Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Hello Spring

The first day of spring is March 20.  For many areas of the country daffodils and tulips are blooming.  Right now a lot of the Bradford Pear trees are in full bloom, the white buds as my son calls them.  

I live in a southern state so I miss the spring season.  
Today's card celebrates spring and all the beauty of Jehovah's creation.  

I used Taylored Expressions Hello Spring stamps and matching dies.  I colored the images with Copic markers.  I used a bright cardstock as my background and added a small strip of pattern paper to ground the animal cars.  

I added a pretty green ribbon between the sections to serve as grass.  After stamping the sentiment and die cutting the clouds it was pretty much done.  

Cute, cute, cute, if I must say so!

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Love Sketch

Every month Reverse Confeffi has a new card sketch.  Everyone is invited to use their RC stamps to create a project and be eligible to win $20 to spend in their store.  I haven't played along for a while so I thought I would enter a card.  Here's the sketch.


I found this sketch a little challenging.  It seems like a lot of elements for a limited space but I plunged in.  I worked on the design for a number of hours and finally put together a card I was happy with.  

I really like how the end result turned out.  The Heart Love Pretty Panel die is one of my favorites.  I used Blackberry Bliss cardstock, a very dark maroon color, and some coordinating paper as the start of my design.  

I used Love Blooms stamp set and non-traditional ink colors to enhance the focal area of the card.  

I'll let you know if my card is randomly picked as the winner.  Thanks!

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Beach Belle

I made a happy card for a friend that needs encouragement.  I hope it makes her smile.  
The stamp is Taylored Expressions Beach Belle.  How fun is a penguin kicking a sandy beach.  

I used the Palm Tree die and some paper that reminded me of the trunk of a real palm tree.  I see them all the time so believe me it's pretty close.  I stamped Belle and colored her with Copic markers.  The sentiment and bucket of hearts is from TE's Surfs Up stamp.  

It is a male companion set.  Hum, thinking it would make a cute anniversary card with the two penguins.  Both of these stamp sets are retired and no longer available.  

I'm entering this card is this week's Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge.  Thanks for stopping by!

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