Friday, January 30, 2009

Day 8: You Are My Sunshine

My friend was telling me the other day that I have too many stamps (is that even possible?!?) I had to agree that I have too many I don't use! My SU sets get the most love I think because they take up more room-they are hard to miss! I sometimes have to remind myself that I also have clear stamps too!

Today I was browsing my clear stamp collection and came across a stamp that I absolutely adored but had never used. I bought it at Michael's for $1 and it says "You are my sunshine". I used to sing this to my son when he was little and when I saw this stamp I immediately thought of uses for it. Of course, when I got home it was thrown in with the rest of the pile!

So today I put a smile on my face and put my sunshine stamp to use!

I have to tell you that I LOVE these red daisies that I picked out for my kitchen. My plan is to use red and yellow in my kitchen's color scheme, but have yet to find artwork or anything I am happy with. Today I may have found a solution!

I think the simplicity of the card is fabulous. Sometimes simple really is better. I actually made the card and then realized how similar it was to my daisies! For just a little extra something I painted yellow Stickles into the word sunshine.

I think painting the Stickles added a subtlety to the shimmer in the letters instead of overwhelming them with 3D glitter effects.

The red flower is a Die Cut Bloom from SU. The button is just a generic yellow one that I think I got at Walmart. I used Riding Hood red ink for the sentiment, Yoyo Yellow CS, and PTI white cardstock for the card base.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope there's a little sunshine in your day!



Jen said...

Such a cute card! and I WANT THAT STAMP!
You need to go on SCS and join the PTI swap I'm hosting...=) you can use more of those fabulous clear stamps.
Take care chicka!

Sara Paschal said...

Beautiful card, your kitchen is going to be fab in these colors. I am the opposite it is hard to love my SU stamps, I reach more for the PTI (no big suprise there) ;)