Monday, March 4, 2013

3/4 Pursuit of Happiness, Up, Up & Away, Sycamore street Designer Paper

Good Morning Friends! 

In this busy life we lead, there is ALWAYS a need for a quick and simple card, wouldn't you say? 

The style of this card is CAS or Clean and Simple!  This card is fun, light and airy and will hopefully take you up and away when thinking about your own crafting projects!  :) The measurements are quite simple on this layout.
I started with a 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" whisper white piece of card stock (scored and folded in half at 4 1/4"), and layered some Sycamore Street Designer Paper on top.  The zig zag pattern is cut 5 1/2" x 1", and the polka dots are 5 1/2" x 1 3/4".  Layer them on your card stock and you're ready for a focal point. 

I stamped my image in daffodil colored ink and added the balloon base in rich razzleberry to match the cool designer paper.  I took a marker in the same color and extended the lines by hand. 

Before I stuck the focal point to the card, I inked up the little bird image that comes with Up, Up and Away stamp set.  I stamped it a few times in my panel, and then thought that the birds should really be flying where ever they want to and stamped them outside the boxed frame of my focal point.  {smiles}.

Next, I tied a piece of daffodil seam binding around the card and into a bow.  This ribbon was meant to make it easy to tie bows, I swear!!  It looks so nice when you just "tie your shoes and fluff". 

Here is another close up of my bow, and the pretty birds that are flying wherever they wanted to be.  I also sponged some daffodil ink around my whisper white focal layer to soften it up a little.  I could have used blue, but wanted to stick with the color scheme.  The razzleberry and daffodil really make me smile and remind me of a ray of sunshine.  The quoted stamp comes from Stampin' Up's Pursuit of Happiness Stamp Set. Just like the fabulous quote from Emerson.  "Live in the sunshine" my friends!

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Karen (carefree creations) said...

This is awesome - I love how the birds break all the boxes.

quirks59m said...

Love this color combo - just had to case it a bit in MDS.