Good morning and Happy Spring! Yes, folks, after one last (Please, Lord let it be true) Spring blizzard, we finally hit 70 plus over the weekend. Easter Sunday was an absolutely gorgeous day and I’m happy to report my dinner turned out fabulous. Tried a few new recipes, had loved ones here to enjoy it with us, and topped it all off with a little much-needed relaxation. Thanks to my pal Twyla, I also learned a new crochet stitch and turned out a really cute little medallion. AKA coaster. Thanks bestie!!!
So, this week I’m featuring the set
For my first card, I started with a half sheet of Smoky Slate and created a monochrome background using Smoky Slate ink and the daisy which, of course, I also used for the main focal point of the card.
Paired with a really cute embossing folder that features a lovely array of flowers, a little bit of bling, and some Copic coloring, I think we have a winner!
The stamped and colored daisies and leaves were all hand trimmed and popped up on dimensionals of various heights over my embossed panel of So Saffron.
I tied a bit of soft ivory ribbon around the So Saffron piece then layered it on a slightly larger panel of Basic Gray cs and then edged it with a Bazzill Vine border punched strip. With that all done, I adhered the whole works to the card.
i started with a Pirouette Pink card and scored it at 2-1/8 inches from either end for a gatefold opening.
Next, I cut two panels of ivory and folder embossed them with my Sizzix Victoria folder. Each panel was edged with a plain ivory scallop edge and then adhered to the left and right panels of the card front.
Next, I stamped the berries and leaves and the sentiment on ivory with Cameo Coral ink. The center panel was watercolored using a water pen to draw the stamped ink into the design and the sentiment was punched with the Word Window punch. I layered the colored berry piece on a slightly larger piece of Certainly Celery and then again on Cameo Coral. The sentiment was layered on a Cameo Coral Modern Label punched piece.
I also stamped a separate leaf and berry on a scrap of ivory, water colored it with the water pen and ink pads (KIwi Kiss, Melon Mambo), hand trimmed it and popped it up on dimensionals on my previously colored and layered piece. A little ribbon tied in a pretty bow and a few pearls finish things off.
My card is a 6-1/2 x 7 piece of white folded in half.
I kept the card clean but added a couple of strips of turquoise and black along the vertical midline with a pair of yellow glittered brads to add a little sparkle.
My pear and dragonfly were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic markers.
i hand trimmed the dragonfly and glittered the wings a bit (hard to see in the photo…sorry!) before adding it to the pear with a dimensional. This piece was then layered on the same turquoise and again on black.
As always, thank you so much for stopping by today!
i hope you have a great week.
Here’s the supply list for this week:
S: Infinite Goodness, Express Yourself
P: Smoky Slate, Bazzill Vine, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Pirouette Pink, Cameo Coral, Ivory, White, Basic Black, French Poptone, Pool
I: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Cameo Coral, Kiwi Kiss, Melon Mambo, Memento Tuxedo Black
A: brads, Yellow stickles, gems,, Flower Frenzy embossing folder, ribbon, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, blender pen, foam dimensionals, Scallop border punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, 2 way glue, glitter, Victory embossing folder
Copics: G99, Y38, YG11, YR14, YR31, G43, Y06, G20, Y00, YG01, B01