Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Happy Blessings

In order to use a couple sketch challenges, I created two cards, one "Blessings" and the other "Happy". 
 First off, I wanted to play along with the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge with their great sketch.  I so love this notebook paper die so I used that as the foundation of my card and the main piece that follows the sketch. 
 This is actually a tiny card.  After I cut the die piece, I took a Distress Stamp pad and "stamped" that directly to the paper, giving me a square piece of color.  I also gave this a small spritz of water that made some of the color run.  I cut out the leaf from a piece of cardstock after I added some color to that paper with a few colors of Distress Stain.  I coated the leaf with some Distress Rock Candy.  I tried to turn the card so you could see a little bit of the sparkle.
 Here is the Paper Smooches Sparks sketch.
 For my "Happy" card, I used the retro sketch.  I picked up some new papers from Echo Park.  It is always fun to use papers that coordinate. 
 I love the little grouping of accents in the corner.
Here is the retro sketch.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


  1. These are gorgeous!! LOVING the leaves on the first one!!!

  2. Wonderful takes on both challenges, Linda! Love the sparkle of sequins - I'm thinking my new addiction (GASP! LOL!!). TFS :)

  3. I love the idea of placing a little perfect pearl onto the sequins, would you mind if I 'borrowed' it? ;)

  4. Love the colours on the first! Gorgeous!

  5. These are both awesome! Great take on this week's sketch(es)! -Katie :)

  6. Love the warm colours in your leaf and great idea to use the notebook paper die for the sketch :0)
    Thanks for joining in the challenge at PS Sparks this week :0)
    Jenny x