The cheery card you see today was designed using the new Pals Paper Arts sketch (PPA244):
I'll freely admit that when I pulled up the sketch to get creating today's project, I thought "ugh, a star"...I just was not feeling it! And then I was happy to look closer and see that the star reads "any shape"...off the hook for making a project with a star when I was just not up for that! And, just for the record, I feel fine saying all this because I designed this sketch!
With Sale-a-bration about to end, I knew I wanted to create something using one of my favorite Sale-a-bration exclusive items the "A Happy Thing" stamp set. Originally I intended to use the same vertical orientation as the sketch, however as I layer out my pieces on my Daffodil Delight card base, I realized that horizontal worked better so I simply flipped it.
Here are a couple details for this card that I love most:
The bird beak!
After using my Aqua Painter and ink pads to color in the bird, I decided to punch out the image using my 2" circle punch. That meant having to cut off the beak. I stamped and colored another beak and then carefully cut it out and applied it to the base of the original.
After assembling the card and adding the sentiment, I felt like the background was just too stark. I pulled out my Work of Art stamp set and grabbed my Daffodil Delight ink pad and added a few stripes to the card...hopefully you can see the stamped image running behind the "love life" sentiment!
The effect of the stripes is subtle, but I think the stripes are turned an excellent finishing touch!
You'll find my supply list -- less the "A Happy Thing" stamp set (139131 - wood | 139134 - clear) and the "Best Year Ever" accessory pack (138634) as both are Sale-a-bration exclusives! As a reminder, Sale-a-bration ends on March 31!
I'm excited to see how everyone else on the design team approach today's project and I can't wait to see what you do with it too! Be sure to play along with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!
Enjoy a little creativity today!