Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy Day

Today's "Free for All" challenge (F4A103) from Splitcoaststampers is Rainbows.  I made a card mostly of die-cuts ... just the background sky is sponged and the sentiment is stamped.  Hope you like.

"Happy Day"

Stamps:  Daisy Thanks (sentiment) - Stampendous
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Wild Wasabi polka-dot DP (SU!)
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Nestabilities Classic Ovals die-cuts (Spellbinders), Clouds die-cuts (Memory Box), Grass die-cut (Cheery Lynn), sponges, adhesives, Tombow glue, sticky strips, and dimensionals

I made a template for sponging the background sky by cutting a long scrap of paper with randomly sized scallops.  I placed the template on my card front and sponged Tempting Turquoise ink along the scallops.  I moved the template down and angled it and kept sponging until I reached the bottom of the page.

I used the largest oval die-cut and cut out a piece of each of the colors for the rainbow.  I mounted them one on top of the other, ending with the thin piece of Pacific Point blue.  I used Tombow glue to hold all the strips together.

I cut out two ovals from the Wild Wasabi polka-dot DP and sponged Wild Wasabi and then Garden Green along the top edge.

I dry-fit the "hills" and the rainbow to get the best placement and then secured the rainbow onto the card front with sticky strips.  I placed the first oval on the right side, making sure the edge of the rainbow was underneath.  I secured the "hill" with sticky strips and then cut off the excess oval at the side and bottom.  I mounted the second "hill" with sticky strips and cut off the excess oval at the right side and bottom.
I stamped the sentiment in Wild Wasabi ink.

I cut out two large clouds and sponged Tempting Turquoise ink around the edges.  I mounted them onto the front of the card, popping them up with dimensionals.

I had to share a picture of my mom wearing the scarf I knit her for her birthday.  She just turned 83 ... isn't she beautiful!!  We had a wonderful celebration with our family on Wednesday evening ... great food, great conversation, lots of laughs and lots of love!  Happy Birthday Mom!

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