Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Spring card

I really wanted to make a second card for the CAS54 challenge - Wishing for Spring.  Probably because I can't wait for Spring to arrive, and I want to be surrounded by the sights of Spring!  Like many of my stamps, I have had this one for a long time, and it has never seen ink.  Lately, I have been making more of an effort to use some of my neglected stamps.  Something about feeling guilty...

I am kicking myself right now because I had the perfect sentiment out and ready to use, then I forgot all about it.  It says "have a sunshiney day", and I like that so much better than "happy spring".  I may just have to make another card!

This image is watercolored, then cut out with a Nestabilities label die.  After embossing, I left the paper in the die to sponge the sky and grass, leaving a white border.  I tied a piece of thread around the ribbon to gather it a little bit under the button.

Supplies used:
Stamps - Happy Forest (Stamping Bella), Every day flexible phrases
Paper - GKD pure luxury white
Ink - Memento black, various SU classic reinkers for watercoloring
Accessories - aquapainter, Nestabilities die and Wizard, sponges, ribbon, thread, button, embroidery floss, glue dot, dimensionals

Is it Spring yet?



Susan Raihala said...

Not yet, but your card makes me think spring! Great job coloring this!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh K, I just love love love this spring card. You did a fabulous I mean FABULOUS job. Oh my girl. wow.

LeAnne said...

This is so cute...your sponging (I am assuming that's how you did it)is BEAUTIFUL!!! Great job on the CAS challenge!