Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sunshine & Blue Skies

I've been on a yellow kick lately for birthdays.  And I like mixing the yellow with pale blue / aqua. Winter birthdays can be so blah, I guess I want to send some sunshine and blue skies in the color palette!

Some Details:
  • The beautiful folk art flower is stamped on pale yellow cardstock and embossed in opaque white. To help the white image stand out a bit, I added shadows with yellow marker around areas of the design.  The edges of the cardstock were scalloped and shaded with Wild Honey Distress Ink. I also used Wild Honey DI to lightly shade around the embossed image.  

  • White Glaze pen was used to add dots and faux stitching. I originally had a white button at the center of the bow, but then found this aqua brad from The Girl's Paperie and loved how it added another touch of the aqua, so I made the switch.


Cardstock: Papertrey Ink ‘Aqua Mist’; Stampin’ Up! ‘So Saffron’, ‘Ultrasmooth White’
Pattern Paper: Cosmo Cricket ‘Circa 1934’
Stamps: My Mind’s Eye Stella and Rose Hattie ‘Remember’, Hazel ‘Memories’; SU! ‘Warmest Regards’
Inks: VersaMark; StazOn ‘Timber Brown’; SU! craft ‘More Mustard’; Distress Ink ‘Wild Honey’; Martha Stewart craft marker ‘Daffodil’; Glaze pen ‘White’
Embellishments: Zing embossing powder ‘White’; paper doily; Hug Snug seam binding ‘Ivory’; PTI rustic button twine; pearls; Hobby Lobby trim ‘Mint’; The Girl’s Paperie brad

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig; Wondertape; Glue Dots; foam tape; foam ink blending tool; scallop scissors


  1. Wow this is a gorgeous card. Great tip on the shadowing to bring out the stamp better.

  2. This is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad! :)

  3. Gorgeous! Please check your email. You were contacted a couple days ago about a Design team you applied for. :)

  4. i love the gentle colors; this is a very charming card. thank you for joining the "happy birthday" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

  5. This is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining "Happy Birthday" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.


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