Sunday, April 20, 2014

SPARKS Challenge: Peace Love and Happiness

Hello friends and Happy Easter!

Today begins another Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge.  This week is Anything Goes and here is my take on the challenge:

This card is one that I have had swimming around in my brain for a few weeks, and I decided to see if I could make it happen.  I borrowed a peace sign stencil from my daughter's crafty supplies and traced the shape onto a piece of cream card stock.  Then I filled in the shape with lots of florals from a few Paper Smooches sets including Calico, Botanicals 2, and Crystal Clear

I used a marker to add the small dots and the sentiment is from one of my very first Paper Smooches sets, Pretty Phrases.  I erased the pencil lines and rounded the corners.  Some distress ink around the edges added a bit more dimension and then I  adhered the stamped panel to a kraft card stock base. 

This card is also the first time I got to try out the new dye inks from WPlus9 and I love how vibrant these colors look.  I used Nautical Navy, Lake House, Appletini, Sweet Gelato, Cranberry Crush and Sweet Nectar.  Looking at the finished card, I should have made room for some leaves in the top right quadrant of the peace sign.  Note for next time, I suppose!  

Now it's your turn!! You have until 11:59 PT on Saturday, April 26 to link up your take on this week's sketch 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. Wow this is a gorgeous card

    Awesome stamping...and that's one of my FAV PS sentiments.

  3. What a great design using these beautiful blooms - the colors ARE so vibrant!

  4. Just a huge wow on the stamping! This is fantastic!

  5. Just a huge wow on the stamping! This is fantastic!

  6. This is absolute genius!! I am in *love* with the end result!! So worth all that effort!!

  7. AMMMMMMMMAZING, Katie! You have an eye for color and design! I love it! And I LOVE your stamping for this peace sign--- LOVE LOVE LOVE the mix of stamp images/sets! WOWZA! This card just knocks my socks off! LOVE:)

  8. Love how this came together!! Great card!


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