Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hello Spring

I had some of my “rainbow” alcohol ink background left over and decided to make this card with a simple message.  I used an embossing folder on the left over cardstock and rubbed blue ink over it to bring out the image.  I used a large label die to cut it out and ran red ink along the edges.  This is layered onto the left side of a piece of decorative cardstock, with a border punched from blue cardstock run between.  This is all layered on a card base of the same blue cardstock.

The sentiment is 3398-425A Hello Spring from Sparkle N Sprinkle's new Stamp Set 425 - Spring Swirl.  I love the mixture of two different fonts and it is the perfect size for the label die I used to cut it out.  It is stamped in red ink on the same light blue glossy cardstock I used when I created the “rainbow” background.  I sponged the same red ink around the edges of the label and attached it to the bottom right corner of the card with double stick foam to pop it up.  Then I added a narrow, shiny, red ribbon and bow along the left side to tie it all together.

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge – Free and easy  
Little Claire's - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge #81 - Color Me Wonderful (Alcohol Ink, Distress Ink, Dye Ink)
Allsorts Challenge #90 – Sentiment
Stamping Vacation: Special Month Challenge - Bird Feeding Month


Davi said...

Such a lovely card. Great embossing, the way you used the rainbo and shadowed the image. Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage.

Rleen said...

Oh yes.... Spring is here :) I love the rainbow colors in your embossed cute birdie. This is fabulous. You did a wonderful job!
Thank you for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy this week challenge. Hope to see you again next challenge.
Hugs, Rleen

Carol S. said...

A nice colourful card. Love the rainbow effect. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire for our first blog challenge. Carol S. LCDT xx

Katie said...

Super card!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

Kathy said...

Really cool, love the background you created! Thanks for playing along at Phindy's Place this week.

Cheryl said...

this is just gorgoues such beautiful detail, bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Motherhen3 said...

Lovely - a wonderful happy mixture of super ingredients..........makes one smile. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our first blog challenge. xxGaynor LCDT

Adrina said...

Great spring card!!
Thanks for joining The Pixie Cottage this week.
Adrina XX

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Wow, love how you used the alcohol inks, simply amazing!! Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY anything goes challenge:)

Lisette Morris said...

Love that rainbow effect! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie cottage!