Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks | Trend Watch Challenge - Stripes

This week's Paper Smooches Sparks Trend Watch challenge is... stripes! 

I went a little crazy and created three cards for the challenge. For the first card,  created horizontal stripes with 1/2 inch strips of cardstock (kraft, orange, and yellow). Then I used Score Tape on the orange stripes to adhere clear glitter. I twisted the baker's twine and used small drops of glue to adhere the twine to the cardstock. 

(Supplies - Stamps: (Paper Smooches) Leafy Greens. (PTI) Nuts for You. Ink: (Stampin' Up!) Cajun Cajun Craze. (Papertrey Ink) Terracotta Tile, Harvest Gold. Cardstock: (Papertrey Ink) Kraft, Terracotta Tile, Harvest Gold. Baker's Twine: American Crafts. Other: Enamel Dots.)

Next up, a card featuring bold black and white stripes. I used Paper Smooches' Zoo Crew stamp set and stamped each image onto white cardstock. After coloring them with Copic markers, I cut them out and popped them up with pop dots. The sentiment, from Knick Knacks, was embossed with white embossing powder. All three enamel dots are green in real life... I'm not sure why the two smaller dots are showing up blue! The white and black cardstock strips are matted onto small striped patterned paper.   

(Supplies - Stamps: (Paper Smooches) Zoo Crew, Knick Knacks. Ink: (Memento) Black. Cardstock: (Papertrey Ink) Black, White. Markers: Copic. Patterned Paper: (Papertrey Ink) Black Patterns Pack. Ribbon: (Stampin' Up!) Going Gray. Other: Enamel Dots, embossing powder.)

My final card uses Bee Mine and more striped cardstock. The bees were stamped, colored, cut, and adhered to the card base with pop dots. I colored the wings with a light gray Copic marker, then applied clear stickles to them for a little shimmer.  

 (Supplies - Stamps: (Paper Smooches) Bee Mine. Ink: (Memento) Black. Cardstock: (PTI) White, black. Heart Dies: Simon Says Stamps. Gems: Hero Arts. Twine: American Crafts.)

 That's it for me today! Have a wonderful week. :)


Leigh Penner said...

Oh, how fun! I especially love your first card-- very eye-catching!

Trisha Klowak said...

Wow, someone was busy!! Love the cards :)

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

WOW!!! 3 cards! I LOVE them all!!!

Jamie said...

I adore all three cards! Thank you so much for joining us this week on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge:)

Houses Built of Cards said...

So beautiful! I especially LOVE those leaves! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!!!


Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! What AMAZING Card!! I LOVE the Designs and your takes on the challenge!! THANKS for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

FYI: AMMMMMMMMMMMMAZING! I love these cards! LOVE everything! YOU inspire me... make my jaw drop....LOOOOOOOOOVE it all:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!

ps... super sorry I'm so behind in leaving a comment!!!