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:
- Allsorts - Say It With Flowers
- Catered Crop - Ravenous for Ribbon Quickfire
- Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
- Craft Your Passion - Easel Cards
- Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
- Lets Ink it Up - Show us Your Flowers
- The Pretty Little Ribbon - Spring Colours
- 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.