Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Spring is in the air...

Yeah. I wish. It's still cold and grey and miserable here.

But... to counteract the gloom, here's a pretty, shimmery card in bright, spring colours. :)

I spritzed and splattered a background with Dylusions spray inks in bright, cheerful shades of yellow, pink and green and stamped over it with a Crafty Individuals stamp. I then stamped the flower parts of the stamp again onto off-cuts of the spritzed background card, cut them out and painted some extra detail (and added a bit more glitz and shimmer) with Dylusions mica sprays.

I matted Basic Grey Stella Ruby paper onto vibrant green Basic Grey cardstock and attached to a white card blank. I cut a strip of the Basic Grey cardstock and punched along one edge with a Martha Stewart edge punch and layered this across the card and added a piece of Making Memories crocheted flower ribbon on top. The stamped image was matted onto more Basic Grey cardstock and attached to the card with foam pads and the flower sections were laid over the main image again with foam pads. To finish I stamped a couple of cute little bees (from an Artemio stamp set) onto more spritzed card off-cuts, cut them out and attached.

And there you have it, a pretty floral card in fresh, spring colours. I'm entering this card into blog challenges at the Crafty Individuals blog (theme: Spring) and the Stampalot Challenge blog (theme: In The Garden.

8 comments:

Kathryn said...

Hey Great card x

Linda said...

Really lovely card - the colours are beautiful.

stampdiva said...

Beautiful colours and stamping. This stamp is so perfect for creating decoupage style flowers.
Thank you for sharing with us at the CI Challenge.
(problems with commenting so had to comment under Stampdiva which directs you to The Stampsmith Blog who I also design for - don't want to cause confusion)
Wishes
Lynne

May said...

BEAUTIFUL card, love the colours! fabulous stamping x Hugs May x x

laury55 said...

wonderful, love the bright colors and the 3D flowers

pinky said...

I love it, so perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.
Pinky

Jean Hardy said...

A lovely 'Spring' card - I can almost smell those flowers and hear the buzzing bees! Thanks so much for joining in with the CI Challenge. Jean (Amazingly sunny and warm up in the grim North East today!)

Scrap Affair said...

Hi, nice to meet you:)
I LOVE this card! Colors and composition-fantastic!Perfection!

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