Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Peace, Love & Happiness

As is always the case whenever there are 5 weeks in a month it's time for an Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Anything Goes theme. I have a few Paper Smooches stamp sets and I mix and match different sets on a regular basis. On today's card I'm using a somewhat unusual combination. I took the starbursts from the Circle of Honor set and combined it with a holiday sentiment from Pretty Phrases. By stamping it an icy blue green shade, the burst graphic which I tend to think of as fireworks, since it's with a patriotic stamp set looks just like a snowflake. The next time you're making cards try looking at your stamps sets in a new way by taking them out of the context of the set they're sold  in you never know what you'll come up with.

The sentiment is heat embossed in silver to coordinate with the metallic silver mesh ribbon. Metallics are hard to photograph but heat embossing is a great way to add some glitz to your card while staying within OWH guidelines.

Happy Crafting!

STAMPS: Pretty Phrases, Circle of Honor (Paper Smooches)
INKS: Versamark & Silver Embossing Powder
PAPER: Accent Opaque 8o# White Cover, DSP -my scrap box
DIES/PUNCHES: Edge Punch (Martha Stewart - Retired)
OTHER: Metallic Silver Ribbon (Michael's)
BASICS: Click HERE to check out my crafting tool bag.


Penny Ward said...

Love the simplicity of your card, yet it is not simple. Those are definitely snowflakes! Super cute!!

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Paula! Beautiful card; love your idea to use the starbursts as snowflakes. Gorgeous silver embossing and the ribbon complements it perfectly!

Debbie Caldwell said...

That's pretty. Great idea with the stamps and the embossing is very nice.

Jenny said...

That's a brilliant way to use your stamps!! the firework burst really looks at home as a snowflake in icy blue :0) Such a pretty Christmas card.
Thanks for joining in the challenge at PS Sparks this week :0)

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