This was another of those tremendously fun cards to figure out and create. The finished result truly does make me feel happy! It is just so sunshiny and bright and -- well, HAPPY!
The flower was especially fun to make. I chose one of the Framelits from the Flower Fair set in the appropriate size for the card I was planning. After measuring just how much space that flower would take up, I applied strips of assorted Stampin' Up! washi tapes to a base piece of cardstock a smidge larger than the flower size.
I then ran this piece through the Big Shot with my Framelit. I've never done die cutting with the Framelits of a tape-covered surface, so wasn't sure what exactly to expect. But it turned out wonderfully! I love the clean, crisp edges of the flower. It makes me HAPPY!
The colors were picked up again in the darling DSP I chose for the top portion of the card.
For the banner strips, I selected the matching colors of Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight cardstock and overlapped and staggered the pointed ends for a random but HAPPY look underneath the flower. I did pop up the flower with Stampin' Dimensionals.
The Calypso Coral "HAPPY", of course, came into being with the help of the Hello You Thinlits.
Does this card make you HAPPY or not? Hope it does!
My card was based on this sketch provided by The Paper Players this week: