Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dream Card

I wanted to create a little fantasy world on a card.  My children love Dr Suess books and I enjoy the crazy looking characters and strange trees.  Although I'm not fond of the colors in those books I really enjoy the fun and whimsy of the pictures.  I took that basic concept for this card.
I was feeling sad yesterday.  I'm not even sure why.  I just felt tired and gloomy.  Nothing cheers me up like beautiful colors and letting my imagination run wild.  So, that was my jumping off point for this.  Nothing realistic, just pure fun.

The papers are from the My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky 6 by 6 pad.

The pinwheels are from Stampin' Up's Sweets for the Sweet.  Stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.

The alphabet used to spell "Dream" is from Close to My Heart.  Stamped in Close to Cocoa by Stampin' Up.

Bling is from Irock.

Gelly Roll pen used to do white faux stitching.
Close to Cocoa Stampin Up marker used to do faux brown stitching on the hill.

This card really did cheer me up :)  
Not sure what kind of occasion it would work for.  Perhaps someone starting a new job, business, or life venture.  Or maybe someone who was laid off or otherwise unsure of what direction to go in because of a setback.  Maybe as a very non-traditional graduation card.  I really had no idea what I'd use it for when I was creating it.
Hopefully someday this card will feel just right to help someone realize the beauty and power of their dreams
Thanks for visiting!  You are beautiful, unique, and truly special.  Do something today that brings you pure joy, you are worth it!


Pat Vail said...

very sweet

cuilliesocks said...

I love your card Amber and can see why it would cheer you up, the colours are lovely. The pinwheels or as i would call them, windmills remind me of the windmills my mum bought me when I was a wee girl.

I hope you feel less down now. This is sometimes a difficutl time of the year for some folk, but spring is on it's way, take care, kate x

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

It's lovely and the spring colors cheer me up too. It's rainy and gloomy here today. Thanks for sharing. :) ~Tami

Angi said...

This card is perfect for any occasion. Love the pinwheels.

Lisa said...

This is beautiful, Amber!! I love the pinwheels!! What a gorgeous, happy card!! Crafting always helps me when I'm feeling is therapy :) Have a wonderful Wednesday :)

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Nana said...

Such a fun and cute card. It would brighten anyones day.

Hugs Nana
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Bridie Payne said...

Lovely cheerful card

Margie said...

Love the simple layout on this really cute card. The colors are very pretty and those cute little pinwheels add just the right amount of fun. Hey, I think this may work for our 3, 2, 1 challenge over at Whimsical Wednesdays. 3 pinwheels, t papers, 1 sentiment....just a thought :)

Norma said...

I love how you added the woodgrain on the background! Fabulous card my friend!!

VICTORIA said...

Oh Amber i love the pinwheels great card!!! Thanks for stopping by girl you always make me feel better with your comments!!! :) hugs

Sherrie K. said...

Super cute card Amber!!!! The pinwheels are fabulous and love the paper:)
I kinda felt a little off the last few days too....strange. Something in the air?? I love to craft when I am feeling a little blue-helps me:) Hugs!
Sherrie K

Davi said...

Very fun Amber with the pretty dps and the fun pinwheels! The pinwheels kinda look like crazy trees, love it :)

Pat N. said...

Very nice card, Amber. It would cheer me up. Great papers. I'm sure you'll find the proper use for it someday. TFS.

DIANA L. said...

great card amber. I love your pinwheels

Erika said...

Hi Amber and thanks for the visit to my place. I love your colour combo on this card and the idea behind it.
Happy dreams and crafting!
Hugs Erika.

Emily Keaton said...

This card is so fun! I think your color choices are terrific :-)

Missy said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love the colors and the pinwheels. Thanks so much for the info on the embroidery machine!! (I'm really glad you came back to blogging Amber!!! :))

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Beautiful card.Sure to cheer up anyone.I sure love the colors and Dr Suess books.Crafting is all about having fun and enjoying it doesnt matter what ever it is right?

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Amber! I love your pretty card -- love the colors and the adorable pinwheels.

Stopping by too to say hi, I've been AWOL so it's been awhile since I've visited but I'll be back again soon.