a festive, seasonal card!

I made a fun wintery card using the challenge colors and the Freezy Fellas stamp set.  Love those snowmen!  Here, I used one of the snowmen images, colored with Copic markers along with some Glossy Accents on the buttons and white flock on the hat to add a little detail to the image.  The colored image is cut out and attached to a green dotted patterned paper panel with some torn shimmery white cardstock "snowbanks" along the bottom.

I added a pair of notch-ended strips to the open space at the upper left of the panel, then stamped the "you are wicked cool" sentiment on a red cardstock circle and adhered that on top of the strips.  A red button, tied with matching baker's twine, finishes the design.

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 Freezy Fellas stamp set, X-Press white Copic blending cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic markers (R12, R14, R17, R29, B0000, YR21, YR24, YR30, Y17, YG93, YG95, YG97), Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage 6x6 paper pad, Ranger Glossy Accents, Divine Twine Cherry Red baker's twine, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other:  Real Red, Old Olive, and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Harvest Gold cardstock (Papertrey Ink); 1 3/8" circle punch (EK Success); red button (Michaels)


  1. Awww, Lori, that snowman is hard to resist! I like the little banners hanging out of your circle sentiment, and those polka dots and ripped snow are the perfect touch!

  2. You have been super busy--I had to scroll down several posts to find this amazing PSS card:) LOVE LOVE LOVE your bold red and that fab design! I LOVE that little snowman! YOU ROCK! Love your use of these colors!


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