I don't know about you, but I am inspired by George Clooney. I love his passion for the people of the Sudan; his activism for things that many Americans take little notice of. I like that he uses his celebrity for good. Yes, there is a lot to like about George Clooney. He seems like he'd be someone that you'd smile to be around. And, well, he's pretty easy on the eyes. There's that too.
But this is a papercrafting blog, so where exactly does George Clooney fit in? I was over on Pinterest the other day and I saw this movie poster for George Clooney's movie, Up In the Air. It's hard to believe that a movie promoting Mr. Clooney wouldn't have his twinkling eyes prominently featured. But this was a sparse little poster and I loved the design. I especially loved those cute little clouds made from hearts. Aren't they adorable?
I immediately knew I would use the heart clouds somewhere on a paper crafting project and I thought they worked perfectly for this little valentine of a card. I've had this sentiment in my head for awhile and when I saw this orange bicycle sticker from Echo Park, I knew that was just the thing I needed. I love blue and orange paired together.
For the backdrop, I use a fun pattern from Echo Park's Happy Days line. I wanted the bicyle and the heart clouds to pop a bit against the background, so I white washed the patterned paper a bit with some thin acrylic paint. I used heart punches to make the clouds then sewed them on the card to make them look a bit puffy. The sun sticker had a sentiment that didn’t fit the card, so I covered the wording by adding a plain yellow circle on top and inking the edges orange.
To finish the card, I wrote a sentiment with letter stickers. So, now I'm thinking I should send this card off to George....afterall, I really do bike him.