Sunday, June 8, 2014

You Color My World Card {Paper Smooches SPARKS}

Hey everyone!

I hope you are having a splendid weekend!  Today starts another Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge. This week is a Picture Perfect Challenge and here is my take on the inspiration photo.

Seeing all those paint swatches on the wall made me think of paint so I die cut card stock with the wavy border from the Borders 1 die set.  I angled the die so that each color of card stock would create a point, then I nested them together and adhered them to a piece of white card stock. 

Next I stamped the paintbrush from the I Heart Art set and colored it in with Copic markers.  

I didn't want the sentiment to compete with the rainbow of cardstock and paintbrush (plus I was really digging the white space on the card, so I decided to stamp the "you color my world" sentiment from Headliners on vellum and adhere it towards the bottom of the card.  For narrow a strip of vellum like this, I ran it through my Xyron "X" sticker maker.  Because the entire vellum strip is covered with adhesive, the adhesive is not noticeable at all.  Finally, I adhered the completed panel on a kraft card base. 

Here's a look at this week's inspiration photo: 

Now it's your turn!! You have until 11:59 PT on Saturday, June 14 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. Such an AWESOME Design!! I LOVE the idea of this!! Such a FUN take on the Inspiration Photo!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  2. OMGosh I love this card! It really is so cool! Love your interpretation of the photo!

  3. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this Katie! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your vellum over the "paint" and I LOVE how you used that die! LOVE the simplicity yet boldness! FAB FAB FAB take on this photo! YOU ROCK!

  4. So cool Katie, love the colour swoops!

  5. Fantastic design! Love the lines/swirl! Wonderful card!

  6. This is gorgeous! I just love it!

  7. Wow, what fantastic, vibrant swooshes of colour, Katie ... so fabulous! Anita :)

  8. Oh, I love where the inspiration photo took you! Such a fabulous way to use the paintbrush stamp and I love how you placed the sentiment too!

  9. What a fabulous design! I love the way you used the wavy border die to make the bands of paint.


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