Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow!

Morning all, hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! 
I have a new card to share with you today! I recently won a challenge and the prize was a gift certificate to "There She Goes Clear Stamps" and while browsing the shop...I splurged a bit and got some of the cutest stamps!! I found this rainy day set and just had to get it...because it very much suits my mood at the moment as it has been raining non stop and finally we had some sun the other day that stayed into today!

The set comes with some adorable sentiments too! As for the layout, I used a cute sketch from "The Sweet Stop"!

If you've been following my blog lately, you will know I have been addicted to using "Glossy Accents lately...lol! So I used some glossy accents for the umbrella to make it pop! And this is the first time I've tried "Liquid Pearls"...not sure if I like it or not? I will have to play with it more to get the hang of it. I also love the stacked button look!

Here's the sentiment and yes...I had this song in my head the whole time while creating this card...lol!

I used some more of the "Liquid Pearls" and continued with the theme on the inside...

PAPERS: Textured cardstock in bright white and glittery textured cardstock in cool grey all from "DCWV". Design paper is from "Recollections" and "DCWV".
IMAGE and SENTIMENT: The image and sentiment were handsatmped and are from "There She Goes Clear Stamps".
INK and COLOR: The image was colored in with "PrismaColor" pencils and a gamsol technique was used to blend. Image and sentiment stamped with Tuxedo black ink from "Memento".
EMBELLISHMENTS: Rhinestones and white, red and grey buttons.
TOOLS: Sewing machine and "Spellbinders" machine w/ large scalloped ovals dies.
FEATURES: Machine stitching in and out with white color thread. Part of image was cut and layered and 3D mounted along with the sentiment. "Stickles" glitter glue and "Glossy Accents" were used on the image to make it pop. "Liquid Pearls" were used to frame the image.

This card draws inspiration from and will be entered into the following challenges:

#.1) The Sweet Stop -"Sketch #102"
#2.) The Paper Variety -"1-2-3 Recipe Your Choice" (1 image, 2+ buttons and 3 papers)
#3.) A Spoon Full Of Sugar -"Tons of Texture" (Textured glitter paper, Stickles, Stitching, Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls and stacked buttons)
#5.) One Stitch at a Time -"Something 3D"
#6.) Craft Your Passion -"Anything Goes"
#7.) Stamptacular Sunday -"Buttons, Bling and Bloom" (Flowers are on the DP)
#8.) Catch The Bug Blog -"Anything Goes"
#9.) Robin's Fetish -"Anything Goes"
#10.) 7 Kids College Fund -"Seeing Spots"
#11.) Craft Your Day Away -"Spots and Stripes"

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. very nice ! thank you for joining us on craftyourpassion's challenge
    blog. Good luck !

  2. Gorgeous 3D creation Stacey. Thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

    Bunches of hugs, Marjo

  3. Beautiful card, Stacey. Thanks for participating in the sketch challenge.
    Hugs and smiles

  4. Wow, really love your card! The blue and red is so cheery together! And so much details, like the stitching, the buttons, the glitter!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT!

  5. Your card is FANTASTIC!!!!! I love the layout. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge.

  6. Love what you have done with the umbrella
    Thank you for playing along at OSAAT this week and hope to see you again soon
    Love Jan

  7. Fabulous card.Just love the colours and sparkle and shine you've added.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

  8. Oh wow, wow, wow, look at all the details girl! Thanks for playing with us at Catch the Bug!

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  10. WOW...this card is stunning. I love everything you used in creating this masterpiece: The color combo, the DP, the liquid pearls, the image and the stitching. You have given me some inspiration!
    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week for our "Anything Goes Challenge." We hope to see you again on Monday for our next challenge. XX
    Barbara GDT

  11. What a gorgeous card Tracey, gorgeous image and details. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge xxx

  12. Just fabulous! Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge.



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