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:

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

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  2. Fab card, so bright and cheery

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

    Lauren
    http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  16. Your rainbow made me smile - what a great card!

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

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

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  19. 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.

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

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

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