Sunday, November 2, 2014

PaperSmooches: Happy Christmas


Hello there and welcome to this week's PaperSmooches Sparks challenge.  I've been trying to use my distress inks a bit more often.  For today's card I inked up some white paper with four different color distress inks before die cutting the sentiment with the Christmas Words 2 dies.  The sentiment was adhered and then a strip of black paper was added to ground it. It didn't feel quite finished so I added a chevron strip to the base of the card. I think it could use some sequins...but I stink at figuring out where to place them so I let it go!



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15 comments:

Deepti said...

Wow Love the way u did the sentiment!

sandie said...

The changing colours of the distress ink are stunning and that chevron paper is the perfect finishing touch x

Gerrina said...

Super colours and super idea to make the sentiment like this! Hope you enjoy the weekend!

KayM said...

Love what you've been doing with your distress inks. I've been trying to use them myself lately. This card is fabulous even without sequins ;) heheh!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

That sentiment was created using distress inks!?!? WOW! LOOOOOOOOOOOVE! What a striking card--- simple yet full of color and detail! YOU ROCK, Lynn!

Marisa said...

Love the mix of colours in the sentiment! Darling card :)

~amy~ said...

Lynn, I love how you did the sentiment...awesome.

Joyce said...

This is so pretty. I love the way you inked the die cut sentiment, and the patterned paper is a nice addition. Regarding sequins, I seem to remember Jennifer McGuire (or someone else equally famous) saying in a card class one time that she puts 2 sort of together and then one a bit away, and the idea is to create a visual triangle and to draw your eye across and down the card. Hope that helps...

Bobby said...

I love that multicolored sentiment, Lynn. So merry.

Larissa Heskett said...

Just BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the Colorful Die Cut Sentiment!! So unexpected!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Jinny Newlin said...

Love, love, love the inking on your sentiment, love! So colorful and happy! Just beautiful!

Jenny said...

Now this is a modern colour combo for Christmas..... love the blended inks. Such a feeling of happy :0)

Tracey McNeely said...

Love this sentiment card, the ink blending is beautiful!

Virginia Lu said...

Aren't distress inks so much FUN? I love it when you played with them. Love this colorful and playful card! I love the added strip of paper!

Jen W. said...

Love the fun colours on your sentiment! I have trouble placing sequins too - I think because I only have one size of them. I find it easier to place gems in a couple of sizes.