Hello there and welcome to my CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 'Girl Friday' post for the month of July!!
When I was making this card it was a very dreary and cold Winters day here in New Zealand and I was so tired from working each day in the frost, pruning roses and preparing gardens for the cold. So, I really needed something to brighten my day and make me smile and what better way than a rainbow??
I don't usually photograph my cards laying down but with so little sunshine I just couldn't get a photo without lots of shadow. At least all those bright colours look good against the white top of my bedside table!!
I cut a panel of Strathmore Bristol Smooth CS and heat embossed the branch from 'Casual Comfort' in white around the edge of the panel, creating a frame. I then grabbed 10 different Distress Ink colours and used a different one for each branch. Once they were all coloured I moved the colours into the middle of the panel, trying not to end up with a brown, muddy mess!!
I didn't want to cover up any of this colour, so die-cut the 'smile' from 'Smiling Fri-Dies' 3x from black CS, glued them all together and then to the panel. I also covered it in Glossy Accents for a bit more shine. To finish off I glued on a few co-ordinating sequins from Neat and Tangled for a bit more bling!! This totally brought a smile to my face and I hope yours too!
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Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope I've made you smile and that the smile continues for the rest of the day!!