Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wishing you sunny days

I'm ridiculously excited!  I won a prize for one of the Anni-VERVE-sary challenges, specifically the butterfly thanks card I made for the CAS challenge.  Some new Verve is on its way to me as I type and I can't wait to get that package!  So cool!

I'm finally getting around to this month's SFYTT sketch challenge.  (with only two days to spare - lol)  Verve Stamps is the sponsor, so you get another card using their stamps!  :)  I've had the Up, Up and Away set for ages, but this is the first time I've actually used it.  Gasp!  It's the darlingest set, especially paired with Let It Shine, as I did for my card.  (yes, I know that's not really a word, but it fits perfectly - so there!)

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I started with a base of Blueberry Sky cardstock and stamped it with a simple background using the matching ink.  For my horizontal panels, I embossed some white cardstock with the D'vine Swirls embossing folder to give the feel of motion and clouds.  I like how it looks!  Then I stamped the Spring Rain panel with some small polka dots in Spring Rain ink, and stamped my sentiment over top.

I stamped and colored one of the balloon images on white cardstock, colored it very simply with Copic markers, sponged around it with both colors of blue ink, and then distressed the edges.  The clouds were shaded slightly with Copics and cut out for dimension.  I stamped the sun on Lemon Tart cardstock and then added some color with Copics before cutting it out as well.

So here's a little wish for sunny days for you.  Remember the sun is always there behind the clouds.  You just can't see it yet.   :)

Stamps:  Up, Up And Away; Let It Shine (Verve); Background Basics: Retro, Polka Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  White, Lemon Tart, Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain (Papertrey Ink)
Copic:  0, C1, B91, B34, B97, Y32, Y35, E55, E57, E59
Misc:  D'vine Swirl embossing folder (Cuttlebug); edge distresser tool 


  1. Hurrah! So fun to win a challenge & get some new goodies! Your card today is just adorable! Love your interpretation of the sketch!

  2. What a fun and cheerful card! Love the embossed background!


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