Sunshine to Others

Are you ready for a sneak peek at some of the new items from the new SU catalog being released next week?  I had fun playing with one of the new InColors, Pistachio Pudding, and pairing it with the new Gingham Garden Washi Tape.

If you have never played with Washi Tape before you should give it a try.  It's like tissue paper with post-it note sticky on the back.  It sticks to paper, but doesn't tear your paper when you peel it back up.  You can see through the tape like you can with tissue paper.  I put a strip of white cardstock behind my washi tape so the bright colors would POP, but it was also pretty straight on the Pistachio Pudding cardstock with the green showing through.

To create the sentiment I took another piece of Whisper White cardstock and used a sponge to color the paper with Daffodil Delight ink.   Then I stamped my sentiment using Night of Navy ink.  I recently took the plastic wrap off that ink pad and I've been using it for my sentiments with the Gingham Garden paper.  I really like how this ink looks and it's fun to break away from black and browns for a change.  After I cut the sentiment out with my framelit, I sponged a little more around the edges to make it stand out a bit more.

This finishing touch has to be my fluttering butterfly.  I punched the larger butterfly out using Melon Mambo cardstock and the smaller butterfly using a scrap of Gingham Garden DSP.  Then I stuck half the butterfly to my sentiment layer and left the other half floating off the page.  To add a bit of sparkle I used the medium sized Basic Rhinestones.

Creative Blessings,
Heather North

P.S.  My heart has been heavy this week with the things going on at our local high school and the tragedy of Moore, OK, along with the news of a friend's husband passing.  I found I couldn't make a card and couldn't post without mentioning the tragedies.  I'm thankful for this card I made last week for the SN challenge because it is a reminder to bring sunshine into the lives of others.  My prayers are with the loved ones left behind after the tornados in OK and the suicide of one of our RHS students.  The loss of a child is something I cannot comprehend.  {hugs} to you.  <3 Heather

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Feel Goods
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pistachio Pudding, Night of Navy
Paper: Pistachio Pudding (New 2013 InColor), Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Gingham Garden DSP
Misc: Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Gingham Garden Washi Tape, Basic Rhinestones, Labels Framelits, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch

Feel Goods Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Feel Goods
Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder


Melissa said...

It has definitely been an emotional week. The card is lovely and I just love the sentiment.

Kristie Goulet said...

I was so excited to receive this card in the mail from you along with the color samples. THANK YOU!!! I am so thankful for you and your friendship! HUGS!

Heather North said...

You are so very welcome, Kristie. :)