Monday, January 28, 2013

Paper Smooches SPARKS-January Picture Perfect Challenge

This week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is a Picture Perfect challenge.  I needed a sympathy card, so I used some of the photo's design elements along with the current sketch from CAS(e) this Sketch for my clean and simple design.

I used a similar color scheme for my card, picking a graphic pattern in a sort of gray (okay, probably closer to beige!) print for the panel along the right side of the card.  I stamped the "deepest sympathy" sentiment from the Good Gab set in gray ink on an orange strip that I layered over the patterned panel, close to the bottom of the cardfront.

For the image, I used one of the butterflies from the Flap Happy set.  It's colored with Copic markers and cut out, then adhered to the cardfront with a dimensional dot.  In a nod to the look of the silver studs along the headboard in the photo, I added a white pearl flourish at the bottom of the butterfly as a flight trail.

Be sure to stop by the challenge blog for all the details on the challenge and for more inspiration, too!
Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers:  Paper Smooches Flap Happy and Good Gab stamp sets, X-Press white Copic blending cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Gray Flannel ink, Copic markers (YR12, YR15, YR16, Y35), Studio Calico Classic Calico 6x6 paper pad, Zva Creative white pearl flourish, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

Sweet Mango cardstock (Gina K Designs)


  1. Cute Card! Love your pearl flourish!

  2. Gorgeous! Love the colouring on the butterfly and the swirl of pearls. Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  3. Beautiful shading on the butterfly and gorgeous, elegant flourish! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's CAS(E) This Sketch!

  4. clean, simple, beautiful and touching!

  5. LOOOOOOOOOOOVE this card! LOVE that patterned paper and that beautiful butterfly! FAB!!! YOU ROCK:)


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