Saturday, June 22, 2013

Hoppy Birthday

This week’s Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is a Cool Shades challenge. The color palette is called "nature," so I used it to create a nature themed card featuring the frog image from the A Little Lovin' set.

I colored the frog with Spectrum Noir markers. I made a background for the frog with a piece of aqua cardstock for the sky and a scallop edged piece of darker blue dotted paper for water.  The lily pad is an oval with a notch cut in it.  I made a whimsical sun with some yellow gingham patterned paper and a golden yellow pinking edged circle.  A die cut white felt cloud overlaps the edge of the sun and adds some texture to the scene.  Once the background was finished, I set the frog in place on the lily pad with dimensional dots

The "hoppy birthday" sentiment is stamped just beneath the little scene. I combined most of the "happy birthday" sentiment with the "o" from the "way to go" sentiment from the Sentiment Sampler set to make my custom sentiment.

Materials Used: 
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches A Little Lovin’ and Sentiment Sampler stamp sets, Crafter’s Companion ultrasmooth white cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir markers (CT2, CT4, CG1, CG2, CG3,CG4), Pebbles Family Ties 6x6 paper pad, Pebbles Cardmaking Basics 1 paper pad, Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Edges 1, Pollika white felt, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots 

other: Bermuda Bay cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, and Aqua Mist cardstock (Papertrey Ink); pinking circle die (Spellbinders); 1" circle punch (EK Success); CutUps Cloud Border die (The Cat's Pajamas)


  1. So adorable! Love how you made lily pad!

  2. I LOVE your card!! Such a FUN Design and great coloring too!! THANKS SO MUCH for joining us over on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog and I hope you'll join us again next week!! Have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

  3. Super cute frog! And I love how you made the lily pad :) Thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!

  4. So cute! What a darling layout! So glad you played along with us this week at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!

  5. OH MY! I love that little frog-- colored to perfection! I love love love your sun and the way he looks like he's going to jump into the water! YOU ROCK, Lori!! THANKS so much for joining in the fun over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS Cool Shades challenge-- hope you play along with our photo inspiration challenge this week <3


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