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Sunday, September 16, 2012

ColourQ Challenge #154: Happy Day

What a week!  I have been very sick.  I could barely get out of bed Friday to go to the doctor to see what was going on.  You may think I am crazy, but I was so happy to learn I have a sinus infection!  Hooray for antibiotics!  Saturday I felt somewhat better and I was able to do a few more things, other than just lay in bed all day. :)  You may have noticed I redesigned my blog background.  I also took some time to make a card for this week's ColourQ challenge.

Here are the colors:

At first, I wasn't sure I was even going to tackle these colors.  This was a definite challenge!  But I am so happy I did!  Here is my card:

I decided to play around in Photoshop Elements and see what I could create for this hybrid card.  I started messing around with gradients and I made a gradient out of this week's colors!  I realize that is probably not a big deal to some of you PS experts out there, but for me, it was pretty cool!

I didn't stop there.  After creating the gradient, I used the cookie cutter tool to 'cut' shapes out of the gradient to then layer on the card.  Then I created a sentiment for the center.  I am so happy with the results!  (And for inspiration in the fog of a bad head cold!) I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do!  TFL!  Have a creative day!

Photoshop Elements: Adobe
Cuttlebug: Provo Craft
Embossing Folder: Stampin Up!
Punches: EK Success, Fiskars, Marvy Uchida
Ribbon: Purchased at Tai Pan Trading


  1. Love your happy card, Heather, love the gradation! So glad you joined us this week at the colourQ.

  2. Beautiful design Heather. Love the background embossing. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the coloursQ!