Welcome! Today I am posting for my sweet and oh-so-talented friend Kim at Paper Smooches. Paper Smooches is showing off their CHA release during the month of January. Thirty-seven designers are participating along with the PS DT, so there will be a ton for projects to inspire you this month. Paper Smooches is best known for fun and whimsical hand-drawn stamps, but they are branching out to include dies and wood mount stamps as well.
My card uses NEW PS product that releases on February 1, 2013 at www.papersmoochesstamps.com along with many retail stores around the globe. Looking for more PS? You will find a new blog link (or two) to follow every day in January at the PS Blog.
Paper Smooches is giving away $500. Worth of product! Hidden on FIVE of the participating blogs is a prize package worth $100. each. The prize includes a variety of stamp sets, wood mounts and dies. Comment on as many blogs as you can to increase your chances to be one of the five winners. (If you have questions about the giveaway, please contact Paper Smooches.)
Deadline is January 30 – winners will be announced on the PS Blogon January 31.
My card today showcases the Sports Car and Congrats 1 wood-mounted rubber stamps from Paper Smooches (available February 1). Even though I had a car stamp, it had that funky vibe that begged to be made into a girlfriend card and paper pieced! Paper is from a 6" x 6" Pebbles Sunny Side paper pad. I airbrushed the background with a cloud stencil that I hand cut, and with my Copic BG02 and BG23 markers and airbrush system. I used a Spellbinders A-2 Matting Basics A die template to cut, emboss, and mask for airbrushing.
I used more paper from the same collection to tie the inside together with the outside. The sentiment is stamped in PTI's Raspberry Fizz ink.
I'm not sure how well you can see it, but I stamped the car first on cardstock and colored the windshield, hub caps, and chrome with gray Copic markers before coating them with Ranger Glossy Accents. For the headlights and taillights, I used a glue pen and fine glitter. I re-stamped the car on patterned paper and trimmed it closely, cutting out the headlight and taillight holes as well as the chrome, then glued the patterned piece on top of the cardstock car.
That's it for today's card--thanks for visiting, and don't forget to check out the Paper Smooches blog!
In the spirit of full disclosure, I currently work as a freelance designer in some capacity for the following companies: Imagination International, Inc. (Copic Markers), JustRite Papercraft, and Spellbinders Paper Arts. While I am compensated by these companies, either monetarily or in product, I maintain the freedom as an independent designer to say what I truly think of their products. I will never recommend something that I don't personally use and enjoy.