Actually managing to post my card for this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!
The PS SPARKS challenge is my favorite card challenge as I just love PS stamps, but it has been a while since I managed to photograph a card in time to put it up for the actual challenge... this week's inspiration is a Cool Shades challenge and the colours are light green, light aqua, orange and red and were labelled 'Thanksgiving', which is happening this weekend in the USA... however I am working on Christmas cards these days so I let the colour inspire a cat oriented Xmas card.
I used two PS stamps sets - Hang Ups & Nine Lives and the Alphawhimsy alphabet dies. I started with a silver card background and an old Quickutz die for the Christmas tree. I cut a few extra layers to make a taller tree and then stamped it randomly with the two tiny pine boughs from Hang Ups set using Versamark ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. For the tree ornaments I used the lantern from Hang Ups which I filled with cat appropriate themes - a little birdy (also from Hang Ups) and a fish, a mouse and a paw print (all from Nine Lives). I also included another cute free standing birdy from the set as I wanted a little more orange on the card. All the 'ornaments' were coloured with Copics, fussycut and then covered with Versamark ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. The 'Have a Purrrfect' sentiment and cat are also from Nine Lives and I cut 'Xmas' using the Alphawhimsy dies. The cat and diecut letters were also coloured using Copics. A little glitter tape that I bought from my sister through CTMH this summer, an old scrap of striped patterned paper (to which I added the orange stripes) and some glossy accents and it was done. A bit hard to photograph with the silver background and embossed elements so I tried to capture some of the details in a second photo... TFL!