Sunday, July 14, 2013

Morning Meadow Birthday, CTS36, FM118, STB21

Greetings on this fine Sunday Morning! I had a super relaxing day yesterday as I decided I needed a mental health day and did a whole lot of nothing. It was wonderful! I spent a relaxing hour or two in my crafty place and came up with this card for three challenges using the Morning Meadow Stamp Set. I really love this set! 

As soon as I saw the challenge at CAS(E) this sketch I thought it looked just like the images in the Morning Meadow Stamp Set and I had to use it. I was also inspired by my stamping buddy LeAnne's project using this sketch. 

I found my color inspiration at Friday Mashup. This is their challenge this week: Create a project using the colors "Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral & Smoky Slate or Soft Suede", or Create a project with a "Nature Theme", Or Mash it Up and create a "Nature Themed project using the Challenge Colors". The feather theme was perfect for my little birdie!

This month at Seize the Birthday, it's "Anything Goes" all month long! So, here's my anything!

Some deets: I used the Birthday Essentials DSP for my background, and stamped on it with the image from Morning Meadow using Crisp Cantaloupe ink. The image behind the greeting was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. Then I sponged that area using a Sponge Dauber and Soft Suede Ink. The bird was stamped in Pool Party and cut out by hand. A few sequins were scattered about and centered with some pearls.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Morning Meadow
Card Stock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Designer Series Paper: Birthday Essentials
Ink Pads: Versamark, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Pool Party
Tools: Heat Tool
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Pearls
Other: Sequins

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your Sunday!


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card and it's one of my favorite sets too! I love that little bird! :-)

LeAnne said...

Love this favorite in the pack....and your elements are PERFECTION!

hollybeary creations said...

I love this.. What a great idea to embossing the center image like that and add the shading.. This came out so pretty. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup.

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful! You are so brave to stamp on DSP.... I'm always afraid to. Love how you created contrast with the embossing/sponging. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Lisa said...

This is just stunning Sandy.I havent been very sure about this set but you definitely make a persuasive arguement for it with this card!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Lili said...

Beautiful card Sandy! Great job stamping the DSP to create the background. I love how you used that stamp set. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!

Kate said...

Really elegant card. Love what you did behind the sentiment. I thought initially it was an acetate overlay. Really pretty. TFS.