Another quick post for an entry to Seize the Birthday Challenge. This round is "Anything Goes." Although today was sunny and bit warmer, the last couple of dreary, gray days I've been concentrating on bright and cheerful colors for my cards. This one certainly filled the bill.
I often forget about my stencils, but I pulled a polka-dot one from Simon Says out and inked it up with Orange Zest ink on Orange Zest cardstock. I love the tone on tone look, and it makes a subtle background for the focal point. From Neenah Solar White, I die cut the two outer shapes (one cuts, one embosses) from Papertrey's "Shape Shifters Circle 1" die and stamped the sentiment from Simon Says "Birthday Flowers" set. After stamping and die cutting the "Corner Adorner" (February) from Papertrey Ink, I adhered that with some dimensions tape.
Finally I used some fun foam to mount my piece onto a card also made from Orange Zest. I'm not sure the recipient of the card will need a bright and cheery card since she lives in Denver, CO where they get a LOT more sunshine that we do, but I'm pretty sure she'll be glad to get some happy mail.