Sunday, February 8, 2015

Floral Birthday Wishes Card {Paper Smooches Sparks}

Hello friends,

Today starts another Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge and this week, we are making cards inspired by the most gorgeous inspiration photo EVER.  Seriously, it's soooo pretty.  I will show it to you in a moment, but first, here's my card:

I have really been loving the plus sign patterns I have been seeing in fashion and home decor and decided to create one in black and gold using the Squared dies

I left some spaces in the pattern for visual interest and to accommodate other design elements, like the sentiment from the Lovely Thoughts stamp set. 

For the flowers, I die cut the Roses dies from chipboard and topped the die cuts with white card stock.  Next I did a wash of distress ink on watercolor paper traced the die cut, cut it out (slightly inside the line) and adhered the die cuts over top. 

So are you ready to see gorgeous inspiration photo? Here you go!

So pretty, right?  I bet you are super inspired, so go, run to your craft space and make a beautiful card.  Then link it up to the Paper Smooches blog by 11:59 p.m. PST on Saturday, February 14th.  The winner of the challenge will get a $30.00 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!  Yay!!!!  

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

That's all for me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I can't wait to see what you create! 


  1. SUPER SWEET Card Design!!! :-) I LOVE it!!! Have a Fabulous Week!! :-)

  2. Fantastic use of dies! I just love how you used the cover plate negatives!

  3. Wow and OMG at the same time!! Exquisitely done and just so full of veibrance and chicness!!! So impressed with your use of Paper Smooches products - so inspiring!! Have a beautiful day!!!

  4. OHHHHH! This is just gorgeous, Katie! I looooooooove the gold! LOVE your use of the background die--- love love love the roses! BEAUTIFUL! Great take on this photo! LOOOOOOVE working with you--- you ROCK <3

  5. Love the awesome dies to make those awesome roses. so pretty!


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