Sunday, March 22, 2015

Live like it's Spring {Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge}

Hello friends!

It's time for another Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge.  This week is a Designer Draft challenge and here's my take. 

In place of the long banner on the sketch, I used the rainbow clouds from the Luminous Spring stamp set.  I used a stamp positioner (thank you Misti) to lengthen the rainbow to the height of my panel.  

I colored the rainbow with Copic markers- except the purple stripe.  Apparently I don't own any purple Copic markers- so I had to improvise with a Distress Marker.  And needless to say, I will need to add a purple Copic marker or two to my crafty purchase list. ;) 

After all the marker drama, I decided to stamp the sentiment in black and keep the rest of the card pretty simple.  Here's a look at the inspiration sketch: 

So, now it's your turn!  Make a card inspired by this week's sketch and link up your creation to the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog by Saturday, March 28 at 11:59 PST.  The winner of this week's challenge will receive a $30.00 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches shop!  Yay!!! 

Be sure to check out the inspiration from the other Paper Smooches 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. Love how the touch of patterned paper grounds the rainbow! Gorgeous!

  2. OMG OMG OMG!! I LOVE this Sweet Card Design!! =) Such a FUN choice of Patterned Papers for you background and That is the PERFECT Stamp for this Challenge too!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  3. This is just AMMMMMMMMMMAZING, Katie! I love the rainbow instead of the banner! LOVE the simplicity and those diag stripes at the top! LOVE LOVE LOVE everything (EVERY.THING) you make! You ROCK <3

  4. So pretty! Love the bold rainbow against the white panel.

  5. Excellently done!!! In love with the bright colors and that sentiment just grabbed hold and caught my heart!! The inspiration I got from this is - To live each day as if it were Spring is to see each day as a NEW beginning, a NEW opportunity for growth and blossoming!! So, I was mega uplifted by this post - your card is stunning and it spoke to my heart!! SO WELL DONE!!!


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