Sunday, June 15, 2014

Botanical Thank You Card {Paper Smooches SPARKS}

Hello and Happy Father's Day!

It's time for another Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge.  This week's theme is Anything Goes.

Behind the scenes, the SPARKS DT loves these Anything Goes weeks, but sometimes it's hard to pick a single idea to go with for the week, because you know, Anything Goes.

I decided that for the Anything Goes challenges, I am going to focus on working with my Paper Smooches sets that have not seen much inky love.  This week, its all about the Botanicals. (Confession: I have a bit of an allergy when it comes to floral stamp sets.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE them, but I don't always know what to DO with them and how to make them work with my style.)  So here's what I came up with...

I started by stamping some of the floral silhouettes from Botanicals 1 and Botanicals 2 with Cranberry, Orange and Yellow ink.  To create depth without masking (because that would be a pain with these detailed images), I stamped the leaves with Versamark and then heat embossed with green embossing powder. 

I stamped a sentiment from Scripty Sayings in black ink and added a couple dragonflies from Botanicals 1 also in black ink to balance it out.  (Another confession: I had hoped that this would be a one layer card, but a rouge black ink smudge kinda ended that, so I trimmed down the white card stock panel and adhered it to a black card base.  Just remember, there are no mistakes in paper crafting... only opportunities for embellishment!)

So now it's your turn! You have until 11:59 PT on Saturday, June 21 to link up your take on this week's challenge to the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for a chance to win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store. Woot woot!  

Be sure to check out the amazing inspiration from the other members of the SPARKS design team playing along with this week's challenge: 

I can't wait to see what you create!  

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is so pretty! I love the look of the green embossed leaves on top of the rest of the florals--what a great way to add depth to your design!

  2. LOOOOOOOVE your beautiful colors! LOVE your layered stamping and the bold black--- who knew there were dragonflies in that stamp set!?!? LOL! Guess I really need to use this set ASAP:)

    FAB card this week, Katie <3

  3. Ha! Katie I know exactly what you mean. My allergy is to solid stamps :/ Your card turned out beautiful!

  4. Love these bright colors and the layers of stamping!

  5. This is sooo amazing, love it to bits!

  6. OMG!! I LOVE this SO MUCH!! What a HAPPY card and I LOVE the colors!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)


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