Sunday, May 5, 2013

Paper Smooches ANYTHING Goes Challenge!! =)

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I LOVE having an Inspirational Jumping off point some times, but when you are given free rein to create ANYTHING you'd like well sometimes MAGIC Happens!!  =)
I am SO EXCITED about the card that I have created for the Paper Smooches ANYTHING Goes Challenge!!  I have been wanting to play around with the dies some more and this gave me a chance to do just that!! I started by die cutting the Large Hexagon out of my Wood Veneer Paper and then the next size smaller out of Oatmeal cardstock!! I then took the Love Word Die and ran it through with an Embossing mat so that I just embossed it into the paper rather than cutting it all of the way out!! I found out that in order for this to get a clean finish its mandatory that you wet your cardstock or the paper will crack in between the letters!! I'm assuming this is because they are spaced so close together!! I then took my card front and repeated the same process after spraying it first with a fine mist of water both front and back!! I offset the word each time for a better visual look!! I then die cut the word from masking paper and I masked the word LOVE on my hexagon piece!! I then took my Faber-Castell Big Brush Pens in (Medium Flesh 131,  Permanent Carmine 126, and Skyblue 146) and colored onto an acrylic block then I added some water to make my water color and painted to cover the whole hexagon shape!! Half with blue and half with the coral pink!! I then flicked the water color onto the base of my card leaving splatters of both colors and once my hexagon shape was dry I added splatters to it too!! I removed the mask and I wanted a clean word so I could have a Highlight for the Wood Veneer Love Die Cut, but the paper must of soaked up more of the color than I thought it would and some of the word got colored, but I actually like the way it turned out!! I then took a inking blending tool and used old paper Distress Ink to give some life and depth to my card front and the word Love on the hexagon piece!! I SO LOVE the fun look and I have noticed that the water colored look is a BIG trend right now!! I added a few Prima Heart Gems to finish the card!!
Here are some pics of my finished card!!

I am also linking this card up for the 10 Minute Craft Dash #17 Challenge over on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog!!  It only took me 8 min. 50 sec. to create this card which is the fastest I have created a card yet!! The longest part was embossing the words in the front of my card, but once that was done it was a really fast card to create!! =) I hope you'll play along, but if not atleast go and check out all of the AMAZING creations created in 10 min. or less!! =)
The Moxie Fab World Blog is also hosting a challenge "The Wonder of Water Color Challenge".
So please go and check this challenge out too, you will be COMPLETELY AMAZED at all of the Inspiration you'll find!! =)
THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! 



  1. Larissa, you're right: magic happened! Your card is lovely, and in under 9 minutes makes it all the more impressive. Great 'canvas' to showcase your PS goodies; aren't they wonderful! So glad you shared this - and to you, wishes for a FABULOUS week!!

  2. This is so beautiful, and I love how you used the die as an embossing plate, too.

  3. What a great card Larissa, love the splattered background! Your experimenting worked!!

  4. All of these Paper Smooches elements are so great together! That sentiment die is super fun!

    Thank you for playing along in this 10 Minute Craft Dash, Larissa! Hope you can join us again soon!

  5. SOOOOOOOOOOoooooooo Adorable!!!!

  6. What a fun, unique card! Hard to believe you could do it so fast!

  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous card Larissa - LOVE your little hearts at the start and end of love!!
    So glad you joined in fun at the 10 Minute Card Dash - hope to see you again soon :)

  8. This is a fabulous card! You have every right to be really excited, it's so cool! :)

  9. very cool Larissa! Love how you layered up the die cut back on the embossing.

  10. this is awesome!
    Thanks for joining us at the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

  11. Hey Larissa! Thanks for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  12. Very creative and lovely card....