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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Flowery SPARKS

For once, I'm early with a card for a challenge! This week, the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is asking us to incorporate sheer or clear elements into a project. I will admit, I thought a smart alecky response would be to say I used all CLEAR stamps to make my card, but figured I could do a little better than that. ;)


Here's what I count as sheer or clear elements: I used all outline stamps, so they're clear inside; the vellum sentiment strip; I think of watercolouring as the sheerest colouring medium; sheer ribbon; and clear rock candy Stickles for the big flower centre. I was pretty excited when I realized I could replicate the bunches of flowers on the patterned paper with my Friendly Flowers stamps! The only other stamp I needed was the little circles (bubbles) from Birthday Buddies. I'm not totally satisfied with the placement of the sentiment banner, and may yet change it. Otherwise I'm happy with this bright cheery card. 
I'm also sneaking this in just under the wire for the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge. 


Supplies: white & teal cardstock, Echo Park Be Mine lipgloss & Country Drive patterned paper, vellum, Paper Smooches Friendly Flowers & Birthday Buddies stamps, Versafine Onyx black, Memento pear tart, cottage ivy & cantaloupe & Colorbox frost white inks, Wow! white embossing powder, watercolour pencils, Spellbinders oval dies, May Arts ribbon, rock candy distress Stickles, pop-dot tape

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12 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Lindsey :-) The colours and whole design are fabulous :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Jessi Fogan said...

*love*! This is gorgeous! And I love how many interpretations of sheer you have :) The blue mats really make everything pop!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Just beautiful! LOVE the gorgeous flowers - and the embossed sentiment on vellum! PERFECT! Thanks so much for playing along with this weeks Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!

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Chris D. said...

What a sweet card Lindsey! Love that you mimicked the patterned paper with the stamps you used and all the ways you interpreted the clear/shear elements!!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! How FUN!! I LOVE your take on the Challenge and your Neat Design!! THANKS for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge and I hope you'll find time to play again next week!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

cardz said...

I really like the use of vellum for the sentiment; think I'll try that. Your combination of florals and distressed pink is very pretty too.
Heather

Barb said...

ok, the stamped flowers perfectly match the patterned paper! love that vellum banner!

Jocelyn Olson said...

LOL! You totally crack me up about the clear stamps for the challenge. You used so many sheer elements--it's perfect for the SPARKS challenge. I LOVE the flowers!

Jamie said...

This is just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge:)

Jen W. said...

Don't change it - I love the jaunty angle of the sentiment banner! Awesome recreation of the patterned paper too.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! I love this, Lindsey!!!!!! I LOVE the large flower in the center-- fab design-- and I LOOOOOOOOOOVE x1000000 that vellum banner! Great use of sheer/clear!!! THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PSS challenge;)

ps... HOW do I always miss the anything goes challenges over at Simon Says Stamp?! LOL! I've got to bookmark that blog! LOL:)

Lisa Arana said...

lindsey, this is absolutely darling. i love that you embossed on vellum.