Monday, March 4, 2013

Paper Smooches SPARKS March Trend Watch Challenge

This week’s Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is a trend watch challenge focusing on smiles. So many Paper Smooches sets feature adorable smiling images—or include smiles that you can add to images—so this was a fun one to work on!

With all of the choices, it took a while for me to decide which stamp set to use for my card.  I finally decided to use the smiling bee image from the Bee Mine set for my card. I stamped the bee on white cardstock and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers, then cut it out so it could be attached to a patterned paper panel with dimensional dots. I found a hexagon patterned paper that made a perfect backdrop for the image.

Once I had the bee in place, I added a notch-ended strip beneath it, then stamped the set’s “hello honey” sentiment at the end in red ink for a nice pop of color. To add some movement to the card, I cut apart a crystal flourish and positioned it on the card so it extended out from behind the bee like a flight trail. To bring the bee to life, I filled in the bee’s eyes with Glossy Accents and dotted the wings with some Stickles. A trio of solid hearts, stamped in red next to the bee, finishes the design.

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.

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Bee Mine stamp set, X-Press white cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and Love Letter inks, Spectrum Noir markers (CT1, CT2,CT3, CT4, BT1, BT2), My Mind's Eye Quilting Bee 6x6 paper pad, Zva Creative crystal flourish, Ranger Diamond Stickles, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other: Soft Sky, Baja Breeze, and Basic Gray cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Glossy Accents (Ranger)

1 comment:

  1. SUPER adorable little card! LOVE the little hearts and that flying trail! FABBBBBBY!


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