Friday, July 23, 2010

Bright and Cheerfully Fabulous

That's how this card makes me feel, bright and cheerful. :o) When I saw the new "Sunny Garden" DSP, I knew at once I loved it. I quickly realized it was "Cottage Wall" with new colors, and as much as I adore "Cottage Wall" my new obsession made sense. :oP

I was finally able to delve into the paper last night and put this together whilst Audrey Hepburn and Bogey played out the story of "Sabrina". Ahhh, I do so enjoy old movies. :o)

But, as is typical, I digress...

The sketch was provided by Lesley at Always Playing with Paper for this week's challenge. I couldn't wait to play around with it, but something always got in my way until last night. Let me tell you how much I'm LOVING Poppy Parade! What a rich, BOLD red-orange. It is absolutely fabulous. :o)

And, here's the inside. I've come to love doing a little something on the inside--it makes them just that much more special. I created the layers in here to match the image layers on the outside. Stamped with the corresponding sentiment makes it perfect. :o)

This card uses:

Inks: Poppy Parade, Pear Pizazz, Peach Parfait (A note: I have yet to purchase the In Color stamp pads and so far the markers have worked just fine for me.)
Paper: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizazz, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight
Stamp Sets: "Thoughts and Prayers", "Absolutely Fabulous"
Ribbon: 5/8" satin Daffodil Delight, 1/4" striped taffeta Daffodil Delight
Embellishments/Accessories: Beautiful Wings embosslit

I hope the person who receives this finds the card as fabulous as I. :oP



Kelli said...

Oh how I am in love with this card. It has my new favorite DSP (which should arrive next week along with my Poppy Parade ink and CS) and one of my favorite colors...Daffodil Delight. I almost always add something to the inside because it just bring the entire card together. This is great!

Lissie said...

As usual, Rachael, your cards eclipse all others. This one is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to get my order so that I can play with this paper.

Mom (aka Lissie)

jimlynn said...

This is just SUPER! Love the image, paper, butterfly brads...everything!!! So pretty.

jimlynn said...

Whoops....I thought those butterflies were brads!!!! It's the Beautiful Wings die! I always forget about those little ones.

jaydee said...

OK.... so i didn't like this paper.... NOW I LOVE IT!
The colors make me so happy! All round - love the card... The butterflies are the perfect addition. GORJUSS!
thanks for joining the Paper Players again this week

Hands On said...

Love the paper as much as the original colours and the stamp suits the colours nicely. Very Pretty.

Trish in Wisconsin said...

This was the first DSP that I purchased. Of course me being strange had to pick the brightest out there. Tee, hee. I, too thought it was the Cottage Wall with different colors. Now I know why I was drawn to it so. Love your card, so cheery and bright! Such a Happy Card, I love Happy Cards! Hope you have a wonderful day.

Cyber hugs, Trish in Wisconsin

LeAnne said...

This IS beautiful! I had china like this one time---all the little flowers were exactly the same colors you've used in your card! Just so precious!

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Wow, love your card and the colours! came here via Jaydee's blog! its fun to be stamping again, and looking for inspiration! TFS, HUgs always! G

Lissie said...

I can't stop looking at this card. it may be the best card ever made! Of course, I love the colors. I am, after all, a Florida girl. The entire layout, stamp used, embellishments, etc. are perfect.

Mom (aka Lissie)

Always Playing with Paper said...

I LOVE this DSP! I want it!! You have made me want it more. Your card is stunning as always...clever use of the butterfly die too!
Lesley :)

Cate said...

Sooo pretty Rach and fabulous job on the inside!

Jess said...

Rach, this card is amazing. Perhaps my favorite that you've ever made. Just lovely!