Saturday, April 26, 2014

It's A Good Day To Be Happy

Two cards in one month, it feels so good to get crafty again. There's something about it that cleanses the soul and makes everything ok, if only for a little while. It's a good day to be happy.

Even though I haven't been able to do much crafting this past year, I still somehow managed to buy lots of incredible products from my favorite companies, and of course, always with the best of intentions of finding the time to use them. I'm so glad I finally got the chance. This card is for my Dad's birthday.

I created my cloud masks by using the MFT Cloud Cover-Up Die-namics die. After running the die through my Big Shot, I adhered some of the clouds to a white panel using repositional tape and inked around them using Tsukineko Memento Summer Sky dye ink. Next, I removed the clouds and stamped the balloons and sentiment from this adorable Mama Elephant Up and Away clear stamp set. On a separate piece of Copic X-Press It paper, I stamped the balloon set again and the monkey. I used the coordinating Mama Elephant Creative Cuts dies on both the balloons and the monkey and then colored the images with my Copics (W0,W1, E40, E42, R00, B0000, B00, B01, B02, B04, B06, YG00, YG01, YG13, YG17). To assemble the card, I adhered the balloons and then used foam dimensional squares to adhere the monkey and a few of the leftover Cloud Cover-Up clouds. I stamped "Sending Birthday Hugs" on the inside, creating the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn So Much To Say clear stamp set.

I'm entering this card in this week's Cute Card Thursday Challenge, #318 Blue & Green

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card.

Happy Birthday Dad! I love you.


  1. Aw cute card and just right for our challenge this week. Thanks for joining us at CCT.xx

  2. Wow, Melinda. This is such a well done card. So glad to see you back in blog world. Hope to see you again soon.