Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Be Happy Card - Inspired by a Scrap Room Photo


Hello everyone!

I whipped up this little card for the newest challenge over at Whimsical Wednesday.  Our fearless DT leader Stephanie sent us this gorgeous picture of a scraproom and told us it was our color inspiration for this week.  We all had to use to colors red and yellow, and we could chose another color/colors from the photo for our project.  I chose purple, which I saw in a photo box on the desk.

My card is 3.25 inches square.  Just a little bitty thing.

I cut the flower from the Cake Basics cartridge.  I believe I cut the shadow at 2.75 inches and the flower at 2 and 1/2.  I wanted a wider shadow than the image normally has.  I cut a small circle separately and filled it in with yellow Stickles.  I curled up the edges of the flower and added some little dots of Xmas Red Stickles for a little more interest.

I used a stamp set from SP & Company called Mini Card Creations 1.  I stamped the little frame in a purple ink, but it wasn't exactly the color I wanted since stamping on yellow changed up the look a bit.  Going over the frame with Lavendar Stickles really made it truly purple like I wanted.

I stamped Be Happy from the same stamp set in some red ink and called it done.

This was a nice simple little card to whip up :)

Now, let this photo be your inspiration as well!  Head on over to Whimsical Wednesday to see what the other gals game up with and to link up  your own creation for a chance to win an awesome prize.

17 comments:

Juls said...

loving your funky flower and the touches of sparkle!!! Hugs Juls

The Archiving Angel said...

Great card & I love how that flower seems to leap off the page.
Nice job!
Crafty best wishes,
Sonia

*Star said...

Great card!! I love the sparkle!! Tfs and have a great day. :)

jessica said...

Great card! Beautiful uses of the colors for this weeks challenge :)
TFS and have a great day

Love That Bug said...

Amber,
I love your card, you did a great job with the colors. Love the sparkle too
Hugs
Stacy

Missy said...

Great color combo, and I love the sparkle around the frame!!

Charlotte said...

Hi Amber,
Well, this card does make me happy! You know I never even knew there was purple in the photo until I saw you card. I looked at the photo and there it was in plain view. Funny how people see things differently. I really like the way you created the frame around the flower. I just cannot imagine how you got the stickles in a straight line. SUPER!!
Charlotte

Cindy said...

Hi Amber,WOW fantastc job with this challenge!It is sooo BEAUTIFUL and colorful,Such a pretty flower too!!:)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty!

GiGi said...

So cute! I love the cut out flower and glitter!

DonnaMundinger said...

OOOOhhh!!! What a bold bright statement! Absolutely gorgeous! xxD

ScrappingStephanie said...

Amber I love this card. I am loving the purple and the glitter around the edge! I love the sentiment! Be Happy:) So perfect. I really like these size card too. It is great to have a bunch on had to send out in a pinch:) Great job with the challenge!

MaryNSC said...

LOVE IT!!!
Gave U an award..
HUGSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Kim H said...

Amber,
Oh this is just PERFECT! I had to look for the purple box... love that you found it and how you used it! All the colors and details are just fabulous! i LOVe the idea of the small card too! Great idea! Great Job again!

Cathryn said...

Cute card. I love how you used the sentiment! Hugs, Cathryn :)

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Gorgeous choice of flower. Love the way the frame makes it pop! LOVE your vacumming rocks photo below too! x

girlia said...

cute