Daily Archives: September 20, 2015

Paper Smooches-Anything Goes Challenge

There is something about the uncomplicated light hearted designs of Paper Smooches that gets my creativity flowing.  Often, I start out thinking that I will do one thing or use a certain stamp and suddenly an idea occurs to me (wish this would happen to me occasionally in the non-crafting part of my life) and I am off in another direction.  Today was just such a day.  I started out wanting to use The Wise Dies Easel Die to make a simple card for the challenge.  When I went to reach for the die, I grabbed the Great Chemistry stamp set instead.  That got me to thinking that I could use the easel as a blackboard and write formulas on it.  Then I started thinking about what to do for the background and that brought me to think about watercolouring a background since I am taking the Watercolour 2 Online Card Class on Monday.  This card would then suit two purposes.  Now of course, it is no longer a simple card with an “explosion” watercolour background, layering, copic colouring and dimensional embellishing, but it was so much fun to make!



Supplies:  Paper Smooches Great Chemistry stamp set, Paper Smooches Wise Die Easel, Tim Holtz Distress ink refills Hickory Smoke, Recollections white embossing powder,  DCWV All Chalked Up cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic markers, Pico Embellisher in Clear and Black, Scor tape, My Mind’s Eye card base.

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