Design It Monday ~ {Happy Things!}

Hi friends and welcome! Let’s talk about happy things today, shall we. A leisurely bicycle ride with a wicker basket full of blooms perfuming the air would be a happy thing. Bright blue skies with the sparkle of sunshine steaming through the trees would be a happy thing. Those were my thoughts when I pulled the elements to make this card. I used a piece of bicycle print paper from a neglected Authentique 6×6 pad as a starting point. Just a portion of the card was embossed with a honeycomb embossing folder for a bit of added texture. Then I layered on the DP and a thin strip of gray cardstock. Splatters and circles from the Positive Thoughts set fill in the rest of the card front. I decided a tag would hold my focal but didn’t have the shape I wanted, so I cut my own. This cute sentiment from the Coffee Love set is surrounded with splatters from the Positive Thoughts set and a border from the Coffee Love set. I think this border looks like a UPC bar code! I stamped it down each side of the tag with gray ink, then again shifting slightly to the left, with kraft ink. A length of pretty twill ribbon from the Pretty Pink Posh Shop was tied around the card, then I attached the tag with natural twine.

I added another small punched tag with the enjoy sentiment from the Coffee Love set just for fun! The finishing touch of scattered gold sequins really brought this card to life.

I hope I’ve inspired you to explore happy things today! I look forward to spring weather so I can take one of those happy bicycle rides!

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  1. How can a card be grungy, but pretty at the same time? This is how! Really nice, Lisa! (And I can see that I am going to need to get me some sequins!)

  2. LOVE the splatters and the bit of embossing and the colors, Lisa! Also LOVE how you stamped the edges of the tag with that line stamp! FAB ribbon, too! Great card!

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