Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sparks at Valentines :)

It is snowy and icy here in Ohio, YUCK!! So thankful I didn't have to work today or tomorrow!! Instead I played in my craft room, which always makes me happy.

The colors were chosen for The Play Date Cafe challenge
and the sketch is from the first Penny Black Blog Challenge
so excited to see what challenges they come up with :)
The stamp I used is called Sparks at Christmas (Penny Black) but I really think this cutie is so much more than Christmas.

I started by stamping her in jet black archival ink (Ranger) and coloring her in with markers. Next added a bit of a shadow with a very light grey marker. To make her shine I added liquid pearls in Lavender Lace to the sparkle details and stardust stickles to really give her some bling. Unfortunately it doesn't photograph well.

I cut out the image using nesties Labels 8. The sparkly part of the image I just cut out and glued back to it's original place. I inked around the panel with black soot and matted on black.

I cut the card base in white and added the polka piece (paper pizzaz) which is just a 1/4 smaller.

I used my scallop punch (EK Success) to create the ruffles at the bottom. I glued just the very tops so the ruffle wouldn't be completely flat. Adhere the image panel with foam.

Add some ribbon and a cute bow, done!!

Wishing you sunshine where ever you are!!!


  1. Love your card Kelly :) Love that stamp and how you've coloured and finished her details! Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe this week :)

  2. Very lovely card! The image is very pretty! Love the borders at the bottom! Am here in Ohio too at home due to level 3, so no work for me...yeah! I'll get some bday cards done today! Love your cards...take care and keep warm!:-)

  3. Love what you did to that couture! So cool. :D Thanks for playing with us for colour splash week at PDCC!

  4. Ooh la la! LoVe this! The colours and design are just FAB! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

  5. The little details in her dress are so fun and she does look like more than Christmas. So glad you played along this week at The Play Date Cafe.

  6. I love that you used this stamp! I have the same one sitting on my desk and was thinking the same thing-doesn't have to be for Christmas! LOVE how you used it here, she's Gorgeous!! Thanks for splashing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  7. Love what you did with this challenge! Great use of the colors, and she is definitely more than just Christmas. :-)

  8. Love those striking colors!
    Such a fabulous card.