Are you ready for the first challenge of March Madness? Here it is: Daylight Savings Time!
Now, when I think of coming to the end of Daylight Savings Time, I think...more sunshine, baby! That means winter is about to make a final exit and usher in some warmer days. In anticipation of many warm, sunny, sparkly days ahead, here is the card I made.
Can't you feel the warmth of this sunshine? I used the round frame from the Frame Flair My Acrylix Stamps to make this beaming sun breaking out from behind the cloud. This is one of my FAVORITE new stamp sets in the Spring and Summer Idea Book. The stamp set that comes with the Chantilly Scrapbook Workshop on the Go completes the center of the sun. I love how the rays of tan glitter paper add even more warmth to the card. The sunbeams are created with stamps from the Patterned Pennants My Acrylix stamps using Honey, Buttercup, and Goldrush Exclusive Inks on White Daisy and Buttercup Cardstock. Here is a peek at how I laid out the paper on the card...and then just snipped off the ends so they were even with edge of the card.
The bottom blue patterned paper is from the Surf's Up Paper Packet.
This gorgeous ribbon is the Close to My Heart Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon (For those of you who have seen my Hot Cocoa Tutorial, I can say it now, lol!!!) I used our Goldrush Reinker, a ziplock baggie, and a spray of stamp cleaner to color it up and crinkle it. I love this look and the subtle variation this method gives the color. I tied up the double bow with some white bakers twine and added a little antique gold button to top it off. I also added some tiny sparkles from the Sparkles Brown and Tan Assortment around the frame of the sun.
All of the shapes that I used for the sun and cloud are cut from the Cricut Artiste and Art Philosophy Cartridges. I absolutely love how easy they make it to create shapes to match our stamps!
I hope you will share your interpretation of Daylight Savings Time with us over on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges this month. You have the whole month to create something and link it up! I can't wait to see what you make! This month, for March Madness, you just might win a prize!!! Thanks so much to the DT at H2H for having me along for the ride! :)