Saturday, November 12, 2011

if at first you don't succeed

if at first you don't succeed - make another card! lol! i'm really digging paper smooches stamps right now, the images are so quirky and fun! i can't resist them!

so, with that said, it's paper smooches SPARKS challenge time again! here is the inspiration photo:

i love the color combo of blues with oranges, so this is totally up my ally. here's the card i came up with:

obviously i was inspired by the colors, but i also loved how the apples in the inspiration photo go up and down, it reminded me of someone falling. which reminded me the 'if at first you don't succeed, try, try again' saying! so this is my interpretation of all that!

note - the cat is supposed to be 'falling' and 'bouncing'. my husband looked at the card, and said, 'oh is the cat floating in space?'


anyway, i fussy cut out the cats (chubby chums stamp set), and paper pieced their eyes on, so they were bright white. then i colored in the stripes and eyebrows with - no not copics! ha ha - sharpies! my very first office supply love! :)

i used the alphadots stamp set to make my sentiment. the word bubbles are an october afternoon stamp. :)

i also stamped the inside, something i haven't done much of, but i am starting to do more of! :) it like, surprise! extra hand crafted love for you! :)

i double stamped the sentiment with two different yellow stamp pads - another technique i'm starting to like more and more! :)

so that's it!



  1. i love your double stamping technique!!! i noticed you used it before. Those cats are so cute. They look like their bouncing through space! :-) Love it!

  2. Your cats are so cute! Love them bouncing:)hugs x x

  3. That is so fun! Love the bouncy cats =) Thank you so much for playing along in this SPARKS challenge!

  4. LOL, Samantha, this is so cute! Whatever the cats are doing, they look like they're having fun. Thanks so much for playing along in the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!

  5. SUPER DUPER cute---LOVE that the cats are bouncing around your card! LOVE that you stamped on the inside too:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:)


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