Monday, July 26, 2010

Happy Days

I made this card ages ago but it had a hot air balloon where the car is now. I coloured it with orange, yellow and green Copics and I really didn't like how it turned out. Even though orange is one of my favourite colours, it just looked too orange. I tried another balloon and even two balloons but it never looked right so I finally replaced it with a car.

I love how the sun from Up, Up and Away stamps on to the large circles from Side One of the Sunshine impression plate. Even though it wasn't perfectly centred it looks so cool! The circles even help the rays shine toward the car. ;) I stamped the little flower from Up, Up and Away in the window of the car to keep it looking from too boring. I did this partly because I didn't feel like cutting out the window which I've done in the past when using Enjoy the Ride. The flower, license plate and dotted line below the main sentiment are all in green to make this a citrus-coloured card. Three fun staples (which I flattened so they don't punch holes through the card when mailed) finish up the card.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you're all having a great start to the week. :)

Sources: AC textured orange and yellow cardstock; GinaK 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; SU Kraft cardstock; PTI Up, Up and Away; PTI Enjoy the Ride; PTI Top Ten; SU Summer Sun and Garden Green inks; Vivid ButterScotch ink; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Fiskars Apron Lace border punch; Fiskars Nostalgia corner edger; PTI Sunshine impression plate; PTI Enjoy the Ride die; QuicKutz Epic Six; Glue Dots pop up relief; stapler and staples

8 comments:

Angela said...

I love the sun-car combo, which makes me kinda glad your original idea didn't work out ;)
Thanks for your kind comments, too -- Marty's doing better so far, and I have a layout featuring her to post later. She says hi.

Sally Watkins said...

Love the yellow bug and the texture from the embossed background. Thanks for visiting Asleep on the Couch a few days back. I hope you will stop by again.

mustavcoffee said...

Great card Emily, love the background texture a very good combination:)
Hope your little feline friend is feeling a bit better:) xx

Meg said...

What a fun summer card! I love the "citrus" color scheme. The embossed sun looks awesome! :)

Lindsey said...

You're right, Emily... the sun is perfect on that embossed background! Great card. The flower on (in?) the card is kinda groovy, too. :P

Lynn said...

very fun card...love it!

Wendy said...

This is super cute! Love the sun in the corner!

Jessy said...

Awesome card. LOVE it all!!