Sunday, January 14, 2018

Stamp Something Colorful!

Hello friends!
In the middle of January, I crave seeing things colorful....
Well, at least it's all white and snow in my part of Canada.
Stamping something colorful really helps with beating the winter blues!
This Stunning Cosmo is just the ticket!

Cream colored card stock is not the first thing I would reach, but this time I decided to challenge myself to use it for my stamping.
happy birthday-001
I chose all warm colors and had a blast creating a flowery scene!
Ding---> Pop up that sentiment!
When you stamp a gorgeous background, you wonder how and where you can insert your sentiment....well, popping it up seems like a great solution! Not only it solves the tight spot issue, it also adds the dimensions and interest.

 Today's card serves a great example of popping that sentiment. I used a piece of wood-grain pattern paper from Altenew New Day Paper Pad. The splitting of the sentiment is also a good idea, don't you think?
happy birthday

I also highly recommend Stunning Cosmo. 
 This layered stamp set is super easy to work with and line up. It give you instant and perfect result once you stamp an image or two.

Happy birthday (2)

To give this card an extra oomph, I added a bit of splatter over the flowers!
 I really love the result that the splatter gives!

I hope that you would want to stamp something colorful after seeing today's post.
Have a grand time if you are working on something colorful!

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Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! I love the flowers and the colors you used!

Wiebke Kommerell said...

Wish you a Happy New Year, Virginia!
Your card is so pretty - it gives hope to see spring flowers outside soon (we have no snow here in Germany yet, but it's cold und gray most of the time).
I can't wait to get warmer temperatures...

Happy greetings from
Wiebke (KomMa-designed)

CinnamonSally said...

Beautiful colourful card Virginia, love your bright flowers!

Teresa Doyle said...

This IS a bright and cheerful card Virginia. The Cosmos are beautiful and I like how you broke up the sentiment and popped up the birthday greeting. Very nice indeed.
We only have a skiff of snow right now in my part of Canada however, that won't last long I am sure....THAT is when I will hole up in my craft Rom and make some colourful cards, haha! Today I am off to visit our grandson and celebrate his 4th Birthday. Take care and stay warm!

Linda BL said...

Only one snow so far in my part of Virginia, but that can change at a moments notice it seems! It is wintry looking most of the time, so a warm toned card sounds like a great idea. The Stunning Cosmos. Stamp set is a very pretty stamp set and looks great in the warm tones. I also like the way you popped up the sentiment on the woodgrained card stock.

Sue D said...

Very pretty and colorful. I like how you split and popped up the sentiment.

conil said...

Those cosmos could brighten any winter day. Think your choice of cream colored cardstock made the colors appear even more vivid and happy. Beautiful card and, yay!, another chance to use patterned paper.

Harriet said...

A truly beautiful card. I agree 'Cosmos' make a stunning card. The black splatter is the finishing touch! Your idea for the sentiment is excellent!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your colorful cosmos, Virginia! Perfect with the woodgrain sentiment!!

Kara Lynne said...

Your bright, cheery flowers warmed me right up! I love the spatter above them too, it looks like they are scattering their seeds. Stay warm!

Dawn Turley said...

This colouring is amazing Virginia. What a lovely card.

Martha Herrera said...

Beautiful card! love the pretty flowers.

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Beautiful card! Those warm tones really do make me forget about the cold snow outside. And I like the cream base for those, something I need to challenge myself on also. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Susan Gonyo said...

Great card. Bright and cheerful. Just the ticket to raise someone's spirit when it is cold and colorless outside.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

This card is beautiful ! The cream base gives actually a very soft the whole look of the card. (Sorry for bad English....)

Karen L K said...

Another really great looking card! Great idea on popping up the sentiment and that you used wood grain for that.

Purple Princess said...

Super fun and bright flowers!!