Sunday, March 8, 2015

Springing Ahead?

Even here in the south winter has been hanging on.  One day it is warm and the next there are threats of freezing rain.  Today I woke up to a beautiful, sunny day.  My daffodils are blooming and I am ready for spring.  I love spring and all the gorgeous flowers.  I couldn’t help but use lots of flowers on today’s card, along with lots of swirls, for a very girly look.

I started with a die cut base, using Spellbinders’ Mystical Embrace and floral designer cardstock.  The frame is Sweet Stamps Elegant Scrollwork Frame, heat embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkles Bull Frog Embossing Powder on striped designer cardstock.  I used a perforating tool to punch around the inside and outside edges instead of doing a fussy cut.  This is popped up with dimensionals over the embossed and colored floral image from Sweet Stamps Elegant Filigree Oval. 

Paper flowers and a sheer bow were added to the corners, along with leafy swirls created from a Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish die.  This was cut into several pieces and tucked under the flowers.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenges:
Scrapy Land Challenge #13 - Use any brand of die Scrapy Land sells
Party Time Tuesday Challenge #196 - Anything Goes
All Sorts Challenge Week 301 – Spring Is In The Air
Stamp and Create March Challenge:  Is it Spring Yet?
Crazy 4 Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C276, Put a Bow On!
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 363 – Die Cuts and Punches
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes
Pennys Challenge 217 - One For The Girls/Female Cards
The Shabby Tearoom Challenge #247 – Pop of Pink


Lori Kobular said...

Happy Spring! Your card is gorgeous! I love all the flowers! I think Spring is my favorite season too! Everything coming back to life! The Spellbinder dies that you used are beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #13!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

So elegant and beautiful E Marie!! I just love your use of dies and the added foliage and flowers. So springy!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

Anet van Zyl said...

Gorgeous card E Marie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet GDTx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Exquisite Marie! Such a pretty feminine piece. Love the scrolled look and the Victorian look.

Shelly Schmidt said...

How beautiful! I love this fab card- love the images you used. The embossing in green is perfect- and I just love the die, the flowers and the bow! Thank You for joining us this week at SweetStamps- best of luck in the challenge and sure hope to see you back!

Monica Edwards said...

Gorgeous card thanks for joining us at

Roxie said...

The SweetStamps frame looks wonderful with the die cut frame, beautiful card!

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

Sandra H said...

Really cute card!! Love your design and all the elements!

Rene said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creation with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck,

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful stamps + Beautiful dies + Marie's fabulous touch = amazing card! This is gorgeous, Marie (and your outdoor garden sounds pretty, too!) Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

cheiron said...

Gorgeous flowers and layering! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

brenda said...

A beautifully bright and happy card and full of Springtime.

Thanks so much for joining in my Spring theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

susiestacey said...

Lovely card, such pretty flowers.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Spring is in the air' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

Riette said...

This is simply STUNNING!! All those beautiful elements fitting perfectly together.
Thank you for sharing with us at Party Time Tuesday.
Riëtte, DT

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for joining in with The Artistic Stamper challenge this month