Hello and Happy Monday!!
Today is my FIRST post as an "OFFICAL" Paper Smooches Sparks DT Member!! YEAH!! I'm doin' my HAPPY DANCE!! =) Skippin' and a Jumpin' to the beat of a drum!! =)
This starts off another weekly challenge over on The Paper Smooches Sparks Blog!! The first week of the month is always a TRENDS WATCH challenge. We are trying to play along with a more CAS Style, but you are FREE to create with your own style as well, the MORE the MERRIER!! =)
This week we are Inspired by this group of Photos!! =)
WoW!! Isn't this just AMAZING Bling Eye Candy!!??
My mind was spinning in over drive while thinking about what direction to go in when I first saw this Trend Watch Photo!! I originally thought Fashion and Beauty, but after thinking about what Gold stood for I thought maybe a Golden Birthday?? Then I finally decided on a Golden Anniversary Card!! I started by die cutting the Duo Die 2 Frame and then I wanted to add the New Digits and Numbers dies to say 50!! I thought it would be Fun to use some of my New Gold Glitter Embossing Powder by WoW!! This stuff is AWESOME and really looks neat in real life!! I stamped the Stitched Hearts 10 times from the Needle Little Love Stamp Set onto vellum and then embossed them using Black Ultra Fine Embossing Powder by Ranger!! I cut 5 of the hearts out inside of the line to leave just the inside heart so I could layer them for a FUN 3-D border!! I thought it needed some color, so I stamped the sentiment I (Heart) you sew much 7 times and embossed it using the same Black Ultra Fine Embossing Powder onto some red cardstock and then I cut out the little hearts and added them to the center of my vellum hearts!! I added two more to the Large open space on the top of the 5 and I really LOVE the couple symbol it represents!! I added a FUN Red Satin Bow and that finished off my card!!
I LOVE the way my card came together and I sure hope you'll play along with the challenge this week!! Here are some pictures of my finished Card!! =)
That's it for me today--but be sure to stop by the other Paper Smooches SPARKS DT members' blogs and leave them some LOVE!!
And don't forget to stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for more details!! This challenge ends JUNE 9th. I cannot wait to see what you make-- did you see the NEW stamp sets!? I especially LOVE the "Crystal Clear" and "Green Thumb" Stamp Sets!! SO EXCITED to get them and ink them up!! If you missed the New Release you can check them out here, plus if you place an order of $60.00 or more you get a Free Stamp Set!! =)
THANK SO MUCH for stopping by today and have a Fabulous Week!! =)