Saturday, June 13, 2015

Lovely Blossoming Buds

Aaaaaaand...I'm back, with another card for another challenge! This week on the  Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Blog, the theme is *drum roll please*Woo hoo!!! I've wanted to play along for quite some time now but I didn't own any Paper Smooches Stamps....until now! I've been eyeing their lovely set, Blossoming Buds for some time now and finally "took the plunge". Here's a (nearly) one layer, fairly clean and simple card I made with my NBUS:

 I  started off with some 110# cardstock as my base. Then I cut in two different sizes the stitched mats, using my much loved and much used Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles. Then using my Tuxedo black ink, I inked up one of the large floral stamps in the set and stamps once on each corner of the smaller stitched rectangle. I then colored them with an assortment of Copics, Promarkers, Spectrum Noirs and the no longer available Pantone Letraset Markers (which I believe was the "forefather" to the Promarkers). I then went in with my white gel pen to add some detail. I then proceeded to line the back with some dimensional adhesive and mounted it on the larger stitched rectangle mat. All was mounted onto my card base and then finished off with some scattered Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins! And I'm done and off to bed now but before I do, here's a closeup of some of my coloring:

Thanks for spending a portion of your day with me, I'll catch you next time. And until then...Craft on!


  1. Wow, love your card. The coloring on your card is enviable & inspiring.

  2. I saw your card featured on the Paper Smooches FB page as one of our "FB Featured Players" from last week's challenge--- congrats! 

    I love that you were able to get some PS stamps! HOOOOOOOORAY! Love these flowers--- what a gorgeous card! FAB job!

    THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at PSS! Hope you play along again soon:) HUGS <3 Sav 

    1. Thank you so much Savannah, both for your kind words and for letting me know...until I saw your message, I had absolutely no idea that I had been featured on your FB page!! I will be sure to play along again-- I simply love my Blossoming Buds set!! In fact, I loved it so much, from the quality to the lovely images and font sentiments, I immediately purchased another Paper Smooches set! :)