Have a HAPPY

Happy Thursday!  Today I'm sharing the card I made for this week's color challenge {CC279} over on Splitcoast.  The challenge colors were wild wasabi, cherry cobbler and marina mist and they immediately made me think of the BasicGrey Oliver papers I just got.  I must say I am in LOVE with Cherry Cobbler.  It's the red I've been waiting for my whole stamping life.  *grin*  And although I didn't really care for Wild Wasabi the first time it came around, our re-acquaintance has sparked a little stamping crush for me.  :)  My favorite part of stamping is all the colors I get to play with and surround myself with.  A rainbow of happiness!

The sketch for this card is Mercy's Tuesday Sketch for this week.  I flipped it to be a vertical card and just played around with a couple sets that were sitting on my desk.  First I laid out my papers.  I cut the diamond pattern as a base and then cut the three rectangles of the cherry dots paper, rounded opposing corners on all of them, then pulled out the Janome and stitched a little border around the three cherry rectangles.  So the red didn't get lost in the green, I lightly sanded all the edges, to have some of the white core of the DP show through.  Next I pulled out the frame from Thankful Accents, stamped it in Wild Wasabi, then hand cut and inked with Vintage Photo ink.  For the sentiment, I stamped the have a happy and birthday stamps from the Happy Days set in Cherry Cobbler, then matted the frame on a Marina Mist Blossoms die cut and inked up the edges.  Next I stamped the hibiscus duo from Happy Days, colored with Copics, trimmed, then added a little glitter and diamond glaze mixture to make them super sparkly!  My finishing accents were a couple strips of twill and a trio of pearls in the bottom corner.

Okay, that's all for this fine Thursday.  I hope you have a fabulous day!  Thanks for stopping by!


What's In It?
Stamps: Happy Days, Thankful Accents (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist (SU!), Ivory (Gina K), Oliver (BasicGrey)
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler (SU!), A Muse Black, Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress), Copic markers
Accessories: Twill, pearls, sewing machine, glitter/diamond glaze mixture, round-it-all

7 comments

  1. I just ordered the Oliver paper, I'm in love with it. Your card is just totally wonderful, all the way down to the itty bitty buttons!

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  2. Very pretty indeed. Love that Wild Wasabi - it is one of my favourite colours.

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  3. A striking card and great the way you put it together..I like it..

    pat

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  5. So gorgeous Julee - love those colors!

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  6. Julee!
    I love this the flower:))

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  7. Congratulations Julee on being selected as one of Mercy's Top 5! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week! Smiles, Pam :)There is something very special about this card. I just had to stare at it awhile to fully appreciate it! ;)

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