Saturday, 16 January 2010

Bluebird of happiness

Yippee, it's raining! It's washing the snow away. I can't remember the last time I was so glad for rain, lol. It's still a pretty grey day though so I thought I'd add a splash of colour. For today's card I've combined the Whimsical Wings (hostess level 2) with the Whimsical Words (Sale-a-bration). To find out how you could get both sets for free just email me at

The Happiness Always sentiment made me think of the bluebird of happiness - and so of course my bird had to be blue! Funny where inspiration comes from isn't it?

Stamp sets: Whimsical Wings, Whimsical Words
Cardstock: Summer Sun, Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, Yoyo Yellow, Chocolate Chip
Other: Bold Brights Brads, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool

I used markers direct to stamp for inking this card. The bird is done in Turquoise with a Teal wing and Chocolate legs and beak. Flowers were coloured with Yoyo Yellow and then again around all edges with Summer Sun to give more depth to the colour. The images were stamped out onto the card using the Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement. I then stamped the bird and flowers again, cut out and raised them on dimensionals.

Have a great weekend.

Sara xx


Suzie Q said...

Hi Sara,
smashing card the colours are wonderful together1
Suzie qx

JanJay said...

This is lovely Sara, gorgeous colour combo & the sentiment works perfectly with this image.

Jan x

Larisa said...

the wonderful stamping ))

Always Playing with Paper said...

This is gorgeous Sara!!! Love the pretty colours!

Lesley :)

PS Because of your gorgeous cards, I got that Happy Moments Set! Can't wait to play with it!

Alex said...

Beautiful card Sara, love the colour combo, so bright and cheery!

Hope you're having a good weekend.

Alex x

AshKuku said...

Lovely card Sara.... I loved the cute little birdie.... Beautiful & innocent...
The choice of colors are so elegant..