A Brand New Day

Hey everyone! For today's card I had sunrises on the brain. The other day I was talking to my MIL about this High-Def show on PBS that shows sunrises across the planet. Apparently it's about 2 hours long, with no music and just sunrise after sunrise. MIL thought it would get a little boring, but I thought it would be the perfect way for a night owl like me to actually get to start the day (whenever that may be) with a sunrise. I could totally see myself just watching 15 minutes of sunrise a day from the comfort of my couch!

Anyway, this morning when I saw the Ways to Use It Challenge on SCS was to use birds, I totally though I needed to do a sunrise card with the You make each day feel brand-new sentiment from All About You. So I started by stamping Mr. Birdy from Anniversary Birds on white cardstock and then using eclipse tape to mask him. (This turned out to be a completely irrelevant step once I decided to pop the bird up, but oh well!) Next I stamped the bamboo leaf from Asian Flair randomly around his feet in Wild Wasabi and then colored in some ground with a Sand Copic marker. Then I got my trusty old brayer out and brayered the page with Barely Banana, then So Saffron and then sponged Pumpkin Pie around the edges. When I peeled off the mask, I realized I now had white space in between all of the tail feathers where the mask had been. I attempted to color it in with a Teal marker, but let's just say it got messy! LOL! So I decided to give Mr. Birdy a little dimension and stamped him again, colored him with Copics and then trimmed out just his body and tail feathers and popped up on dimensionals. I'm not much of a scene stamper, so I'm pretty proud of this little piece.

The teal{ish} layer is from the Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine pad. Both panels are matted with black and then I stamped the bamboo leaf randomly around the edges of a wild wasabi square for the main background. Next I cut and embossed a tag with Nestabilities dies, stamped the sentiment from All About You in black and then added some pewter hardware and a black grosgrain ribbon. I finished off by sponging the edges of a 4.5" square so saffron card base with Pumpkin Pie to mirror my faux sunrise.

Okay, that's it on the stamping front from me, but wait there's more....

HAPPY MAIL! :) I received this super adorable Blogger RAK from Leanne of Leanne:{all natural}. I just love these warm cheery colors and the image is so lovely. Leanne's note was so sweet and totally brightened my day! Thanks so much Leanne!

14 comments

  1. Your sunrise is gorgeous! I love it!

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  2. WOW Julee, LOVE the surise of colors. Beautiful card and layout.

    Hope you are enjoying your day, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment!

    Jennifer :)

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  3. Wonderful card. That birdie is adorable.

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  4. How pretty! You encourage me to try and mix up my colors more. ;-)

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  5. I love sunrises and this card captures it perfectly. Gorgeous!!

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  6. Love the use of Asian Flair as the grass around Mr. Birdy's feet...too cute!!

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  7. I'm not sure if the comment I left worked. . .it just disappeared! Anyway, I just LOVE the card, it's gorgeous! And my mom uses Sunrise Earth to "calm" my nephews when she watches them! They just sit there in a trance and watch it and end up falling asleep! LOL

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  8. Fabulous card Julee! I love the scene you created with these stamps! Love the colours too.

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  9. Fabulous card! Love the birdie and teal color! Your RAK is adorable too, how sweet! Deb

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  10. Gorgeous card Julee! Love the colors/contrast that you used. Our HDtv is set to come on to sunrise Earth :)

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  11. Beautiful Cards..
    Lovin' the colors!
    TFS

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  12. Wonderful sunrise Julee! Your card is so warm!

    Lucky girl to get such a stunner from LeAnne as well!

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  13. great sun rise colours!! great cards!! everyone seems to be crafting to music these days ,i just get disney background music ,while lewis watches tv!! (not quite the same!)
    have a great weekend
    vanessa xx

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  14. I love this card!
    And what a great plan- a sunrise when YOU get up!

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