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!


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

  2. The background is really awesome!

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

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

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

  6. 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!

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

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

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


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