Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Paper Smooches Birthday

(If you are looking for this week's Shopping Our Stash challenge, please scroll down, or click here.)

When I saw the latest Paper Smooches Sparks challenge, I was inspired to play. I made three cards last night that I threw away, but I tried again today. Here is the sketch:

And here is my latest attempt:

This is NOT how it started, but in the end I'm glad I got to open both my Party Posse and Party Pals stamp sets, and I also used remnants for everything but the card base.

As soon as I stamped this image, I knew I was in trouble since I am not a fan of coloring, so paper piecing it was! I stamped the balloon on a yellow scrap and the critters on some Basic Grey PB&J pieces. Then I had to stamp the eyes and teef again so they stood out.

Once I decided to cover the balloon in Crystal Effects, I thought maybe I should have just colored it instead of paper piecing:

Well, it IS very shiny. :)

Here's a close-up of Miss Kitty and her jewels:

Yeah, she's wearing her pearls! There are other pearls on this card front, mostly to cover unexplained ink smudges. Well, at least her eyes aren't blood-shot, so there's that. :)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I LOVE THIS!!! So fun and cute. Love the paper piecing on here too!

  2. This is SUCH a cute card Leslie!

  3. Fun paper piecing! Thanks for playing with us this week on the Sparks challenge blog!

  4. i love ♥EVERYTHING♥ about this... butmy favorite part is miss kitty's pearls!!! (& the fact that there are other "scattered" pearls to cover ink smudges, which is making me think maybe someday i WILL stamp something on a white card afterall!!!0 ;0 ;0 ;0


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