Thursday, June 16, 2016

Howdy Friend!

Just stopping in with a quick "Howdy!" This month's Power Poppy challenge is to just send some "happy mail" which is exactly what I plan to do with this cute little birdie from the "Folk Heart" stamp collection. I framed this up, using a large polka dot embossing folder on the top panel and some lined red paper for the backing. Then I decided to make a scalloped border for the sides and found a scrap of black paper with polka dots...what fun!!
I hadn't planned on using that top banner...When I glued the panel on, I accidentally glued  the image upside down, so that the bird was on  the bottom third of the card rather than the top third. Because of that, the balance was now off. So, I fiddled for awhile, and finally decided to add a sentiment banner from the same set and I'm glad I did because the red prima flower really makes it pop with the bright poppy ink and cute font Marcella included in this set, "Folk Heart."  Even though it wasn't planned; I think the card was stepped up a notch and now included a fun sentiment for happy mail!
I just love this stamp set and hope to play a bit more in this fun challenge over this very hot week we're having here in Colorado!! Thanks so much for popping in!

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  1. This little bird is so darling! I love this image and the whole set, really. What a cute card design, and it worked out all the better because of that one little goof. Isn't that so often the case? Such a cheerful card and a wonderful greeting to send to a friend!

  2. Traci this is darling as Leslie said already. Your fresh feeling is spot on and oh I do like the banner at the top. So glad you added that. Very sweet card. Thanks for play along with Power Poppy this month!

  3. Oh, sweet Traci, I just love this sweet bird and love your coloring! And I love how you've added the white accents. And how amazing that the so-called goof turned out even better. I love the sweet banner and really love that beautiful Prima flower that really dresses up your "happy mail" even more. Totally in love with it! Yes, the heat has been terrible in much of the west, and I hope you get to make more cards for the challenge. I love your work! Hugs, sweet friend!

  4. Love how this turned out Traci...the banner is perfect there, love the polka-dots in the background and the sweet little bird! So cheerful!


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