Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Welcome Spring


At SweetStamps blog today our theme is Welcome Spring.  Please join us for a chance to win $20.00 in FREE stamps by entering your Welcome Spring creation in our challenge.  If you enter using a SweetStamps stamp you will be entered twice in the drawing.
    




All the papers for this card are from the Authentique Gathering 6x6 paper pack.  I started with the orange patterned piece, cut a border from the polka dot paper and used All Purpose Spray Adhesive to attach it to the card.  The oval was die cut using the Nellie's Multi Frame MFD007 and for the small oval I used the Nellie's Oval 3 Multi Frame MFD013.  For the folded corner I attached a piece of the polka dot paper to the backside of the card folding it over twice so the point is folded under.  Before adhering this layer to the front of the card I attached the brown side of the double sided ribbon, then tied another piece of ribbon around the first piece with the blue side showing.  I used a piece of the same cream patterned paper as the oval to make the corner of the card and added strips of Latte self adhesive pearls from Kaiser Craft.  I also used the same pearls around the small oval.  The image and sentiment are both from SweetStamps.com, the 3039 Blue Bells were stamped on cream card stock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored using Creative Inspirations paints, I mixed a little Turquoise, Sage and Fairy Dust together and used it to color the petals of the flowers, the centers were colored with Burnt Clay and then Raw Sienna of the top of that, the center of the flowers are colored with Chocolate and the leaves were colored using Sage.   The 9134 Welcome Spring was stamped using Brownie Shades Dye ink.  I used foam dots behind both of the ovals to pop them up from the card.


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10 comments:

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Such a pretty design and i love the colors you used...how fun to use the Creative Inspirations paint.
Have a sweet week

Stacey Richardson, SweetStamps.com said...

Fantastic design! I love the folded back corner with the ribbon and the pearl accents! Great coloring with CI paints too!

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Sandy, stunning card beautiful design paper adore that stamp too!
Hugs
Tamara

jonim52 said...

Love the blue shimmer on the flowers. You have inspired me to play with the CI paints.

Linda said...

Beautiful design and colors!!!!! Love the shimmering on the flowers!!!!! Gorgeous card!!!!!

Bonnie Brown said...

Sandy what a pretty card! I love the corner with the pearls and the coloring with the CIP's!!

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful card Sandy, loving the pearls and the shimmer from the CIP!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done- love the colors and the CI paint- love the shimmer. What a cool corner embellishment with the piercing!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Love the folded corner with the pearls! Such a fun design!! Beautiful job! I love the shimmer on the flowers!

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Sweet card! I love how you did the corner, such a cute idea. And of course love the shimmer of the CI paints.