Sometimes you just need a cheery and bright card. That’s where Mixed Bunch comes into play. Here’s a quick and easy card I made to brighten anyone’s day. Of course the sentiment is replacable with almost any greeting – “hello”, “happy birthday” or “feed the cat” would work just as well here.
I learned this “sunlight” technique from a stamping blogger. It’s really easy, and makes quite an impact. I held a piece of scrap paper at the base of the card (where the center of the flower is now) and extended it to the right edge of the card. Using my sponge daubers, I sponged Daffodil Delight onto the card from the bottom edge of the scrap paper. I moved my scrap paper around the card bit by bit to make this rays effect. Pretty cool, huh?
I originally designed this card with the peacock from World Treasures but replaced it with the flower because the peacock looked too much like a rooster you’d find on an IHOP print ad. I love the simplicity of the bold flower with the busy background.
Tips and Reminders:
- Mix your patterns. What made the peacock not work was that the intricate designs in the peacock feathers fought with the pattern of the rays in the background. It’s best to mix intricate patterns with solid ones or solid ones with solid ones, but intricate and intricate rarely work well together. I liked the background of this card so much that I simply replaced the peacock with the flower. Don’t worry! I saved the peacock, and you’ll see it again.
Stamp sets: Mixed Bunch, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Betsy’s Blossoms Inks: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green Papers: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green Accessories: Blossom Punch, Sponge Daubers, Word Window Punch
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