Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy Everything

Kim is sharing this card on the Paper Smooches Blog today. It features a sentiment from Simply Said surrounded by four small images from Get Outta Town. I broke out my new postage stamp nesties for the first time to make the indigo base for this card. The white panel is a separate layer tilted off the base. Then I sponged the ocean and stamped the waves by turning the bird stamp upside down. The sunset or sunrise as a post mark ties into the shape and scene of this card. I added the airplane to add movement and the sentiment was stamped last. I love this big sentiment because it makes the card and also because it means I could give this card to a friend for any reason!

Isn't the April release amazing? I hope you're having loads of fun with your new Paper Smooches stamps. :) I just wanted to remind you that there are two exciting things happening at Paper Smooches right now that you might want to check out: (1) May Guest Designer Search and (2) Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Design Team Call. Best of luck to all who apply!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; SU Island Indigo cardstock; Paper Smooches Simply Said & Get Outta Town; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Tim Holtz for Ranger Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Fired Brick, Tumbled Glass & Broken China distress inks; Spellbinders Nestabilities Postage Stamps

42 comments:

Jocelyn Olson said...

Wow, Emily! The sentiment DOES make the card (and the cute little airplane, too!). The ocean is fabulous. I love your new Nesties, too--perfect for the rest of the card :)

Milliesmarvels said...

This is a fabulous card!
Jane
x

Creations by Shirl said...

love that it really looks like a postage stamp... love that new die, and that cute airplane....

Marit said...

Great card Emily, love that sentiment, and that postage stamp shape is really cool!

Bumblebee said...

wow, love this card, and such a small thing like twisting the frame adds so much!

Eline Jansens said...

Wow, I love this postage stamp nestie! didn't see this one yet here in Antwerp (Belgium).

Living in the USA has to be a BLAST 8-D Soooo many things to buy over there!

Keep up the good work!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, wauw, I love it!! Makes me want to get in that plane and fly off to a sunny place right now!! It has been cold and rainy here for two whole days and I would like some sun!!! Love this card!!
Hugs, Wendy

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

WOW!!! This is absolutely FABULOUS!!! LOVE your design - as always!

Hope you had a wonderful Easter, hugs, Karin

Dawn's Craft Place said...

The colors are wonderful on this design
So cute

Jingle said...

This is so cute! Love it!

missstamper said...

Beautiful! I love the postage stamp edge on the card!

joy said...

Love that big sentiment and the postage stamp dies! Great card, Emily!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh the postage die is fun!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the postage stamp die, and that you kind of made it look like it was mail too with that postmark in the corner. Cute!

Cornelie said...

I really like the postage die!! Want it too!!! Great!!
Beautiful how you created the background, and finished it with the plane and sentiment! Great!!
Bye Cornelie

onecraftymama said...

Postage stamp nesties? *covet*
I love all the teeny details that just MAKE this card - the sentiment is fabulous, and the waves, and the clever postmark! Awesome :)

Chunyuan said...

LOVE you stamp. The use of postage die is so clever. love the waves and distress.

Shauna K said...

oh my goodness LOVE this!!! such a fun "summer" feel to the card (I think it's the ocean and bright colors!) and love the offset stamps- genius!

btenn said...

You're right - the sentiment does make the card! A beautiful card with a great feel to it - water, sun, airplane...it all came together beautifully :).

Dana Nelson said...

This is so cool!

walchowDesign said...

Love this postage card and how you created the waves!

donna mikasa said...

Such a fab card--perfect Nesties shape, too!

Lindsey said...

Sweet! The big postage stamp shape works perfectly for the scene it frames. Nice job on the sponging, too!

Lynn said...

Love every last detail on this card Emily!!

Glenda J said...

OMG - I flippin' love this! WOW!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOVE this! LOVE your creative thinking! ALways ALWAYS amazed!

yyam said...

Goodness! This is brilliant! Love the postage nesties and the awesome stamping! *sigh* If I can stamp like you, I will have no need for patterned papers..

Karen B. said...

Cool and graphic! Love the shaped design too.

Bethany said...

Wow-I love your card Emily! Very, very creative :) Have a nice day :)

Jen W. said...

This rocks!!!! Love the colours and the offset panel. Such a happy card. :)

Lisa Arana said...

amazing. i love the offset panel and how you created your waves. pure genius.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love this card! Just saw you made honorable mention on the PaperCrafts Stamping Royalty contest! Way to go!! So happy for you!

Karen said...

LOve it, love it, love it!!
You are amazing GF...

Sarale said...

Hey Emily!

Thanks very much! The first layout is from Mija Comstad, the second one is my layout and a lift from Mij :)

LG,

Tanja

Kary said...

Hi Emily! This is such a cool card!! I just love the holiday feel to it. Makes me happy ;) Have a great day!! {hugs}

Annette said...

wow Emily...what an amazing design...I love that plane and how you created the water scene...so awesome

Beebeebabs said...

Great card soooo cute and creative!!!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

OMYGOODNESS - I saw this card earlier today, but didn't have time to even see who made it - I LOVE IT!!!! I just placed my first PS order a few days ago, I can't wait to get them!

alexandra s.m. said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Emily!!

Anita Recksiedler said...

I love how you stacked these dies together! Fabulous! And so love the inking!!!! :> It doesn't even look stamped how perfect it is!

Jennifer said...

LOVE the sentiment and font!!! Super CUTE!!! (=

Brenda said...

Love how you decided not to align those two die cuts, what a really neat effect on an already stunning design!