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


  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!

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

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


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  5. So gorgeous Julee - love those colors!

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

  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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