Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Spring is coming, or so they tell me...

Happy Leap Day everyone!  Today's card I'm entering in the spring challenge at the cuttlebug spot.  This challenge came at a good time because after the last storm we had I think it may be awhile before spring arrives in person. :)

I started with Tim Holtz's Seasonal Paper Stash.  I used a strip from the 6x6 sized print of vintage seed packets.  I love this print as it reminds me of my Nanny and Grampy's garden that they had when I was young, and going with Grampy to pick out seeds. 

I chose cardstock, ribbon and ink to coordinate with the print.  After stamping and embossing with my Cuttlebug, I added some ink with a Ranger Inksentials tool to bring out the embossed pattern on the background, and around the edges of all of the pieces with an artist sponge. It seems that these days I can't help but ink everything!  I decided not to add a sentiment because its always nice to have a pretty notecard on hand as you never know when you will need one. 

I love how this card turned out! Perhaps spring isn't as far away as I thought. :)

Here is my list of supplies:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up!  Rich Razzleberry textured, Very Vanilla.  Recollections Kraft.  Tim Holtz Seasonal Paper Stash.

Stamps:  Fancy Pants "Little Star" clear set.

Ink:  Stampin' Up! Rich Razzleberry, Mango Mambo, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip.

Embellishments:  Stampin' Up! Hemp Twine.  Purple satin ribbon from my stash.

Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug paper Lace II.

Other tools:  We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, paper trimmer, Ranger Inksentials blending tool, artist sponge.

Adhesives:  Tombo Mono permanent adhesive runner, foam squares, Mini Glue Dots.

1 comment:

Kerry said...

Pretty spring card. Thanks for joining in at the Cuttlebug spot this week.