"If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow,
Why, oh, why, can't I?"
Here I have a "happy little bluebird" flying beyond the rainbow as the focal image of the card. When I saw the challenge sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch #166, I thought it was just right to combine with the whimsical theme challenge at Sunday Stamps #123, which reminded me of the lyrics to begin with.
The digital image of a tiny boy on a bird was downloaded from A Day for Daisies, resized, printed, colored and fussy cut. The clouds were die cut. The rainbow was made by cutting a stencil to add each stripe of color and sponging ink onto white cardstock. The rainbow was then trimmed to fit the card up to the image. All elements except for the sentiment, were popped up with foam tape for dimension and adhered to the blue panel. This was all adhered to a card base. The inside of the card was decorated with die cut clouds from blue cardstock.
Visit the CTS166 and SSC123 blogs for challenge fun!
Techniques: Stamping, sponging, coloring, die cutting, fussy cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: "Simply Wonderful" (sentiment); A Day for Daisies "Bird in Flight"
Inks: Wisteria Wonder, Not Quite Navy, Gumball Green, Daffodil delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Sky
Die: Reverse Confetti (clouds)
Misc.: SU! Dimensionals