Sunday, July 22, 2012

With Gratitude


We've had a rather lazy day today but I made it into the Craft Cave for a couple of hours and managed to finally put together the card I've been thinking about for the colour challenge at Paper Smooches Sparks. When I first saw the new Space Cadet set I thought the rocket flames would make good flames for birthday candles and also lovely flower petals.  (Kim also mentioned these as flower petals in this post).  I finally got around to making a flower with them and for the flower centre I used the porthole from the spaceship.  I love how Paper Smooches stamps are so versatile this way!  I'm also going to enter my card in the Stamp It! Cards Week:  Thank You Challenge at the Moxie Fab World.    


Supplies Used
Cardstock: (Pool Party, Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flames & porthole from Space Cadet, Timber background, Sentiment from Chit Chat) Paper Smooches
Ink:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Pacific Point) Stampin' Up
Gems:  (Bumblebee assortment) Doodlebug
Prismacolour pencils

18 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous Jen, I love the background and that beautiful blue flower.

Brandi said...

This is so bright and cute!

Lynn said...

What a clever idea for the flower petals. I love how Kim gives us ideas to use her stamps in different ways.

Jenny said...

They make really pretty petals too and that woodgrain is just so cool...really makes a great backdrop :0)
Jenny x

kasia c. said...

Hey Jen!
I'm so behind in commenting but You have been totally ROCKING the Paper Smooches GD!!

I love this card too. Those "flames" do look FAB as petal and I love that gentle woodgrain background. :)

Lindsey said...

What a perfect way to use these colours! And awesome flower creation.

Erin said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

So sweet, i love the pops of aqua with the wood ... mmm, this would be good in the kitchen ;)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

This is fantastic, Jen! Love how the flower pops off the card! Hugs xxx

Ardyth said...

This is just stunning! I love the pops of aqua against the sand and that flower is beautiful!

onecraftymama said...

Love it! Genius idea to use the flame for petals, and the woodgrain makes the whole thing pop :)

Maureen Morton said...

You are without a doubt the most creative out-of-box designer ever, Jen! Love how you've used this cute set (my current fav). Great use of the colors, too. Amazing!

Melissa said...

Love the cheerfulness of this thank you card, Jen! How creative to use the rocket flames for a flower too!! :) Amazing how versatile a stamp set can be...

Cath said...

Hey Jen! Thanks for linking this up to the Thank You Card Challenge in Stamp It! Cards Week for the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

lostinpaper said...

Such a clever flame flower! Love this choice of colours too, it's another fab design Jen, you are rocking the smooches GF!

Karen B. said...

That background. With that flower. Are just amazing.

Helen F. said...

Super 'cool' idea with the flower petals :-P

~amy~ said...

LOVE the bloom...super cool...it totally pops!