29 March 2021

My Happy Thought


My Happy Thought-- don't you just like the sound of that? I think we all need to keep positive thoughts at the forefront of our minds right now. 

I always enjoy making 5.5" x 5.5" cards. Although this is just a standard card and not a Peek-a-boo style, which I usually make in this size. 

When I came across this digital stamp, I knew it was perfect for my next project. The image is by Tiddly Inks and is called Wryn - My Happy Thought. I have made a few Wryn cards in the past, and she is always one of my favorites. This one, in particular, reminds me of the Santoro Gorjuss girl stamps. 

To color Wryn, I used the following color scheme:

Hair - Copics E25, E51, and E53
Face - Copics E000, E00, and E04
Outfit - Copics RV000 and RV52; Ohuhu CG1
Shoes - Ohuhu CG1 and CG2

The flowers are from The Paper Studio. I made the leaves by using one of Tim Holtz's dies. I then used a Stardust Gelly Roller pen to add shimmering highlights. The remainder of the die cuts were from different dies off of my board. 

The beautiful Chabby Chic digital papers are from BaerDesignStudio. I love the damask patterns and soft colors—the pink and black compliment each other nicely. 

The anonymous birthday poem I found online. I do not remember where I saw it, but it was one of those freebie sites. I decided to use blush cardstock to pick up the faded pink highlights from the damask pattern. The font is Amatic SC, which is a standard Windows font. 

The notched die cut by Whimsy Stamps fits the card dimensions perfectly. I use this die a lot for this size card or for when I am making explosion boxes. 

As always, I included a protective box to ship the card. 

I had a lot of fun making this card. It is for my niece, who recently had a baby. I can remember back to when I had my little girl, oh-so-many years ago. It is the most wondrous of moments, but it can also be the most exhausting. I wanted to send my niece a card that would bring a smile to her face. It was important to me that she knows her 'Auntie' is thinking of her. Plus, when I was coloring in Wryn, it took me back to when my niece was a little girl, and it reminded me of some great memories. 

Thank you for joining me on this week's project. At this point, I do not know what I'll be designing for next week's project, but I sure hope you will join me! We can both be surprised together. 

Happy paper crafting, everyone!  

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