One of the challenges this card is for is the Unity Stamp challenge,
which requires you to use ONLY Unity/Ippity stamps. I don't have very many, so finding some that would be appropriate for the "New Beginnings" theme was interesting. However, I have a friend who will be moving out of the 48 states from a warm, sunny climate to one very different! I thought this would be a nice message to send.
I used two of the Ippity's stamps sets, Quotes a 'la Happy (IPK-135),
and Authentic Man (IPK-132). Yep, those little "blades os grass" are actually the design from Authentic man turned sideways and heat embossed in a mix of gold, orange, and yellow sparkle (Just like my sun) I stamped and embosssed the sun a second time onto print paper and cut out the center so it would really pop out from behind the cloud. (Actually the Nesties Labels 14). The bluebird of happiness is cut from DCWV pattern paper, Songbird, so as not to use any other company's stamps!
I really like the CAS look of this card.