Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge

Hello!  Today I am sharing a card that I made for the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge.

This was our inspiration photo:

Isn't it just the cutest??  I didn't have time to do the challenge before Christmas, so I chose not to do a Christmas theme on my card.   Here is my card:

I was inspired by:
  • The colors red, kraft, cream, with just a touch of green  (LOVE these colors!!!)
  • The polka dot ribbon
  • Used diagonal stripes for the gopher's body
  • Big red nose like the reindeer's noses
  • Used a pom pom on the party hat
  • The kraft background similar to the walls in the photo
  • The partial circle shape similar to root beer packaging design
I wanted to use a red pipe cleaner, but all I had was white.  So I used my ink pad to color it red, but the ink would not dry.  And the heat gun does not work to set the ink.  So no pipe cleaner.

Thanks for looking!!


  1. Great card Kris and you managed to incorporate so many of the elements from the photo! He looks so cute with his big red nose. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge :)

  2. This is absolutely adorable Kris! So so so so cute!

  3. Love all your new cards, Kris! Hope your Christmas was wonderful, and I wish you and your family a very happy 2012! Maybe we can even meet some time this year!

  4. AWWWWWWW!!!!! So adorable. So, so adorable.

  5. SOOOOOO cute! I love his striped shirt--and I LOVE the distressed feel of this card! BEAUTIFULLY done:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:)


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