Sunday, March 1, 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS ~ Anything Goes Challenge!! =)

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(This is my Third Post for today!! For my Paper Sweeties March Challenge Blog Post or my Cupcake Inspirations 300th Challenge Celebration Blog Post you can either follow the links or Please Scroll Down!! =)  THANKS!!

I'm here to share the New Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge with you!! This week we are back with an ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE!!  ;)  I just LOVE the New Roses Dies and knew I had to use them for my card this week!! I have LOVED all of the BEAUTIFUL Inspiration that the Paper Smooches DT has shared and I thought it would be FUN to try something with them that I hadn't seen done yet!!?? I wanted to use some Printed Vellum!! Tim Holtz has one of the most BEAUTIFUL Printed Vellum Paper Pads I have EVER seen called "Wildflowers"!! I decided to Die Cut the Dies which is the outline shape of the flower in Kraft Cardstock and then back them with the Printed Vellum!! I just traced around the Die onto the Vellum and then I cut inside the outline by about 1/8 all the way around the Image and I had my shape!! I Inked the edges of the Flower Outline first just to add some more interest to the Flowers and then glued the Vellum to the back!! Once they were adhered I decided they needed little more of something!!?? So I traced along the flower outline with my Glue Pen and then added some Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter and I LOVE the way that they turned out!! I added some Foam Tape to the back of the Flowers making sure to hid it behind the outline and then added the Leaves!! I took a Distress Water Color Panel and Stamped my sentiment from the Paper Smooches Blossoming Buds Stamp Set with Versa Mark Ink and then added some Hero Arts White Embossing Powder!! Once heat set I added some Old Paper Distress Ink that I watered down and created a Water Colored Panel!! I took some Gold Acrylic Paint and watered it down with some of my Old Paper Distress Water Color and added a few Splatters for some extra dimension and contrast!! Once those were dry I added the Flowers and a few Pretty Pink Posh Crystal Sequins and some Gold Thread and my card was done!!
I hope you'll stop by to see what the rest of the AMAZING Paper Smooches SPARKS DT created for the challenge this week and that you'll be able to find the time to play along with us!!??
Larissa--you're here!!

Don't forget to stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for more details. You'll have until March 7th to link up your Project for a chance to win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches Store!! WHOOP WHOOP!! With the New March Release just becoming available I KNOW you'll want to win a chance to shop!! =)
I'm linking this up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog too!!
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!! 


  1. Gorgeous golden flowers and I love the layering. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week :)

  2. Awww so beautiful! Thanks for the info about the printed vellum, I haven't seen it yet. I love your card! TFS

  3. The vellum is absolutely stunning. Love the soft, muted tones Larissa.

  4. Beautiful and very elegant Larissa!

  5. This is simply gorgeous, Larissa! What a beautiful background, and those blooms are so striking! Love the shimmer and shine and the floral backing! Yum!

  6. Gorgeous card Larissa :-) I love the roses die, so pretty and the colours and sparkle are fabulous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  7. Speechless...LOVE it!! Incredible card!

  8. This card is just GORGEOUS, Larissa! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the roses--- love the design--- love it all! BEAUTIFUL background! LOVE it all! Jaw on the floor--- GORGEOUS:)

    Great job! LOOOOOOOOOVE YOU!

  9. Those flowers are just gorgeous! Wow!