Hi Everyone. Happy Monday. I hope you all had a great weekend and are staying much warmer! :-)
Instead of the other Paper Players card I made for the challenge this week, I decided to share with you the card that I made for the Unscripted Sketches challenge.
The minute I saw the sketch, I knew what I was going to do for it! It called out my name to use a neglected stamp set from MFT called Umbrella as well as my poor SU Cloudy Day embossing folder. This sketch, the embossing folder and the sentiment seemed like a match made in heaven.
Here's my take on the sketch:
I don't know why it's coming across blurred! I promise it's not :-)
I created the rainbow from Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Marina Mist, Island Indigo and Night of Navy card stock. I cut each piece to 1/2" wide and adhered them onto a spare piece of Whisper White card stock. That allowed me to get the straight and cut them to the size I wanted after they were adhered.
I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White card stock and adhered it over the rainbow. The rainbow was then adhered to the Cloudy Day card base using dimensionals. Of course, I then had to do the inside!
I really wanted to make the inside bright and cheerful and Daffodil Delight certainly is bright and cheerful! I carried the rainbow theme across to the inside via the hearts. Each heart was individually colored using the same color inks as I had used on the cardstock for the outside. I added a little sparkle on the inside by using a gel roller over the hearts to give just a little spot of bling. I was really pleased with the card and like how all the elements tie together.
I know the team at Unscripted Sketches would love you to play along, and you really should check out the great inspiration cards they have for you.
On a personal note:
Another long day at the office, but at least the sun was shining and I had some good company. Charlie, my little shadow is generally never very far from me. I have a chair in the office that is "his" chair. I caught him soaking up the rays this afternoon.
I have no idea how that was comfortable.... but he certainly was!
Now.... how about a little blog candy to kick off the new year? As my regular blog readers will know, Lou and I were away for New Year. We took a little trip.
The first person to correctly identify this particular landmark will win some Stampin' Up! blog candy. A little grab bag of goodies. Now, why am I offering up blog candy? Well, that's because it gives me a way to say thank you Friday at 1/17 7pm CST to all of my regular blog readers and commenters. :-) You have until to leave a comment on this post and I will pull out the names of the blog-landers who correctly identified this landmark. I will then put the names into a hat and have my wonderful helper draw a name.
So, where on earth was Jaydee when she took this photograph but, more importantly, what's the building in the distance?
I hope you will have some fun and play along!
Thank you to all of you who left comments or sent me emails hoping for a speedy recovery. I must admit I am feeling so much better and just waiting to shrug off the residual cough that still seems to be plaguing me. That's the problem with getting on a plane at this time of year; lots of people in a very confined space and you are guaranteed that many of them have some sort of bug!
Colleen... you asked me what stamp set the leaves are from on this card. It's from a Papertrey Ink set and I need to go down to the my craft room and check out the name for you. I promise I will tell you in the post tomorrow night.
As always, thank you so much for your visit - and your comments. I'll be back with another card tomorrow. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
- Stamp: Umbrella (MFT)
- Card stock: Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Marina Mist, Island Indigo, Night of Navy, Whisper White (SU). Card base: 120# Gina K
- Tools: Cloud Day Embossing Folder (SU