Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mark's Finest Paper December Introduction . . . Hello Sunshine

Hello Sunshine
For this card I used something I'm calling the suspension technique? I am absolutely sure there is another name for this, as I know I've seen it used before, but I cannot remember what it is called. Ever notice its a lot harder to look things up in google or in a database when you can't remember a name? LOL!

Anyway, when I saw the one sun, I pictured using it for a retirement card, so you could 'see' your retirement place through the sun as though through a window. Because at a retirement party you're almost there, but not quite! So I embossed the sun and cut out most of the image, then cut out the wee bird and glued it to a piece of thread that I attached to the top and bottom of the image, so the bird is suspended as though it is still flying. Helps carry out the illusion.
I used lots of layers of ruffled looking bright paper to mimic an island sundress. Again, it was fun to work with brighter colors in the middle of the foot of snow we have and the gray skies! Although I do like snow in December, it helps make it a more Merry Christmas!

I'm not in the hop officially today, my card is on the main blog, but here is the hop order if you get lost.
Nancyruth -
Lois -
Dawn L.-









Joanne T-

Nicole -


Geri –


Mark’s Finest Papers -


Tini said... the ribbon on your beautiful fresh card! It's a very nice idea. Hugs Tini

Lois said...

Love the colors you chose for this card.

Lisa Lynne said...

Nice warm images - ready for that sunshine!

Claudine Poch said...

Great card! Love all those strips of paper at the bottom!

Diane said...

Very cool card, PS. The papers are great and the technique is really wonderful. Hope you are doing well.

scgustaf said...

Beautifully creative ~ thanks for the great ideas.
Carol G.

Grace said...

Oh how cool is this Ps! Love the little suspended bird! So glad you are getting settled in! Hope you enjoy that Christmas snow! I always love it until Jan. and then I'm ready for warmer weather! LOL!

Emily Keaton said...

LOVE your layered border punches for this. GREAT colors!

Virgo5 said...

Great design and colours!

Traci M said...

Just google "hanging thingie in card" and I bet you would find it. But I do think it is a suspension card. I love your idea of a hanging bird and this is truly island paradise at its best!!

Pat Jandacek said...

In the hop or not, your card deserves attention. Very clever idea.

E. Marie said...

Beautiful card. Love all the layering and ribbon.

Roxie said...

Nice card design, I like the window.