Friday, March 6, 2015

Color, Color, Color...

Hello again!

Okay, so I go from not a peep for a week to two posts today. I guess when it rains it pours. Speaking of weather I am noticing Spring is springing. Well, at least in the card world and I am no exception.

I had this card in my brain for awhile now when I saw the theme for Paper Players #234- Think Spring. Then I saw the sketch challenge for the Paper Craft Crew card sketch #134 (PCCCS #134).  My gears were turning with ideas! I also saw the challenge from Shopping our Stash (SOS #191) to use your oldest hardware; well, I am in. The silver clouds are flowers that I cut in half. I bought those probably 11 years ago! Just married, no kids, in our apartment with all the money in the world to spend. HA! Those were the days!

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 134 #stampinup #papercraftcrew #papercrafts #cardchallenge   Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge Blog   

The stars aligned and all these wonderful challenges spawned today's card. I love the cheery and graphic nature of this design! All the patterned papers work cohesively together to form this very springy and bright card.

Clouds were bought 11 years ago! Yikes! Time to use them.
Card size: A2- 4.25" x 5.5"
The sun and cloud flap opens up
to a colorful rainbow.
Opening up again to blank space
Perfect for a personal note.
The sketch from Paper Craft Crew along with the theme from The Paper Players automatically reminded me of sunny and colorful tri-fold card. Using the sketch for an example, I used the clouds and sun for the flap which then opens up to a nice cheery rainbow. This leaves the inside of the card blank.

All the items were pieced together using a motley of papers I had laying around. The colors, I believe, are perfect for spring and sends the message of a new beginning. The sentiment is ideal for the recipient who is just getting back on her feet.. She is on her way up again and I think this card will definitely give her the encouragement she needs.

Well that is all for now. Thank you again for stopping by and please don't forget to leave me a comment. They make my day a bit more, well, cheery!

All the best,
Shawna


7 comments:

laurie said...

This is a fun spring card! Awesome! Thanks for playing along with The paper Players!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Such a bright and cheery card! SO perfect to welcome the Spring season. Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players! :)

walchowDesign said...

Such a delightful card! Love all the colours you used on this card and those clouds are awesome. Thanks for your sweet comment!

Donna said...

Love your card, so bright and colourful! Awesome way to use up your stash items!!! Thanks for playing along with the Shopping Our Stash crew for our "Not So Heavy Metal" challenge this week!!

KatheD said...

I love this card - clouds with a silver lining, sunshine & a washi rainbow - what an awesome combination!

Jan said...

Such a great take on the sketch Shawna! I love your silver clouds and that you've made a Tri-fold card with the sketch too - fabulous idea! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Craft Crew this week :-)

Super Stamp Girl said...

Hi Shawna, this is a super fun and cheerful card! Love the adorable clouds and the way you worked them into our sketch. Thanks for joining us at the PaperCraft Crew this week! Crystal

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