Monday, October 3, 2011

One little SPARK

Did someone say "challenge"?

That is what Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge is about. It is something like a sketch, meant to give you a launching place for inspiration on creating a card or project. 

 Is this the cutest little photo ever? (details on what it is and where it is from are available at Paper Smooches)
 Here is my card using this "Spark" piece. 
The first thing that I noticed was the green, faded background so I created that by rubbing the edges of my white cardstock with a blending tool and a green stamp pad. 
I created a little "ruffle" edge with some stamped flowers.  I just stamped the flower a few times and colored the petals the same as my main flower and then cut them so that just the petals showed looking similar to a ruffle.
I also loved the little tag hanging from the string and the clothespin accent. I punched out a tag shape from patterned paper, stamped the sentiment on the tag and then let it hang on my card with some green embroidery floss and a tiny, green clothespin. 

I thought that this one little flower sitting all by itself on the side of my card looked a bit like that one cute little onesie.  The pinks helped me stay with the color combo and the little rhinestone made it even more girly!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

HUGS card
Materials list:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
X-Press Blending Card – Copic Markers
Patterned paper – Playground/Echo Park
Stamp set – Paper Smooches
Self adhesive rhinestones – Recollections
Copic markers
Black Versafine stamp pad
Green stamp pad - Clearsnap
Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Tag punch – McGrill
Embroidery floss
Aleene’s Paper Glaze
Foam tape – 3M


  1. Adorable take on the photo! Love it - course I love Smooches!

  2. ADORABLE, Linda! LOVE your use of the petals for a scalloped edge! Your details are just perfect for that photo!

  3. This could not be CUTER! LOVE, LOVE, LOOOOOVE it!

  4. Soooooooooooo cute cute cute! I loveeeeeeee that flower and the colors! v

  5. super duper uber sweet! and absolutely ADORABLE!!! LOVE it!!!
    Sylvia xx

  6. That is the cutest photo! And what a darling card.

  7. How absolutely adorable this is! Love that sweet inspiration photo and LOVE your take on it. That flower stamp just makes me smile. I love how you used several of the flowers to create a scalloped border, and love the hanging gingham tag. It's all just so darn sweet!

  8. What a gorgeous card - love the colours and the tag and flower - beautiful.

  9. So adorable Lind! I love the way you used the flower to create a ruffle, so creative!!

    (-: Heidi