Wednesday, March 13, 2013

You Are My Sunshine

Here’s my card for this week’s Muse challenge. My eye was drawn to the use of the negative space to frame the focal image on the inspiration card, so I used that as the starting point for my design.

Instead of using a flower as the focal image, I made a mini scene with a colorful die cut rainbow and sun and fluffy white felt clouds. To get the feel of a window, I used a banner die with one curved side--it kind of looks like a fancy, arched window frame.  I arranged the pieces so that the sun and clouds extended beyond the negative space over the white frame, just like the flower’s petals in the inspiration card.

I stamped the “you are my sunshine” sentiment at the bottom of the panel and wrapped some twine just above the words, securing it with a bow. I used foam tape to adhere the panel to a piece of yellow gingham designer paper, again inspired by the inspiration piece and its yellow print background. The panel is set on a coordinating yellow card base.

Materials Used:
Sun Sentiments stamp set, rainbow, clouds, and sun dies (Lil’ Inker Designs); Vivid Beach Glass ink (Clearsnap); Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, and Whisper White cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Stella and Rose-Gertie “Friends Forever” Tapestry designer paper (My Mind’s Eye); Rounded Banner Stax die (My Favorite Things); Caribbean baker’s twine (The Twinery); white felt; foam tape

24 comments:

Barb M said...

It's 6:30am, my stomach is sore, I'm feeling nauseous...and this fab card made me smile...love it! Thanks for sharing :)

Lisa Lara said...

Love love love this Lori!

Gillian said...

Fab card, so bright and cheery

landerson213 said...

So beautiful. I love that rainbow coming through the arched window! :)

Lauren
http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

lostinpaper said...

This is absolutely so sweet. Love how you have created a scene in the die cut, and the gingham bg is perfect!

Lesley said...

Oh wow Lori, this is spectacular! I love the rainbow and the yellow gingham! So lovely!

Meg said...

This is an amazing card. I am going to case it immediately!

Sue said...

this is drop dead gorgeous Lori, fabulously eyecatching!! :)

Romaine said...

Loving the rainbow and sun coming through the window!caught my eye!

Quip1320 said...

Super cute card. It would totally brighten anyone's day!

Lyndal said...

Love the rainbow & design Lori - FAB happy card :)

sandie said...

wow what a cheery card-love the rainbow! Great take on the muse card!

Marion said...

Love it! So colourful!

Kate said...

Oh this is cute :) A great take on the muse card.
kate xx

mypapercraftworld said...

Happy, fun, colourful ... so cheery! Anita :)

Tanis Scott said...

This is adorable! Think I'm feeling inspired to make a card.

Sarah Gray said...

Fab card - love that rainbow and the bright, happy colours!

Wendy Coffman said...

Your rainbow made me smile - what a great card!

Bonnie said...

So bright and happy! Wonderful take on the Muse card, Lori!

Cyndie said...

Wow, your card rocks! I am bookmarking it so I can try this myself.

Tracey McNeely said...

Lori fantastic vibrant colours and I love that you created a rainbow and the sun, those are still my favourite Lil' Inkers dies. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, it means so much.

Greta said...

What a fun card--love it!

Rita T said...

Love the rainbow, cloud and sun. Great take on this weeks MUSE card.

Lyndal said...

HUGE Congrats on your MUSE Featured Member Lori :) :) :)

 
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