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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Stampin' Up! Australia - You Are My Sunshine Stamp


Recently on StampNation, there was a challenge called "Outside My Window"....well I live in Brisbane, Australia and at the moment there is crazy amounts of daily thunderstorm activity and last night there was even a tornado in the next town over. Thunderstorms are commonplace in tropical Brisbane, but tornados are not. 

This photo wasn't exactly "outside my window" but it was taken by a storm-watcher not far from my place last week....look at that amazing storm cell structure!!!

So I set about trying to create a card inspired by this photo.

The other day, I caught a post from CASE Study and realised that I had never entered one of their challenges.....mainly due to a lack of confidence as their CASE Study muses are always SO talented. This week's challenge was no exception, but I took the FB post as a bit of a "sign", got up the courage, and thought about how this card below 'spoke' to me....well, it was the chevrons of course...but also the partially obscured flower features. It is very modern & cool. 

...and so my card was born....the fluffy white clouds against a sunshine-y sky.....with the chevron and  flower references....and a sentiment that promises love despite whatever struggles may appear before us. :)

Hope you all like it! Please comment if you do. :)

Materials used:
Stamp - Sunshine (single clear stamp), Positively Chevrons
Ink - Basic Grey, Stazon
Cardstock - Whisper White, Basic Grey, Summer Starfruit, Silver Glimmer Paper (on button). 
Accessories - Summer Starfruit button & die-cut doily (from a kit that's now retired)
Tools - Big Shot, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Edgelits Adorning Accents, Glue Dots, Paper Snips, Stampin' Trimmer, Boho Blossoms Punch, SNAIL. 


  1. Alison, I LOVE the design of this card! Fron the embossed clouds to the chevron banner...awesome! Cool photo...hope the weather wasn't too bad!

  2. You already know I love this but I just had to pop on over here and leave you a comment. xo

  3. Love this happy bright card!
    Thanks for studying with us on CASE Study! :)

  4. Gorgeous card - love those clouds, the chevrons and the colour scheme! Amazing photo too!

  5. awesome pops of yellow! Love how you were inspired by the CASE Study!

  6. Loving the colour combo & how you were inspired by the CASE card. Hugs Bev x

  7. You nailed it, Alison! So cool to see you playing with us, do come back some time! :D


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