Well, as promised, I'm back this week. I thought that today was a good day, being the first day of Spring. And, believe it or not, it was a Spring day today. It was 45 deg. and balmy and on top of that almost all of our snow is gone. I can hardly wait. This has been a long tough winter and I'm sure we will all be happy for it to be over. I suppose that is why most all of my cards have had that Spring feeling. I want to move beyond the doom and gloom of the grey sky's and cold temps.
This card is using all the new PaperTrey products, the paper, and ribbon and oh I'm so in love with it. The stamp is one that I fell in love with from Stampendous. I bought this from my friends Joy and Daisy over at Electic Paperie. Although this is one of those horrible pictures that do not have the good lighting, I can tell you that this card looks very soft and elegant in real life. The cardstock, designer paper, ribbon and ink are all in Aqua Mist. It is a beautiful color and oh so Springy !! I also used a few splashes of Diamond Stickles in the center of the flower just to add a bit of bling (wink, wink).
Here is another card that I had fun making. It is done with Cameo Coral from SU - a color that I don't use all that often but it went perfectly with the designer paper from SU, Ginger Blossom. The stamp set is SU Embrace Life. I cut out the flowers and water colored them with the great water color crayons from SU. Then I took a pen and curled the petals of the flower under to give them more dimension. I used dimensionals to pop them up. I added the cute flower textile trim at the last minute. It was sitting on my desk and I thought "Wow! this goes together" and glued it on the underside of the Ginger Blossom panel. I made another card with out the trim and I really like this one better. Now if I was like my friend Cami, I would have sewn that trim on. I just haven't gotten to that point yet. I figure by the time I start sewing on my cards, everyone else will be done doing that and it will be a whole new technique !! :)
Well, that is it for today. If you like what you see, please leave a comment. I hope that everyone has a Happy & Sunny Easter Holiday.