[3.15.2015] paper smooches sparks

Anything Goes

{5.29.2012} hugs

Check it out… anything goes this week in the SPARKS challenge from Paper Smooches.

Anything Goes PSS

dahlhouse designs | 3.15.2015 thanks
stamps: pretty phrases; dies: thanks word

Sometimes the simplest cards are the prettiest. I started out with the watercolored background using Distress Inks and let it dry completely.  While it dried, I die cut the “thanks” three times out of white cardstock and then once from gold cardstock.  Then, I stacked and glued them together.  I hit my watercolored piece with some heat to make sure it was completely dry and then white embossed the sentiment.  Stray embossing powder will stick to any bit of moisture, so I wanted to be sure it was completely dry.  Then, I just assembled everything together.  I love this layout, it would be fabulous for a gift set and easy to mass produce.

I’m going to tell you a secret, I do not like yellow gold.  I’m a silver and white gold person.  I’ve avoided the whole gold craze in card making for the longest time and then March happened and I caved.  Ha.  I admit it, gold is soooo pretty and I’m using it on everything.  So be warned, you’ll be seeing a lot of gold happening.

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  1. Teresa

    Very nice and SEE? It (using gold), didn’t hurt a bit! LOL

  2. Lindsey

    Definitely very pretty! Perfect watercolour background. The pop of gold is great!

  3. lostinpaper

    this really is so so pretty Lisa, that gold really makes me smile!

  4. savannahland2

    GOOOOOOOOORGEOUS, Lisa! This is a simple card but it has so much detail— love the background paper and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the watercoloring! FAB x100000000! YOU ROCK <3

  5. Linda

    I love your thank you! That is so pretty!!

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