Saturday, March 5, 2011

Spring Blues

Today was one of those dreary days but with the feel of spring.  All the Pear trees have started to bloom and my Camellias are also starting to bloom.  This is the inspiration for this card.

This is a 6” x 6” card with a deep blue card base.  I used a Martha Stewart corner/border deep edge punch and light blue cardstock for the second layer.  Love the look of this punch set.  To create the next layer, I used my favorite light blue glossy cardstock ($2 special at Big Lots last year - should have bought more) and used Adirondack Denim ink pad to stamp a fabulous Impression Obsession background stamp called CC039 Cover-a-Card Lg. Paisley It stamped so beautifully on the glossy cardstock.

For the main floral image I stamped another Impression Obsession stamp called F1103 Primrose & Butterfly.   I stamped it with Versamark ink on white glossy paper, then brayered over it with the Denim ink.  I cut around the image and layered it with foam tape on a light blue strip punched and embossed using another Martha Stewart border punch.  I added a little denim ink to the punch edges.  This was layered in the center of the card.

For embellishment I added a sheer blue double bow and a small pearl heart pin I bought in the sewing section at JoAnn’s.  For the butterflies I embossed vellum with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, cut out the image, and lightly sponged the edges with the Denim ink.

This card has been entered in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 154 – Signs of Spring
The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge – Ouch! Pins, pins,…pins  
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge Week 31 – Embossing
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge #83 – Spring is in the air
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #24 – Favorites (Martha Stewart punches, embossing, flowers, and butterflies)
Little Claire's Designs: Challenge 2 - Flower
Delightful Challenges - Welcome Spring


Mrs Ham said...

Marie, this card is gorgeous. I love how you used that Martha Stewart Punch (I'm going to have to buy that one). Those embossed butterflies are beautiful. Wow lady.

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the border punch.

Nikki x

Nikbee said...

I forgot to say thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
Nikki F x

Sandra P said...

This card is so lovely! Love the colors and those butterflies are beautiful :)

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Sandra P

Donna said...

Such beautiful butterfly cards, Marie! The pink one is lovely, too! Sounds like you're ready for Spring to arrive!

Cindy Haffner said...


Bonnie said...

Oh this is beautiful - love those vellum butterflies! Thanks for playing with Paper Romance this week!

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG!!! This is exquisite! Thanks for joining the Cuttlebug Spot this week! xxD

Vee said...

What a stunning card!!. Thanks for playing with Top Tip Tuesday this week. Good Luck
xx Vee

Louise said...

Wow, your card is beautiful, you have put so much work into it!
Thank you so much for joining us this week at Little Claire's x

Ria said...

OMg this is the prettiest thing I have seen so far :) thanks for playing the Vellum challenge at Paper Romance this week.
hugs Ria

Cec said...

Fabulous card. Love the colours and all the great techniques you used. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Juanita said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy.