April 13, 2012

Paper Smooches SPARKS April challenge, & a huge thank you

First of all friends, you are amazing.  And you know how to make a girl feel amazing.

I was overwhelmed today by your response to my announcement that I will be joining the CAS-ual Fridays Design Team.  Overwhelmed.

Oh how I would love to reply to each one of you personally to say thank you for your kind words of support and enthusiasm, but there just aren't enough minutes in the day for that many emails.  So I hope you will accept my sincere thanks here and know how much you are appreciated.  My heart is very full today.  *smile*

How about a card?  This is my first time participating in the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge, now that I have some fun Paper Smooches stamps to call my very own.


And here's the inspiration:
Obviously I was inspired by the two shades of blue with a pop of orange, and it's hard to tell in the photo but I used a Soft Stone card base rather than white.

Using Paper Smooches' Metropolis, I stamped the two different cityscapes onto cardstock and cut them out by hand, then layered them with foam adhesive for extra dimension.

There is a solid road image in the PS set, but since I wanted to stamp the greeting directly on the road I used a stamp from PTI's Scrapbook Basics:  Library Ledger.  The car was cut out by hand from orange cardstock and popped up with foam tape.

A moon and a few stars from Metropolis are the finishing touches, along with one rounded corner.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Soft Stone, Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky, Orange Zest)
Stamps:  Paper Smooches (Metropolis), Papertrey Ink (Scrapbook Series:  Library Ledger)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Not Quite Navy), Ranger (Spiced Marmalade), Copic marker
Tools:  We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper)

This little card really makes me smile, especially since I know it will be going in a box of goodies that we're sending to some dear friends back in Ohio next week.

Thanks so much for stopping by again, and for all your wonderful comments!  I hope to get caught up on my return visits this weekend.

Have a great night!

23 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic card Christina!

Joyce said...

What a fun card. I love city scapes in general, and yours is very sweet with that fun orange car driving by.

Deb said...

What an adorable card! So happy for you!!!!!

Gayatri said...

Awesome! Love the layering of building :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a great card, and soak up the love-- :)

Maureen said...

oh, this is so joyful! I'm getting my first PS stamps soon! I love their whimsy :) What an adorable card to find in a box of goodies :) You are too sweet :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Christina. Love the colors and those cut out buildings! Congrats! :o)

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a fabulous card! Love the little orange car =) Thank you so much for playing along in this SPARKS challenge!

L.B. said...

Love how simple and yet full this card it. Great!

Laurie said...

Girl this is adorable! I love the little scene you made here! SO so so happy to have you on the team!! :)

Karen B. said...

YOU are the amazing one! This card is so graphic and fun!

Marisa said...

Too cute :) Great card.

Chunyuan said...

love the two one skyscapers. Really cute!

Suzanne said...

Another stunner!!!!! I say that every time I come here. But it's true! You're making me want this set very badly! Amazing card!

kasia c. said...

LOOOVE this take on that challenge pic. :)

Virginia L. said...

LOVE this! Your use of colors, image and fonts are superb on this one! Perfect in every way!

Linda Beeson said...

What an adorable little scene, cute use of the stamps and the SPARKS challenge.

The Paper Parade said...

Hooray for Paper Smooches!!! I love this scene you created with the colors (looks like color blocking!) and the way that you stamped the sentiment inside the road! I've been behind on commenting, so I missed the news, but WOW you totally deserve it!! You AND Suzanne?! They are a lucky group of ladies to have you two :)

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

CONGRATS on joining CAS-ual Fridays! I know you'll have fun! This card is awesome - LOVE IT!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Christina, this is so stinkin' cute!! I love how you used the color scheme as your inspiration for the challenge. So very fun and clever! And I am BEYOND over the moon to be able to say that we will soon be teammates!! AAACCKKKKK!! You have no idea how thrilled I am that you made the team - you already know that I am your BIGGEST fan and now I can fall all over myself to show you for the next six months!! How fun is that?! LOL Luckily for you, we're 3,000 miles apart geographically, so I won't be showing up at your house. But if you lived closer, I would so be there to remind you of what a crazy fan of your work I am! LOL Is it May yet?! XO

Jen W. said...

So excited to see your name on the DT list at CAS-ual Fridays! Big congrats to you! And I LOVE this card - brilliant solution for the road. I must get my hands on this set!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOVE that city scene! SO FUN! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge;)

Lisa A. said...

Love your city scapes...saw these stamps recently...LOVE how you have used them:)!! Great colors, too:)!!
The orange card is perfect!!

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