Friday, July 13, 2007

Happy Card

This card I am sharing today was one of "those" cards. You know the ones that you tear your stamping room or area apart making. My stamp room looked like a tornado went through it. And this card took a few days to make with all the drying time in between steps. I made it for the Sketch This 3 week challenge. This is Sketch 2 and it threw me for a loop.

Details, details- I started with chipboard flowers. The large one is SU and the smaller one is MM. I painted both will acrylic paints. The large one in light yellow and the small one in Robins Egg Blue which happens to match my Cool Caribbean base exactly. After they dried I added small oval punches (SU) to each petal of the lg flower punched from scraps of papers by DCWV (Pocket Full of Posies) and Me & My Big Ideas (Chester). I coated the bloom in Crystal Effects sprinkling it with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The smaller flower I doodled a bit with my Signo white gel pen. The button on top has a punched out scrap from the Chester paper ran through the "X", coated with DD and ran through the "X" again and adhered to the button. White embroidery floss is tied in a knot. (Needle threader is an invaluable tool here!!)
My dimensional flower is then attached to my 4 squared background of the same papers. I also made a grid of ribbon. This ribbon was a freebie with my last order from
Ellen Hutson. By the way, Ellen is offering a great sale today. If you haven't ordered from her before you really should! You will love her excellent customer service. Back to the ribbon- it's a double-sided aqua/lime and worked great with my color scheme. Last, but not least I tore a scrap of notebook paper, stamped "Joy" from Small Script and stapled it to my card. I thought this was such a happy card....JOY seemed to fit.
I'm off to offer my face-painting services at hubby's squadron picnic. Should be fun!
Have a great Friday the 13th!


SpAzzGiRL said...

Love this card, the colors and that big flower are awesome! Totally summer, very cool.

Shannon K said...

That card is great. All of the papers goes so well together. I can never do that!! Thanks for the Friday the 13th reminder. I forgot and it explains a lot over here!! Have a great weekend.

Rose Ann said...

What a bright and cheery card! I love all the papers!!

Michelle said...

Oh, what's a lovely card! Thank you for inspiration! and greetings from Poland!

Beth said...

Beautiful! The cheerful colors are great and I love how well the different PP go together!

mum on the run said...

I LOVE this card, all the PP's look great, you've put them together really well