Monday, December 24, 2012

Paper Smooches SPARKS: December Picture Perfect Challenge

This week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is a Picture Perfect challenge based on this picture.  The white on white lettering on the canvas piece really stood out to me, so I used that as the  inspiration for my card.

To get the white on white lettering on my card, I used the faux dry embossing technique.  You can find a quick tutorial I wrote up for this here on Paper Craft Planet.   Here, I used die cut letters spelling "love you" in white to go with the love theme of the text in the photo.

The space next to the letters is filled in with a blue vase made from a subtly patterned blue on blue paper.  To dress the vase up a bit, I added a small piece of knotted white ribbon to it.  I stamped a stem and pair of flowers from the Daisies and Paisleys stamp set to fill the vase, mirroring the look of the vase at the edge of the canvas in the inspiration photo.

Stop by the challenge blog for more inspiration and all the details on this week's challenge.

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papersPaper Smooches Daisies and Paisleys stamp set, Tsukineko Memento London Fog and Pear Tart inks, Carta Bella Alphabet Junction 6x6 paper pad, May Arts white ribbon, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other:  Whisper White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); blue textured cardstock (Bazzill); lower case alphabet dies (Clear and Simple Stamps); vase punch (EK Success)


  1. LOVE this!!! You nailed the challenge perfectly!!! :)

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I love your white letters on white--I tried this and couldn't get it to work! LOVE your flower too!! FAB! YOU ROCK!!!


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