Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Spring is in the Air, at least for now.

We have had a very springy last few days, and our snow bank out front is significantly smaller.  Alas, Spring is only visiting because Winter will be back tomorrow with snow for the next few days.  For now though, I thought I'd make a springy card.  :)

As per usual I started off with the patterned paper, a really cute little set - Fancy Pants Summer's End 6x6 pad.  I suppose technically it is a fall themed pad, but the colours are so bright and fun it could easily be adapted to spring.

I chose the small little sentiment "Bloom where you're planted" from a page of sentiments and journaling blocks in the pad.  Since the flowers will be blooming (relatively) soon I thought this was appropriate.  I then chose the doily background, and all of the coordinating cardstock.  I particularly love the bright green in the patterns so I chose a couple of green shades that would compliment it, and some matching Stampin' Up! ribbon I've had for ages.

I decided to go with an easel folded card, so once I decorated and assembled the card front, I decorated the part of the inside of the card that would be showing when the card was displayed.  I chose the little bird stamp and decided to colour it with my Bic markers.  I found the blue was very blue once it was coloured so I added some blue to the petals on the sentiment so it would coordinate a little better.

Once ribbon and jewels were added, I added a space for a handwritten note in the center and I was done!

This is the first easel card I've made, and because of that I think my measurements were a little off and it didn't pop up as much as I would have liked.  That said, I think this card is really pretty and makes me look forward to when Spring is here to stay!  :)

I've decided to enter this card into the following challenges:
  1. Allsorts - Say It With Flowers
  2. Catered Crop - Ravenous for Ribbon Quickfire
  3. Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
  4. Craft Your Passion - Easel Cards
  5. Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
  6. Lets Ink it Up - Show us Your Flowers
  7. The Pretty Little Ribbon - Spring Colours
  8. Pile it On - St. Patrick's Day and/or Shades of Green

Here are the supplies I used:

Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla.  Fancy Pants Designs Summer's End 6x6 pad.

Stamp Set - Fancy Pants Designs Little Star.

Ink -  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Chestnut Roan.

Markers - Bic Mark It! Blue Skies Blue, Oceanview Blue.  Prismacolour Colourless Blender.

Adhesives - Tombo Mono Multi Liquid glue, Adhesive Runner permanent.  Mini Glue Dots.  Foam Squares.

Embellishments - Stampin' Up! Certainly Celery twill ribbon, Basic Rhinestones.

Tools - Paper trimmer, scissors, sponge, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, bone folder. 


Sarah said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love all the different details you have used.

Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

Candy C said...

Your Spring card is adorable! I love the papers you have used, your little birdie is so cute and your design is great! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Candy

Shirley said...

Lovely card, your work is so unique!!

I would like to nominate you for the Liebster Blog Award. Please look at my blog for the information:


I am also following you.


SuzanneK said...

Very pretty card, love the colours. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck with the challenge. Hugz Suzanne

marion said...

Really like your card !! It's so pretty ! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck. Hugs, Marion

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your Spring card, the patterned paper is gorgeous and the little birdie is so cute. Lovely design. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this pretty "spring-themed" easel card. The colors are fabulous on this card. Thanks so very much in joining us at Pile it On this week,Elizabeth (DT/PIO)

Christine said...

Saw you on my mum's blog for the Liebster Award. You're work is beautiful! So different to what I normally see! I am your latest follower :) x

Cathy Clouston said...

Wow, thanks Shirley - that is awesome! Thanks sooooo much!!! :)

Cheryl said...

So fun and sweet! Your card is just perfect for spring.

I’m stopping by from the Catered Crop.

**Check out my March Blog Candy**

Susan Hogan said...

A great easel card and so spring like in colours. Thanks for joining in the fun at LIIU.

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Very nice card. Really made me want spring to get here. Thank you for joining LIIU. Hugs, Velma DTM

Mummylade said...

wonderful work Cathy! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card love the style, Thanks for Joining us on the Pile It On challenge this time, see you soon! hugs Samantha :0)