Monday, February 18, 2013

Paper Smooches SPARKS February Cool Shades Challenge

This week's  Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is a Cool Shades challenge using the colors seen in the swatch above--red, chocolate brown, aqua, and cream.  I used the cupcake die from PS's new line of dies (Kate has a bunch of them in stock now at i {heart} papers!) along with the new Birthday Sampler stamp set for this sweet card. The colors are perfect for a yummy-looking birthday cupcake, right?

I cut the top of the cupcake from brown cardstock, then used a piece of cream and aqua chevron patterned paper to cut the cupcake base.  It's assembled on a cream panel with strips of aqua and red cardstock along the bottom for a color blocked look. 

The cherry on top of the cupcake is also made with one of the dies in the cupcake die set.  I cut it from red cardstock and colored the stem with a brown marker.  After I attached it to the top of the cupcake with a dimensional dot, I coated the round part with Glossy Accents for a shiny look.  The "wish big" sentiment is stamped on a red notch-ended strip and attached to the cupcake with another dimensional dot.

Here are the other team members posting projects for this week's cool shades challenge 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.

from i {heart} papersPaper Smooches Birthday Sampler stamp set, Cupcake die, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir marker (EB3), My Mind's Eye Boy Crazy 6x6 paper pad, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other:  Close to Cocoa, Real Red, and Very Vanilla cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Hawaiian Shores cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Glossy Accents (Ranger)

1 comment:

  1. Lori, that cupcake is SO cute! I love the shiny cherry you added, and the colorblocking was a great way to show off this week's colors!


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