Friday, March 21, 2008

Spring Flowers


Happy Spring!

Yesterday was officially the first day of spring, so I thought I'd celebrate with some spring flowers. I made this card with Carolyn King's latest stamp set by Gina K. Designs, Framed Flowers. All ink is from Stampin' Up!. The cardstock is Crafters Select White by Papertrey Ink. It's the perfect weight for white card bases. The paper is, of course, For Peeps Sake by Imaginisce (are you tired of seeing it yet?). I used some of Gina K. Designs new Bling & Dazzle -- Pastel Button Babies and Plastic Tag Assortment. These plastic tags are so much fun to work with -- you can stamp directly on them, color on them with Copics, or cover them with paper like I did on this card. I applied the paper to the tag then sanded the edges. I inked just a portion of the sentiment stamp with a Close to Cocoa marker, then I stamped on the paper covering the tag.

For the main image, I inked the flowers using Soft Sky ink, then drew around the edges with a Bashful Blue marker. The leaves were inked with Gable Green and Green Galore markers. I added a little sparkle and dimension to the flowers with some Baby Blue Stickles. The frame was stamped in Close to Cocoa ink. I added some SU! Itty Bitty Backgrounds around the image and sponged the edges. The grass was inked with Gable Green, Rock-n-rolled in Green Galore, stamped, and cut out. It is mounted on dimensionals. I added the Button Babies to the corner -- aren't they so cute? The ribbon is light blue dotted organdy from May Arts, and the copper cord is from SU! (retired).

I love how soft and springy this card looks. It would be great for a birthday, thank you, or just because card. It's good to have a few of those cards in my stash! I hope you're inspired to make something "springy" -- thanks so much for stopping by today! :)

12 comments:

beate said...

Wow! Christina, that is absolutely beautiful!
gorgeous card!

Happy Easter!
Hugs and smiles

Pat S. said...

Your card looks so fresh!
I would never have thought of cutting out the grass...nice touch :)

Carolyn King said...

Wonderful Christina...I love this card--the colors are amazing!

Fantastic girl!

Pam Speidel said...

This is so pretty...and so SPRINGY! I love the colors, layout and friend tag. Happy Easter!

Jill said...

This is really gorgeous! Nice work!

Dawn Easton said...

Christina, this is so pretty! Wonderful image to go with those yummy papers ;)
Happy Easter to you and your family!

Julia Stainton said...

Fresh and beautiful! I love it!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

This is stunning! I just LOVE the colors and the paper you used! So sweet!

Alexandra said...

Very pretty and springy - love the colors! Have a happy Easter! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Bethany Paull said...

This is entirely gorgeous! I love the colors, the ink splots and grass. Heck, everything!

shel9999 said...

This is SOOOO pretty and SOOOO springy!!! Love it!

Amy said...

Beautiful card! Love the soft spring colors!