Thursday, November 7, 2013

Be Jolly

This week’s Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is a Trend Watch challenge featuring stripes. The inspiration photo featured a gray striped tote bag, so I designed my card with a gray striped background as my striped element.

The gray striped paper serves as a backdrop for a wintery scene. I hand cut a curved snowbank from shimmery white cardstock for the bottom of the cardfront. A snowman die cut with one of the snowman dies from the Snowdudes die set and stamped with the matching image from the Swanky Snowdudes set sits on top of the snowbank. I added a little color to the image with my Spectrum Noir markers and dotted each button with just a teeny, tiny bit of black Enamel Accents. The Enamel Accents is so shiny and gives just a little bit of dimension, too. For snowflakes, I placed a trio of sparkly silver sequins on the gray striped paper.

The “be jolly” sentiment from the Christmas Sampler set is stamped in black ink on a red fishtail flag strip and adhered to the bottom of the card. The sentiment is anchored by a piece of knotted red faux suede ribbon.

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes and Christmas Sampler stamp sets and Snowdudes dies, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir markers (OR1, CR8, CR10, BT1, BT2, IG2, IG4, IG5, IG7), Fancy Pants Happy Go Lucky 6x6 paper pad, May Arts red faux suede ribbon, silver sequins, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots 

other: Real Red and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Steel Grey cardstock (My Favorite Things); black Enamel Accents (Ranger)


  1. This is SUPER cute Lori! LOVE this sweet snowman!

  2. This is adorable!! Love that snowman. Thank you so much for joining us this week on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge:)

  3. Just gorgeous! LOVE the neutral colors with the pop of red - and the sequins!!!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!!!

  4. OMG!! What an AMAZING Card!! I LOVE the Design and your take on the challenge!! THANKS for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

  5. I absolutely loooooooooooove this card, Lori! I LOVE the diag stripes and the snowman... and your little bow! LOVE LOVE LOVE stopping by your blog-- thank you for always playing along with us!! YOU ROCK <3


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