to brighten your day

How about a card to brighten your day?

I love warm colors this time of year, just to put a bit of pop back into the dreary late winter landscape. And of course, the pink and orange color combo is one of my faves and just works perfectly with these stamps. A little funky retro look to it.

I’ve used this darling umbrella before. It’s from the Avocado Arts Wishes and Kind Thoughts stamp set, as is the sentiment and little hearts. It’s such a classic icon image and I can think of so many ways to use it.

Today it’s paired up with a little sneak peek at the next Avocado Arts stamp set, Springtime Celebration. I tell you…you are going to LOVE it! Super cute! I have a few cards made already that I can’t wait until I can share them as I just couldn’t resist working ahead.

To add shading to my umbrella, I simply when over the creases with a Desert Sand Memento Marker. It’s a dye marker but it blends right into the colored cardstock beautifully. When you apply it, it will look a little dark as the cardstock is wet but don’t worry, it will fade nicely once dry.

Being the 15th of the month, it’s the day when the ENTIRE Pit Crew posts sneak peeks so please join us for lots of great stamping inspiration…


Supplies: cardstock by Bazzill












11 responses to “to brighten your day

  1. That background is awesome, Julia! I love the pink and orange combination!

  2. Your card is so sweet and cheerful! I really like the way you scattered the orange dots and the shading on the umbrella really makes a difference. I will have to remember to try that technique.
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. Lovely bright & cheerful card! The perfect get well card! ;o)

  4. What a great card. Love the umbrella and the background stamp.

  5. oh I love that pink and orange together! so fun!

  6. I love the colors together and the umbrella is very cute. Such a cheerful card!

  7. OHHHHHHHHHHH! What a beautiful card! I LOVE the colors and your stamping! FAB FAB FAB!

  8. OOOOh this is super duper pretty!! Love how you used the flowers as a background! LOVELY!!!

  9. Stunning card Julia!! Love the added dimension on the umbrella with just a marker! Beautiful design and fun colors, the background stamps are adorable and I love the matching ink color and orange circles slipped into a few of them..

  10. So fun. love this colour combo 😉 Rx

  11. Who wouldn’t feel better after receiving this beautiful card? I’m looking forward to participating in the CASE Study challenge this week!

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