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Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring has Sprung!

....well almost! After all the snow and last week's flooding, we have had an unexpected treat from Mother Nature here in NE New Jersey.....sunny skies, and 70 degree weather! OK, so it might be a tease, but it's such a welcome reprieve from all the nasty weather of late....even the trees are budding and the crocuses are spouting up. And since Spring is officially here tomorrow, it is soooo welcome!

So, you know what that means, don't you?.....a Spring-themed card is in order and that's the challenge for this week's Bloggers' Challenge: Think Spring! This card....and yes, it's pink again! (For a non-pink gal, I seem to be on a pink streak!!).......is so simple and soft and was oh, so easy!

For the center panel, the flower was stamped onto Vellum paper.....it takes a few minutes for the ink to dry, so if you decide to duplicate this card, be sure to set it aside. The cut out flower and leaves were created with my Big Shot, of course, and the Birds and Blooms Sizzlet. The edges were all sponged to give each layer a bit more definition, and the Clear Crystal Brad was added to the center. To assemble, the stamped vellum was layered ink-side-down against a layer of Whisper White....I just used a Mini Glue Dot in each of the upper corners to secure the Vellum, and if you hide them in an image, they barely show! In this case, the card base is Pretty in Pink instead of my normal neutral color.

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Kind Thanks

Inks: Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray

CS: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Vellum

Misc: White Taffeta Ribbon, Round Clear Crystal Brad, Cropadile, Mini Glue Dots, Pop-Up Glue Dot, Birds in Bloom Sizzlet, Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Please note: ALL materials used to create this sample are currently available from SU!

Disclaimer: This was inspired by another sample that I saw online, although I cannot remember the source.

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!

25 comments:

Basement Stamper said...

Very pretty, love that stamped on the vellum!

njburk said...

Very Pretty--lov the soft colors. I never remember to use Vellum! Glad you did--maybe I"ll try it again!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the use of the vellum, really adds softness to your card.

BarbaraW said...

Very pretty card. The background is so refreshing.

Ida P. Krause said...

Very pretty. Love the colors you used and the use of the vellum (I always forget about using vellum). Hope your warm weather stays!

Nikki Bond said...

Soft pretty colors! Love it! {SMILES}

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Soft and pretty Spring time. Luv the vellum, I never use it either! Great card.

GCgirl said...

Gorgeous colors and love the subtle background :-)

Claudia said...

Love the soft look of the Vellum and the die cut flowers work great with that stamp set!

Lisa Bohler said...

Love these colors! Such a pretty card for a such a springy feeling!

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the soft look you get when stamping on vellum.

Connie Paxman said...

Perfect die-cuts with the perfect stamp and colors...you really aced the spring theme...love this card and saving.
connie paxman

Lisa said...

Pretty card! Love the way the vellum makes it look so soft.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the look of the flowers on the vellum- and the cut out flower is so pretty- love the pretty colors you used.

Connie said...

So soft and pretty...I never think to use Vellum anymore! Great job...

Selene Kempton said...

perfect layout! Excellent colors, this feels JUST like spring!

Patti Chesky said...

Enjoy that beautiful weather!!!! It sounds perfect.....we're back to being cold in MN.

I love how the vellum muted the flowers. So soft and serene!!! Great card!!

sheryl said...

Super pretty! I thought the vellum was DP at first--it really turned out beautifully!

Margaret Raburn said...

Barbara, I love your card. It is so soft yet colorful. Great use of the vellum!

tonistamps said...

I love all the pink Barb! This also reminds me that I haven't used vellum in a long time...might need to drag it out!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is absolutely lovely Barbara! What a great way to use vellum! So soft and elegant! :D

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is so pretty!! Here is to Spring!!

Rachel Hope said...

What a Lovely Spring Card! Makes me feel all warm and happy!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh these colors are PERFECT for spring. Perfect use with the vellum! TFS!

Robin Merriman said...

Another beautiful card, Barbara - love the background you created!

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