Saturday, February 27, 2016

Big Rainbow Blended Smiles

Hi, it's Maureen here with a happy little card for you on this Saturday morning. The new Happy Birds stamp set definitely puts a big smile on my face. What about you?

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Happy Birds , Festive Greetings// Inks: Black // Dies: Sunshine Layers Die, Love Showers Die // Cardstock: White, Black

I'm a big fan of the clean and graphic look.  I love to contrast black and white with pops of color, like I've done here. I started by die cutting a piece of white card stock using the Sunshine Layers die. Then I blended Distress Inks over it to make a bright background. Knowing that the rest of my card would be all black and white, I really wanted this background to pop. I stamped the sentiment and images and then die cut them and added them to the panel with foam tape. Before finishing the card, I used a Copic Multiliner pen to draw stitch lines around the focal panel. This simple technique helped to bring the whole design together.

I almost forgot to mention this little detail...I wanted my bird to look like he was flying or jumping for joy, so I flipped through my WPlus9 stamp set and found this stamp from the Festive Greetings stamp set. I think it's perfect !

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a happy day!

13 comments:

  1. how sweet! LOVE the colors and the contrast of the images...perfect.

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  2. The background is really awesome!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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  3. Such a sweet card! Love the colors and the contrast of the images!

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  4. This is SO cute and happy! Love the pops of black and white with those happy colors.

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  5. Gorgeous! Would love to know which Distress Inks you used...they look so good together.

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  6. What a great background! Very cute!

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  7. Awesome background! So cute!

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  8. Hi Mo ~ These birds are adorable and you background is AMAZING! I'm always impressed by your use of Distress Inks (and like you, I'm not an alcohol marker person!!). Thanks for sharing!

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  9. So sweet and fun! I love the look of the bright and cheerful background!

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  10. Love this stamp set and I love how you featured it today. So cute.

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  11. Very beautiful and unusual card! Love the graphic look of the bird and clouds against the colorful background! Kudos!

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