Brighter days are ahead

Hopefully the card for today will inspire thoughts of Springtime and warmer temperatures on this bitterly cold, 11-degree day here in Central Massachusetts! At least, that’s my hope!

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I used my Silhouette Cameo’s print and cut feature to lay out the text and colorize it. I have never tried to use the color fill feature for text in the Silhouette software, but in this case I’m so glad that I did – with just a few clicks, I was able to create a shaded watercolor look which is just what I was going for!

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Based on her own tip, I used Kerri Bradford’s Friday Freebie/Funky Leaf digital download shape to create a tree, and watercolored a paper backing that I glued behind it.  I hole punched some color coordinating dots and “enameled” them using Glossy Accents medium.  Finally I popped out the top layer card and tree on some foam squares and rounded two of the four corners.

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The design of this card was inspired by the tree shape and sentiment sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #61:

and by the soft taupe, pink, and light green colors from the Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge #2:

I am entering this card into both of these challenges.

Here’s hoping for brighter days, indeed! And soon!!!

Supplied used:
Paper – Recollections Cards, 5″x6.5″ in White. Recollections cardstock in Light Taupe, Dark Taupe, Light Coral and Dark Coral. Canson watercolor paper.
Silhouette Cameo/Shapes – Kerri Bradford’s Friday Freebie/Funky Leaf digital download shape
Font – Karl Whitefoot
Other – Crayola watercolors.

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