Paper Sweeties March Inspiration Challenge #29 - 'Waiting For Spring'

Sunday, March 1, 2015

It's the first of the month, time for the Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge, and I'm SO excited to share my first post as a member of the Paper Sweeties Design Team! This month's challenge is "Waiting for Spring."


I used Paper Sweeties' newest stamp releases, Pretty Posies and Garden Time for my card.
I stamped the flowers three times for each flower and fussy cut them so I could shape them into 3D flowers, added Diamond Stickles to the edges of each layer, and sequins, from the Sweetheart Mix, to the centers, finally putting a dot of Stickles in the center of each sequin. I stamped the flower pot onto designer paper and drew vertical lines from the curly border to the bottom, then added shading with a gray Copic. For more dimension, I also creased the flower pot along each of those vertical lines, which curved the pot. 3D glue is helping the pot retain it's shape. 
I stamped the flower on the inside of the card, too, and added just a little bit of Copic coloring to the flower and leaves. Magenta Stickles is in the center of the flower.

All that sparkle is for a reason...Paper Sweeties is helping Cupcake Inspirations celebrate their 300th challenge, and the first day's challenge is a Sparkle Challenge. It's hard to see in the photo, but I've not only added sparkle to the flowers, but also to the background. Every single raised dot on the white embossed background sparkles, too! Congratulations Cupcake Inspiration!


Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team for more Spring Inspiration:

Cheryl Lea (you are here)
February Guest Designer:  Donna Baes

Thanks for stopping by, and have a sparkly week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations 300th Challenge Celebration: Sparkle Inspiration
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #113: Anything Goes
Color Throwdown #331
The Paper Players - Laurie's Theme Challenge PP234: Think Spring

~Hugs,

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25 comments :

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG OMG OMG!! This is so BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the design!! Those Glittered Flowers make me HAPPY!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love your sparkly card! I bet it looks even prettier IRL!!!
Love how you layered the flowers!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow!!! LOVING that glitter!!!!!!!!!!!

artful-notions said...

Gorgeous glittery floral arrangement! Love that bg too!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Cheryl, love all the sparkling goodness!! Lovely design! Hope you have an awesome week!

~Tammy~ said...

So very pretty!

Maria said...

Awesome background and love those glittery flowers! Welcome to the team!!!:-)

Jill Norwood said...

Cheryl - Your 3-D flowers are so pretty! And I love the lines and shading you added to the flower pot! Beautiful!!! And all the sparkle is so pretty! Especially on the embossed background! I love this card!!!!! Welcome aboard!!!!!! :)

Nina Dee said...

HI Cheryl! What a lovely sparkly card! Those layered flowers are so pretty! Thanks so much for joining in the fun for the Cupcakes Inspirations 300th Challenge Celebration! We're so glad that Paper Sweeties could be a part of the celebration :)

Debbie said...

Wow, Cheryl, this is so pretty ... I'm in love with the texture and SPARKLE! Welcome, officially, to the Paper Sweeties DT family -- so happy to have you and your talent on board!

Eva Ng said...

Lovely card, Cheryl. Love the glitters around the flower. Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations 300th Challenge. - Eva -

Sandy said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at our 300th Challenge week over at Cupcake Inspirations.
Sandy, DT Sweetie

Indy said...

Love all the sparkles and those gorgeous colors! Fabulous card! Thank you so much for joining us for our 300th challenge! I hope you will join our other upcoming celebration challenges!
Hugs, Debbie, DT Sweetie!

Leslie Miller said...

This is so darling and fresh and sweet, Cheryl! The perfect little flower for layering. Love the cute flower pot and all the embossed white space. Great first post for Paper Sweeties!

Deb said...

I love dimensional cards! This one really pops...beautiful.

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Donna K said...

Lovely cards Cheryl! Those sparkles are just amazing. Thank you for your visit and sweet comment to my blog. Have a happy week! ~Donna K

laurie said...

I love the glitter! Just beautiful.Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!

Jinny Newlin said...

Eeek! I just love all that shimmer and shine, and your embossed background makes me feel like maybe... just maybe, spring is on the horizon. So pretty! And congrats on your new assignment! Woohoo!

Karen Amidon said...

Congratulations, Cheryl! Beautiful first post, love your sparkles!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Cheryl, beautiful! Love the flowers with the sparkly glitter! Congrats on being a Paper Sweetie! Debbie is a sweetheart, you're going to love working with her! Thank you and all the Paper Sweeties for sponsoring our #300th challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love all your texture and dimension you added to the design! Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown this week!

Mynn Kitchen said...

This is SO soft and pretty, Cheryl! I adore all the amazing texture and the gorgeous blooms you created! Sorry I'm late to the party! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card, love the sparkle on the flowers.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Michelle said...

Omg...amazing card! Love the embossing folder you used!!!

JLJ Designs said...

Love the sparkly flowers! Thank you for playing along as a Guest Sweetie for our 300th challenge at Cupcake Inspirations.

Happy Crafting!
Jen (JLJ Designs)
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