Monday, November 18, 2013

Cool Shades Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!!

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Hope you had a Fabulous Weekend and that you're ready for a Great Week!!
Where does the time go?? Six months ago I was invited to be on one of the Funnest and Amazing Challenge Design Teams "Paper Smooches SPARKS"!! I couldn't even BELIEVE my eyes when I saw the post where I was chosen to be on the Team!! It has been an AWESOME Term and I will miss being one of the PSS DT Members who gets to Inspire you!! The show will go on and a whole new set of AMAZING AND TALENTED Designers will bring us Inspiration each month!! THANKS so much to KIM HUGHES of Paper Smooches for letting me be on her very Creative Paper Smooches SPARKS Design Team this last 6 months and for Designing some of the most Adorable Stamps and Dies on the Market!! THANKS also to SAVANNAH O'GWYNN who has been our Fearless Leader!! You're a TRULY Talented Person!! I have enjoyed every minute of getting to know and work with you!! THANKS for all you do behind the scenes!! =)

So I'm sharing my last Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge with you as a PSS DT Memember!!
We're Inspired by this Color Story!!

I was in the Winter Mood so I used this color story to create a Winter SnowFlake Card!!
These colors reminded me of my FAVORITE Winter Scarf and Gloves and I thought  it would be FUN to create a card using the New Fresh Snow Stamp Set and the Snowflake Dies!!
I started with a Kraft card base and layed out my Snowflake Design using the Snowflake Dies!!
I ran them through my Sizzix Big Shot Machine and created the base for my card!! I then die cut each of the Snowflakes out of some coordinating Felt!! I was lucky enough to have each of the colors!! I wanted an inlayed look so I placed each felt snowflake into its matching die cut position!! First I wanted to add some Crystal snowflakes so to do this I took the Fresh Snow Stamps and Stamped them in Versa Mark Ink then took my Sticky Stuff and Embossed them so I could coat them with the Dry Rock Candy Distress Glitter!! My FAVORITE Glitter right now!! =)
I LOVE them way they look!! To set them I hit them again with my heat gun and the Glitter won't flake off!! I glued my Felt Snowflakes in place and then added some Pearls for the centers of them and to add a Sentiment I stamped onto a strip of Vellum and Embossed it with White Embossing Powder by Hero Arts!! I Folded it around my card and added a few more Pearls to finish it off I went around the card with my White Memroy Box Pigment Ink!! I smeared it with my finger for a softer look like a dusting of Snow!! I LOVE the way my card came together and I hope you do too!!??

I also added some Glitter to the back of my card beings a couple of the Snowflakes have cut out and you can see through so that they would feel more sparkly!! You can see it better in this close up picture!! I hope you'll play along this week over on the
 Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog!! Also go check out all of the other PSS DT Blogs for even more Amazing Inspiration!!

THANKS so much for stopping by today and have a Fabulous Week!!
I'm also linking this up the the Gallery of the Holiday Online Card Workshop Class!! Jennifer McGuire shared a FUN Wood in layed card design and I thought it would be FUN to do this with Paper and Felt!! Thanks for looking!! =)



Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOL! You called me your fearless leader! YOU are the reason my job is easy-- it was a pleasure working with you and getting to know you! I've loved each of your creations! I can't believe how fast these 6 months have gone!

I absolutely looooooooooooooooooooooove this card-- what a clever use of these colors! LOVE the different colored snowflakes and the glittered ones! OH MY! BEAUTIFUL! Fab job x1000000000! You nailed it <3

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