Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Oh, Happy Day!

Are you ready for some more new goodies from the Occasions Mini catalog that just started? I know I am :) I only ordered a few select items during our pre-order time, and with it being the holidays, I didn't even really get to play with them until the last week or so! I've been missing the challenges too lately and was itching to get back to them :)
So, I went hunting for some inspiration, and found this color challenge over at the Colour Q! Poppy Parade and Bravo Burgundy are both retired, so I substituted Real Red and Cherry Cobbler. 
This sketch from Nacho Average Challenges was a good starting point for the card I ended up making too!

I haven't done anything masculine in a couple of weeks, so I figured I was due :) It was a great color combo for a nice, bright guy card! The new Arrows embossing folder is sure to be one of my new favorites too :) I created my own DSP again with the circle of rays image, then die cut it with the largest of the Starburst framelits. The Summer Starfruit starburst also has some paper piercing to add some interest. And check out the dots in the center of the "HAPPY". I added some white gel pen dots to make them look more like a lit marquee sign!
  • Stamps: Starburst Sayings
  • Ink: Summer Starfruit, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Basic Gray
  • Paper: Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Basic Gray Core'dinations
  • Other: Big Shot with Starburst framelits and Arrow embossing folder, Sanding Block, Signo white gel pen, Smokey Slate Chevron ribbon, dimensionals
 Here's a little peek inside, because no card is finished until the inside gets a little love :)

I hope everyone is staying warm! It has been mighty cold for the last month or so. I am a Northern Minnesotan.  The coldest spot in the US pretty much every day is in my neighborhood :) We know cold. And yes, we see -20° routinely every winter through January and February. And -40° at least a couple times a winter. That is without the wind chill by the way, lol! So, put on those layers and keep moving! That's what we do :) That, and throw some more wood on the fire!


Rose said...

Wow, great card! I would never be brave enough to use the combinations you have used on this card-and it looks good! TFS-

Anonymous said...

Love the colors!! I'll have to try that challenge, too! Thanks for joining the Nachos again this week--we love seeing your creations each week!

Yapha said...

Great card!! I love the DSP you made! Thanks for playing with Nacho Average Challenges this week!

Adriana Benitez said...

Fun and festive! The stamped layer reminds me of paper umbrellas. Oh happy day - maybe an invite for a girls night out? :)

Anonymous said...

WOW is right!! I love this card and the colors. You rocked that sketch! Cool!!!


Twila said...

Love it, Tanya! Great card for a guy or a gal.

Sylvia said...

What a fun card, Tanya, love the new dies! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ! Happy 2014!

Claire said...

Love your bright and happy card, especially the dots on the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with Colour Q this week!

Jenni Hogan said...

Love this bold card!! Thanks for playing with us this week!!!

Christy Lynn said...

Ooh, I love your card, Tanya! I can't wait to get the starburst stamps and dies for myself, I've really loved what everyone else is doing with them. Fantastic job with the sketch and the color combo too, I like how you distressed the embossed background--great masculine touch! Thanks for joining us at Nacho Average Challenges this week!

Kathya said...

Wow, this is such n awesome card!! Love how you combined both challenges! Love all the details on your card. Thanks for playing along with us at Nacho Average Challenges.

Shans Design Studio said...

Wow! Nicely done. :) A great use of both challenges. Thanks for playing with the Nachos. Hope to see you again soon!


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