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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Flowers and Classes and SPARKS

Happy Saturday! Hope you are enjoying a beautiful fall weekend. I've got a card to share for the current Paper Smooches SPARKS "anything goes" challenge: 


I realize there's nothing particularly fall-like about this card, these are just the colours I happened to go with. :) For the flower panel, I used a layered paper-piecing technique as demonstrated by Shari Carroll in the Stretch Your Stamps 2 online card class. I started by stamping the image on the white panel and colouring the leaves and small buds. Next, I stamped the image again, this time cutting out the centre floral section. There were a few more leaves to colour, and the flowers to paper-piece. Next, I stamped on the patterned paper then cut out just the two main flowers. After adding a little dimension with a stylus, they were adhered. Finally, the one flower was stamped, cut out, shaped, and added with a few layered glue dots to lift it off the page just a little. Stickles were added to the centre of the flowers. Some patterned papers and a simple sentiment finish the card. 
Thanks for stopping by! 


Supplies: white card stock, Lily Bee Design Pinwheel patterned Papers, Paper Smooches Botanicals & Maya Road Perfect Cameras stamps, Versafine onyx black ink, clear embossing powder, watercolour pencils, rock candy distress Stickles, Creative Memories corner-rounding punch, glue dots, pop-dot tape

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9 comments:

Katie Gehring said...

Wow! I love the paper piecing you did on the floral image- it looks amazing on your gorgeous card! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge this week!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! I LOVE this to pieces!! =)Such BEAUTIFUL Colors!! THANKS so MUCH for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenges and have a Fabulous Week!! =) I hope you'll join us again!! =)

Jessi Fogan said...

LOVE. These colours are just so perfect together - and I love the patterned papers. And that HELLO. And the beautiful floral spray. Yep, this card makes me smile :)

cards said...

These colours are very pretty; I'm glad you chose them. The paper piecing is very effective and so clever. I don't think I have paper pieced anything ever.

Have a good week,
Heather

Becca Cruger said...

I really like the colors you've chosen, even if they don't scream fall. :)

Heather G said...

Well the colors match my Fall colors way down here. Greens and yellows...love this card. The floral piece is gorgeous. Lot of time spent putting this one together and it shows!

Chris D. said...

GASP! This. Is. Gorgeous!!

Jen W. said...

That layered paper piecing is awesome and really pops! Love that big hello too and how floaty it looks!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colours and papers!