Thursday, March 14, 2013

Happy Birthday, Sunshine!

I know I said I'm only working on top secret projects this week, but then I wanted to make a special birthday card fro my hubby's grandmother. So I made this happy sunny little card, and I even MAILED it...if you know me, that's a huge win!
Inspired by the Moxie Fab Emphasize the Negative Space Challenge, I used the upcoming April SOTM to create a pop up negative space center for my sunshine. Then I detailed the sunshine and that drop down center with my favorite Gelly Roll Clear Star pen, which add a subtle shimmer that works nicely over any color. I wish you could see how the shimmer catches the light in real life - be still my heart! This paper is from the Tommy paper line, which I must admit was not my favorite on first glance, not being a nautical girl in general...but how stinkin' cute is this pinwheel paper? 

I was also inspired by this week's adorable Muse Card Club #8 Challenge. Of course, I used a sun instead of flowers, and added a super fluffy bow made from Seam Binding and Baker's Twine. I used to be intimidated by a nice layered bow - how do you manage all those layers? Bu now I know that you don't have to tie them all up together, they just have to look tied together. My favorite friend Liquid Glass to the rescue! That sunny bright baker's twine is Marigold from the Twinery (Thanks, Christine!!). Aaaaand that rhinestone button is retired from the Bling Assortment...but Grammy is important enough to score one of my hoarded rhinestones for sure!
I stamped the large sunshine center image inside my card and layered on a sentiment from one of the Cricut coordinating stamp sets...with a last bit of Stardust gel pen in the sentiment and "stitching". I'm linking this project up to the Heart 2 Heart Spring Forward challenge. I might need to make another just so I can feel some sunshine love shining on me while I craft here in not-so-sunny Oregon.

Happy birthday, Grammy - we miss you bunches!

22 comments:

lostinpaper said...

What a cheerful fun design, I know that she will just love it!

Deborah Frings said...

Such a bright and cheerful card - it's just lovely!

Quip1320 said...

This is stunning! I love the negative space just as much as the rest and the whole card just makes you feel warm inside!

Katy said...

LOVE this card, Wendy! It's so bright and cheery!

Design Originals by KC said...

Love your sunshiney card! Your grandma is very lucky to get snail mail! lol Kathi

landerson213 said...

I LOVE how you turned the negative die cut into a sunshine. And that bling on the bow with ribbon and twine is beautiful! Great card! :)

Lauren
http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

Neets B said...

So striking, what a fab design

Becca Whitham said...

Really fun and cheerful!

Kigz said...

FUNshine in this one! I love the colors and your gorgeous design of the sun using negative space. Almost added Tommy to my list just for the pinwheel paper. ;)

Lyndal said...

Fabulously sunny card Wendy - LOVE it :)

Kate said...

Oh i love this , it really stands out in the gallery fab colours and fab card :)
Kate xx

mypapercraftworld said...

Can't help but smile at this, it's so happy and fun ... love that amazing bling! Anita (in France) :)

Tanis Scott said...

Too cute. Love how "spring-y" this card is.

Sarah Gray said...

I love this sunny card - great use of the negative space! It looks so bright and happy :)

Julia Aston said...

I can feel that warm sunshine right through my computer screen! Great take on the sketch - love the papers you used and that great sun!

Lori said...

So bright and cheery! Love the sparkle of the rhinestone button, too.

Greta said...

I really love your card & know it will be so appreciated!

Lisa Lara said...

Beautiful! Love your Muse card!

Janelle said...

What a sunny fun card! Great work and love the stamping.

Lyndal said...

HUGE Congrats on your MUSE HM Wendy :) :) :)

Cath said...

Hey Wendy! Thanks for linking this up to the Emphasize the Negative Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Carol Labuski said...

So bright and cheery! Love it! Thanks for playing along with H2H!

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