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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Second SPARK

I'm back as threatened promised with another entry for the current Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes challenge! This one I'm combining with the current CARDS blog colour challenge, which is sponsored by Paper Smooches; and Simon Says Stamp New Something challenge. 



This is actually one of those cards that turned out much the way I planned! I remember that a while back, the uber-talented Emily made a card with a stack of these books, and that was my starting point. It was fun to pick all the different swatches of patterned paper to paper-piece the many books and that happy bookworm. I grounded the ginormous stack of books with a strip of paper ribbon tape. The finishing touches (finishing touches can be scary -- what if you mess up after all the other work?) are some white gel pen highlights on the apple and some of the books, and some Glossy Accents on the bookworm's pupils.
For the Simon Says Stamp challenge, my "new" somethings include: first inking of my Smarty Pants stamp set and first time cutting into my Cosmo Cricket Clementine pad (about time, I know!) and my Lawn Fawn Dewey Decimal petite paper pack. (I needed one more aqua book, and used one small piece of a My Mind's Eye pad.) 
With lots of avid readers in my family, this is a great card for me to have on hand!



Supplies:  white & green cardstock,  Cosmo Cricket clementine, Lawn Fawn Dewey decimal & My Mind's Eye honey cake paper pads, Paper Smooches Smarty Pants & Birthday Buddies, Memento grey flannel & pear tart inks, Basic Grey Olivia paper ribbon, white gel pen, Glossy Accents


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18 comments:

Emily Leiphart said...

This is awesome, Linds! I love how you put the colours together. Thanks so much for playing along!

Isha Gupta said...

Gorgeous card Lindsey. Love the colors and design.

Barb King said...

Very cute, love all the pattered paper!

Indy said...

What an adorable card that works perfectly with all three challenges!

SmilynStef said...

Love that stack of books ... how fun.

Jen W. said...

Holy cow, that is some seriously fussy paper piecing! I love it though and the little details are so worth the risk! My book loving heart is in love! :)

Rebecca Daniels said...

Hey, Lindsey! You won my random draw for Growing in Unity this week!

Yay! More Rubber!

Cheryl First said...

Wow! This is awesome! I love all that paper-piecing you've done; it really makes the card great!!

Jessi Fogan said...

Awesomesauce! I so love that big stack of books - and you HAVE to glossy up glasses. It's like a rule, man. I hear you on the fear of mucking up at the last minute!

Julie Odil said...

This is a seriously cute card! Congrats on winning the two Itty Bitty's from Rebecca's blog.

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Lindsay, super cute image :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

cardz said...

Very clever, Lindsey. I can't imagine cutting out all those little books! Your fiddly work paid off and it looks great grounded with the ribbon tape.
Heather

Michelle said...

So cute! Amazing paper-piecing! :-)

marilynprestonn said...

How smart and cool this card is Lindsey! I love your wat of thinking and thus your creativity! Hugsxo

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOWOWOW! You nailed this color story! LOVE that worm! SO cute:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes challenge!!! Can’t wait to see what you create for this week’s challenge– Vintage:)

Lisa Arana said...

This is uber cool! Love your pattern choices.

Karin said...

This is too cute! LOVE!

Donelda said...

cute cute cute!! I am always amazed at how you girls combine challenges!!