A bit of sunshine

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Today, I'm sharing a card that I made yesterday-- I was in need of a bit of sunshine after a difficult day and this card just about did the trick. I made it for two challenges: this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: layered embossing and for a new challenge called Muse-- it's for their first challenge.

So, I was inspired by Amy's card (for the Muse Challenge) to include sunny yellow flowers on a white background. I diecut my Notched flowers dies  and stamped, using my PTI Funky Florals set, the inside stamen in versamark and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I stamped the petals in versamark and heat embossed them in clear embossing powder. I diecut my leaves using a turning a new leaf die and stamped them with versamark, using PTI's new Embroidered Blooms.


I stamped the sentiment from Embroidered Blooms and then ran the white cardstock through my Big Shot with my Simple Stripes IP from PTI. I layered this on some lemon tart cardstock & added some stitching before adding my blooms and leaves.

Thanks for looking!

29 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Leigh your card is just beautiful and I hope that today is full of sunshine for you! :)

Ted said...

Leigh, this CAS card IS very cheerful and fresh! :) Love the composition you chose. :)

Linda Nicholson said...

This is so pretty Leigh! I think that your card is the first one that I have seen that is making me regret not being able to get the free Funky Florals set. Love the yellow, white and green. Sure to bring sunshine to anyone's day.

Linda

Meg said...

This is just such a happy card - I love it.

craftmates said...

love this bright and cheerful card. - Irma

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Lovely card Leigh. I hope your card helped cheer you up and you've had a better day today!

Deepti said...

I love the simplicity of your card :)

CraftawayStudios said...

Amazing card! I just love the colors...so bright and cheerful! Really nicely done!

Gillian said...

Very pretty card. Looks lovely with the bright yellow flowers

Marcia said...

What a bright and cheery card...love it! :0)

Jackie said...

Hope you're having a better day today Leigh. Your card is so beautiful, it makes me smile. I hope it made you smile too! :)

Neets B said...

This is lovely, I love the background and such happy colours too :)

LINDA M said...

What a lovely birthday card!
Love the colors you used.

Kara said...

bright and sunny!!

Joyce said...

So pretty. I hope it cheered you up!

Tonya Jastad said...

Love the card and that yellow is very bright and cheery!

victoria h said...

Beautiful card - love those yellow embossed flowers.

Elena said...

So bright and happy!

Tara Elias said...

Lovely! Hope yesterday was better... :)

Kathryn A said...

Very warm and sunny! Love it!!

Jen said...

so clean fresh...i LOVE it!!

Carolanne said...

This is just beautiful! Now I have Spring fever!!! :-)

Terri E. said...

I am digging the embossed stripe background. Great job with the Muse challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Amy Kolling said...

Leigh, your notched flowers look amazing done in LT and embossed. So so pretty! Your perfectly straight stitching frames everything so well! Hugs! :)

Scrapaddict said...

The embossing, stitching, flowers, leaves all perfection!

Deanna Jean said...

Such a bright and happy card. Love the embossed centers.

Inkyfingers said...

This is such a pretty, sunny card and I love the striped background. Great embossing.

Bonnie said...

This is such a happy Happy Birthday card, Leigh! Sweet flowers!

Suzanne said...

Leigh, I really love the look of that impression plate, and I love how you used mostly blue on you card background. Those flowers look perfect too!

 
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