Monday, July 29, 2013

Just Be Happy

This sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Chalkboard Sentiments set, which has quickly become a favorite for me.  Something about the combination of the hand-lettered type and the words of wisdom in the sayings makes me think of the seashore. Whenever I look at the set I picture old painted wood signs that you might see in places like Cape Cod, the Jersey Shore or Galveston.

I combined the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch #134, though I turned it and flipped it, and the yummy color combo over at the Color Throwdown.

I did initial attempt to ink up this stamp piece by piece, covering and masking, but finally gave up. Everything is really close together and my eyes and patience wore thin so I decided I'd fussy cut it instead. Which all-in-all isn't too bad. It actually shows less in person that it does in this photo but next time I'd use a very thin card stock or heavy paper so that  the edges would be almost undetectable.

Happy Crafting!

STAMPS: Chalkboard Sentiments, Script - Pretty Poppies (My Favorite Things)
INKS: Kraft (My Favorite Things), Perfect Plum, Pink Passion (Stampin Up)
PAPER: Lace DSP Attic Boutique (SU), Solids (Bazzill), White 80# Accent (Card Base)
DIES: Layered Rose (MFT), Circles (Spellbinders)
OTHER: Chalk (Stampin Up), RIbbon (Michael's), Brads
BASICS: Click HERE to check out my crafting tool bag.


Penny Ward said...

Oh my...this is lovely. So much detail to admire. I am running by MFT tomorrow...anything you want me to pick up for you :)...gotta have the circle die with the holes around the have inspired me. This may be my new go to color combo...just gorgeous!

sherry varga said...

Beautiful Paula and so many elements.
I love your style of card making.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oh, this is so SWEET! LOVE how you got so much color in the sentiment! High on my list of faves this week... thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown!

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous card for the throwdown!

Wanda Cullen said...

Beautiful use of the throwdown colors! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week!

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