Thursday, September 5, 2013

a little love note

when i saw the inspiration picture for the latest paper smooches sparks trend watch challenge, i almost swooned. i LOVE it! the softness, the colors and the pop of gold! i could not resist!

you see? it's such a wonderful source of inspiration! i have another idea too, but we'll see if i can make it come to life in time! :)

here's my card:

first i stamped the sentiment from pretty phrases (one of my favorite sets ever!) in the most awesome gold ink pad ever! the delicata golden glitz ink! it looks almost like it was heat embossed! it's so fun!

then i did heat emboss (in clear) the hibiscus flower from get outta town multiple times onto water color paper. then i colored in the images with distress markers (spun sugar and worn lipstick) with a nod to the awesome ombre fade from flower to flower.

the flowers were popped up and then i used the wink of stella glitter pen to add a little glitter to the center part (stamen) of the flowers then added some pearls to the card base.

and that's it! i hope my card encapsulates the soft, happy feel of the inspiration photo! 


  1. This is just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge:)

  2. Very pretty. Love the pink and white with a touch of gold!

  3. Beautiful! Love the watercoloring!

  4. truly beautiful - love the shades of pink!

  5. This is just gorgeous! I love the water coloring in different shades of pink. So pretty!!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge!

  6. OHHHHHH! This card matches that photo perfectly! YOU amaze me!!! LOVE that gold ink! And the various shades of pink!!!! And the white space!!! LOVE IT ALL:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!! Hope you will play along this week-- it's a SKETCH:) <3


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