Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Happy Tuesday Stampers!

And a lovely Tuesday it is! The sun is shining and the snow is melting, albeit slowly. Today's card is using another bunch of Spring-y colors - Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal and Lovely Lilac.
I used Naturals Ivory card stock for the base and cut it to 6"x 7" (scored at 3.5") so that I have a long narrow card (for a change). Next I used another piece of Naturals Ivory card stock to stamp the flowers on. The stamp set I choose was With All My Heart from the Occasions Mini (available on wood or clear mount). I inked the largest flower in Regal Rose and stamped it randomly. I did the same with the next size flower in Apricot Appeal and then the smallest flower in Lovely Lilac. I then cut the card stock into 3 equal squares and mounted them onto 3 pieces of Regal Rose card stock that measured just 1/8" larger than the Naturals Ivory card stock. I put these aside for a moment. I selected a piece of Certainly Celery designer paper as my back ground. I cut it to 53/4 x 31/2" so as to leave a border around it and mounted it onto the card front. Then I adhered the 3 stamped and mounted pieces side by side to the front of the card. If you look closely you can tell where I cut the stamped pieces between some of the flowers - make sure when you're putting your pieces on the front, you put them in order so the flowers will match up.
To finish it off, I wrapped a length of Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon around the front of the card and tied it with a bow. The greeting I selected is also from the With All my Heart stamp set. I inked it with our Classic Black ink and stamped it onto a piece of the Naturals Ivory card stock again. I punched it out with our large Oval Punch. Next I punched out a scalloped oval in Certainly Celery card stock with our Scalloped Oval Punch. I mounted the greeting onto the scalloped oval using our Snail Adhesive and then mounted it to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
And there you have it! A quick and easy card with lots of Spring colors to get you in the mood for better weather! I hope you enjoy today's card, and as always feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Until then....

Happy Stampin'


Susan said...

Love the whole card; the colors are a great change, from winter. TFS!!

craftystamper said...

Love your card.