Sunday, March 6, 2016

Bright, Happy Colors for This Dreary Day

For this first card, I used sponge daubers and Distress Inks to create a rainbow sentiment.  I spattered the yellow in the background for a bit more interest and because I love gray and yellow.  The striped background paper is SU too but not currently available.  If you see something you like at SU, you need to snap that stuff up before it's gone--whew!  I noticed that the DP had a silver shimmer so I used silver embossing powder on the sentiment on the side and mounted the panel on gray cardstock.

I'm entering this in the Friday Mashup! #244

The Details:  Stampin' Up Sale-a-Bration Botanicals for You, Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Wilted Violet, Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mermaid Lagoon, Bazzill Fig Swirl cardstock, Recollections 110lb white cardstock and silver embossing powder, Versamark, Simon Says stitched rectangle dies, Pretty Pink Posh 4mm clear sequins
For this card I stamped the flowers randomly then colored them with Prismacolor pencils.  The blender pencil saved my sanity.  I colored up an extra flower and popped it up.  The sentiment is also popped up and embossed.  I used a Sakura Glaze pen on the sprigs to create shiny raised dots on the berries.  Love the texture and shine.

I'm entering this one in Shopping Our Stash #241 White Out (no white paper), TIME OUT #51 Easter/Spring, Simon Says Wednesday Touchy Feely

The Details:  Stampin' Up Rose Wonder, Sale-a-Bration Botanicals for You, Waltzing Mouse stitched scalloped rectangle die, Prismacolor Premier colored pencils, Koh-I-Noor blender pencil, Versamark, Stampendous Detail Fine black embossing powder, Memento Tuxedo Black

Less than a week until the SU party--yippee!  It will be so fun to see my gal pals.  In the meantime, consider hopping over to Tonya's site to pick up some goodies and use the code 9HZBDHKP which you enter in a new field under the special offers section of the online order shopping bag.


  1. Fab job on both cards, love the bright colours in the first card and that silver design paper and the pretty colours on the second card.
    Thanks for sharing and for playing along with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew this week for our "White Out" challenge!

  2. both of these are gorgeous (obviously!) but i'm bound to say the 2nd is my fave b/c prismas on kraft are always fab... plus it's a great take on the "white out" idea! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! ♥

  3. Such gorgeous cards
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  4. Two fantastic cards Toni. LOVE that rainbow large sentiment with the splatters. You're right, yellow and gray are awesome together. xx

  5. Fun rainbow stamping! I love it. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  6. Love your card, the bold colors are great! Thanks for playing along at the Friday Mashup! ~amy

  7. Fabulous cards! Thank you for joining us over at Friday Mashup.

  8. Such a fun background. Love all the bright colors. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!


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