The weather has been a bit dreary here so I turned to the TGIF Challenge for bright colors.  The GDP sketch this week put those beautiful colors to perfect use.

Here’s my card:

Here’s the banner for the TGIF#58 Challenge:

And here’s the banner for the GDP#38 Challenge:
To make my card, I started with the rectangular panel and worked backward.  On a clear block, I colored over it with a Daffodil Delight Marker.  I barely spritzed it with water and stamped it on a Shimmery White sheet of cardstock and then swiped the block the rest of the way across the piece of paper.  I repeated the technique with Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie.  I made sure each color overlapped just a bit.

After the cardstock dried, I painted a thin coat of Gesso a bit larger than my stamped image and let that dry.  I pressed my sentiment stamp from the Tin of Cards Stamp Set in VersaMark and then in Melon Mambo and stamped my card.  To finish it, I embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I mounted the strip on Melon Mambo Cardstock and set it aside.

Next, I used the medium sized die from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlets Dies and cut out Melon Mambo paper three times.  I glued them on Whisper White cardstock on the left side of the paper.

I glued the finished panel on the right side of the Whisper White Cardstock, overlapping the dies cuts a bit.  I mounted the whole thing on a piece of Melon Mambo card base and called it done!

The bright colors made me smile!  I hope it made you smile too!

Happy stampin’,

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