Hello, and happy Friday! I must say I am looking forward to the weekend, although we are supposed to get more snow tomorrow. My daughter's school has already been canceled for Monday and Tuesday so they can clear snow off of the roofs, for fear of them collapsing under the weight. So my crafty time over the next 4 days may be of the more kid-friendly variety, as they are getting cabin fever!
So, today's card seems totally appropriate under the circumstances! This week's challenge at The Color Dare is to use Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, and Basic Black. I decided to create my own sunshine with a fun button from my stash, punched circles, and a homemade stamp. Yep, I said homemade stamp! It's nothing fancy, but I needed a way to stamp the sun's rays, so I cut a triangle out of craft foam and attached it to an acrylic block with double-stick tape. Worked like a charm!
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! (Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight), Papertrey Ink (True Black, white)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Signature Series: Flower)
Ink: Clearsnap (Canary), Inkadinkadoo (Black)
Tools: Papertrey Ink (cloud dies), EK Success (1.25" circle punch), Martha Stewart (1" circle punch)
Accessories: The Twinery (Lemondrop baker's twine), button
Aren't those clouds super cute? My buddy Andrea at Work in Progress used a faux embossing technique recently that I just had to try. I die cut the clouds from Marina Mist cardstock and adhered them to a Marina Mist panel. Love the way that turned out! The perfect finishing touch was a sentiment from PTI's Signature Series: Flower.
Thanks so much for stopping by tonight, and for all of your encouragement. The last couple of weeks have been a little rough, and most days it's been nearly impossible to come up with a decent idea for a card. But your wonderful comments and emails never fail to pick me up, and your blogs are a constant source of inspiration. Thank you for that. You are all appreciated more than you know!
Have a wonderful weekend, friends!