Saturday, March 29, 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS Designer Drafts Challenge-CONGRATS!! =)

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I'm stopping in to share the card I made for the Paper Smooches SPARKS Designer Drafts Challenge!! I LOVE this Sketch!! I actually had more ideas than time and I hope I'll be able to create some of my other ideas to share too sometime!!?? Seems like that is how it goes for me though!! More ideas than time!! =)
I have been LOVING all of the AMAZING Water Colored Cards and Techniques that I have been seeing lately!! Jennifer McGuire has shared a couple REALLY AWESOME Water Color Bleed Technique Videos on her Blog!! If your interested you should TOTALLY check them out!! I HEART her BLOG!! =)
So I have been wanting to play around with my Distress Inks and the FUN Water Color Bleed Technique that Jennifer shared a couple weeks ago and I knew I wanted to use the New Paper Smooches Seeing Stars Stamp Set along with the Paper Smooches Bold Buzzwords Stamps Set!! I wanted  to change it up a bit though and use some Dazzling Diamonds Tattered Angels Spray Mist instead of just water for a really sparkling water color Design!! I thought it would be Neat to use the Bold Congrats and I LOVE how it turned out!! I have been playing around with this technique and I can't STOP!! So WARNING Once you try it you'll be ADDICTED!! It is SO FUN!! Beckett even joined in and we created some pretty AWESOME projects!! =)
I started by inking up my CONGRATS Stamp using Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks!! I tried to space them out evenly!! Then I stamped directly onto my Tim Holtz Distress Water Color Paper and then I Sprayed it with my Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds Spray Mist!! I LOVE how it Bleeds out and away, but you can still see the Words!! I used my heat gun to dry it so it would stop bleeding once I got the look I wanted!! I could have left it like this, but I wanted to do what Jennifer showed to make the Sentiment more prominent and I stamped over and off set alittle bit with the same Congrats Stamp in Black Onyx Versa Fine Ink!! I LOVE how this looks!! SQEAL in DELIGHT!! =)
I played around with the different stars and the different colors and combinations of ink to see how they looked together once they were sprayed and started to bleed and I found that the Picked Raspberry and the Seedless Preserves mixed really well together so I stamped them next stamping the solid Star image with the Picked Raspberry and then using the two different open star images and layering them over the top of the Solid Star images using the Seedless Preserves!! I then sprayed them with the Dazzling Diamonds TA Spray Mist and let them Bleed!! I used my heat gun again to stop the bleeding and it is so FN to watch how this moves and mixes!! I then used the different sizes and stamped using the different Distress Inks to finish my design spraying the mist and heat setting each time to control the Bleeding as best I could!! I made sure my paper was completely dry before I added the rest of my sentiment and then I added my stripped frame an the Lil' Inker Design Stitched Stars with some Jenni Bowlin Gem Stars for an added touch of Dimension and sparkle!! I used them instead of adding the Banner Ends like in the sketch and I LOVE the way it turned out!!
Here is my Finished Card!! =)


So I hope you'll give this Technique a try and I know these Photos aren't the best and don't show how sparkling AWESOME the Design really is, but it is SO NEAT in real life!! You will be seeing more of this FUN technique from me in the Future! =) THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have an AWESOME Weekend!! =)



  1. This is so technique and colour packed that it makes me want to squeal Larissa! Awesome, awesome, awesome!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!

  2. I like the fun smudgy look of this technique Larissa! This is a happy card, love the stars!

  3. OHHHHHHHHHHH! What a beautiful card, Larissa! I LOVE how you've used this technique--- gorgeous! You've nailed it! Fun take on our sketch:) YOU ROCK <3

    THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge-- hope you join in the fun this week for our easy challenge (Anything Goes)!!!!!! <3

    ps... super sorry about the linky problem last week! I had no idea that it was closed early! If that happens again, please just link up in the comment section! Again-- I'm so sorry <3