Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sunny Day

"Sunny Day" was inspired by two challenges: a sketch challenge at Can You Case It? #86 and a color challenge at The Paper Players # 262.

On white cardstock, the flower bucket image was stamped. The tulips were colored with a So Saffron marker then clear embossed to resist the ink when sponging the leaves. The bucket was sponged and touched up with a marker. Clear Wink of Stella was added to the tulips and the image was fussy cut.

The sun was die cut from So Saffron cardstock and lightly sponged with Tangelo Twist. The ledge was die cut from DSP with a scallop border die. The stone wall was dry embossed and randomly sponged with Tangelo Twist and So Saffron.

The sky was sponged with Lost Lagoon ink on white cardstock, using a cloud die as a stencil. Everything was adhered to a card base of Lost Lagoon. The ledge, flower bucket and sun were all backed with craft foam and popped up for dimension. The inside of the card was lined with a piece of white cardstock and decorated with a scalloped strip of matching DSP.

Stop by for a visit and see the beautiful cards at CYCI 86 and PP262!

Techniques: Texture embossing, heat embossing, embossing resist, sponging, stamping, die cutting, coloring
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Flourishes April Showers (tulips), Paper Smooches Blossoming Buds (sentiment)
Inks: Lost Lagoon, So Saffron, Tangelo Twist, Stazon Black
Markers: Lost Lagoon, So Saffron, Tangelo Twist
Cardstock: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, So Saffron
DSP: Scrap from stash
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Borders, sun, Mama Elephant Landscape Trio (used as stencil for clouds), Reverse Confetti (sun)
Misc.: Spellbinders EF, craft foam, Wink of Stella (clear), embossing powder (clear)


  1. I love the scene you created! The flowers look so pretty sitting on the ledge. Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players!

  2. What beautifully coloured flowers and wall - those bricks have so much dimension and are so life-like. Thanks for joining my colour challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  3. Lovely scene you've created on your card! The bricks are so well done. Thanks for playing along at Can You Case It.

  4. Hello Melanie! This card is very sweet. I really love the brick wall! Thanks for joining us at Can You Case It! Dawn

  5. So cute!! LOve, love it!! :) Thanks for joining Can you can it!

  6. so very pretty, super cute glad you played along with can you case it!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  7. So cute Melanie! I love the little brick wall and the bucket of flowers. Perfect for the color scheme! Awesome card. :)