Sunday, April 12, 2015

Watercolor Rose Birthday Card {Paper Smooches SPARKS}

Hello friends, 

It's time for another Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!  This week we are inspired by a beautiful photo featuring floral pom-poms and soft gray stripes and here's my take: 

 I die cut the Roses Die and a pair of leaves from white card stock and roughly sketched where I was planning to place them on a panel of watercolor paper.  I removed the die cuts and added color to the panel with Distress Inks.

Once dry, I adhered the rose and leaves to the watercolor panel.  The sentiment is from Lovely Thoughts and I added a few sequins.  I attached the finished panel to a card base with foam tape, trimming it down slightly before adhering so a fun strip of washi tape would peek through.  

Here's this week's inspiration photo: 

Ready to play?  You know the routine!   You have until 11:59 PT on Saturday, April 18 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.  

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. Gorgeous. I absolutely love the water color behind the dies. Beautiful Katie.

  2. So pretty with the watercoloring.

  3. What a gorgeous card, Katie! I loooooooove your colors--- love the watercoloring! LOVE LOVE LOVE everything you make! YOU ROCK <3 LOVE working with you!

  4. Love the card, great for Mother's day too!

  5. What a beautiful card, very ethereal in its' own way!! Love the white flower over the watercolored background - so classy and fancy looking!! Super great card!!


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