Sunday, February 9, 2014

Happy Day

Today is my birthday.  I don't really care that it's my birthday, just like any other day to me.  EXCEPT, I declare to my family that I'm not doing any work and I go upstairs to my loft and PLAY the day away!

I found this great stamp set in ACMoore the other day. It was only $2.00 so I HAD to buy it.

 It's by TPC Studios. When I bought it I pictured a bright, colorful, happy card. in my mind.  I thought I would color it in with my Spectrum Noir Markers, but when I actually sat down to make the card today, I decided against the markers.  Instead I decided to paper piece using pattern papers from American Craft.  Yes, I cut out each individual sun ray, the balloon, and the banner.  It took me FOREVER.  But in the end, I like how it came out.  I decided to keep the front of the card simple so my paper piecing could take center stage.  I used one of the sentiment and the smaller balloon on the inside of the card to finish it off.   Happy Birthday to me!