Bring On The Sunshine #GDP135

by Joanne James28. April 2018 19:30

Well, the brief visit of warm weather here in the UK last week was short-lived; we are back to the cold and wet, with it having rained pretty much for two days straight! If this continues I think I'm going to have to issue my poor chickens with arm bands (aka water wings for my American readers!) In the hopes of willing a change in the forecast, I thought I'd play along today with the challenge over at Global Design Project, using the layout over at CAS Colours and Sketches too:


My card also fits the middle column of the board over at TicTacToe Challenge: metallic, free, stripes. I went bold, with a nice bright yellow and some crisp white for my clean and simple card - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Bring Me Sunshine - This cute little 'button' from the A Good Day stamp set works perfectly for a 'Show Me The Sunshine' theme. I stamped it in Tuxedo Memento Black on Whisper White and again on Smoky Slate cardstock, then fussy cut and paper-pieced the clouds back in place. This gives a little detail without too much dimension and provides contrast to my ombre yellow sun behind, which I coloured with my Stampin' Blends.  

Deckchair Stripes - This yellow and white striped paper is from the Tutti Frutti designer series paper stack, which I bought primarily for the non-fruity designs. It works perfectly for my bright, sunny card - it reminds me of stripy deckchairs on the beach!

Raindrop Sparkles - To finish my card, I added some of the teardrop-shaped clear epoxy shapes to my raindrops; they are bigger than the stamped raindrops, but I like the added interest this gives to my focal point.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Here's hoping today's card brings back Spring here, even if we have to wait a while for summer - I'm not sure it will be enough to do the trick though, the weatherman was prediciting icy temperatures again with an outside chance of snow again early next week - yuk!

Enjoy your evening and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (4) -

FelicitaUnited States
4/29/2018 9:43:23 PM #

Love, Love the bold yellow background and white stripes and the mettalic doily with the sentiment to add so much inerest to the entire card. Great take on this weeks middle row board elements over at Tic Tac Toe challenge.


Patricia Hays
Patricia HaysUnited States
4/30/2018 4:12:04 PM #

I like how the grey contrasts with the sunny yellow!  Here's hoping you have brighter weather soon.  Thanks for sharing your card with us at CC&S!


Jeanne Knobbe
Jeanne KnobbeUnited States
5/1/2018 2:06:55 AM #

Love this card - it is so bright and definitely gives the feeling of sunshine!  Hopefully it will bring some for you.  Thank you for joining us at CC&S this week.


Cathy P
Cathy PUnited States
5/1/2018 2:12:44 AM #

Love the colors and the way you used this week's sketch.  What a fun CAS card!!  So glad you made time in your week to play along with us at CC&S.


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