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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Springtime Swap Card

Is Spring actually here? The calendar says it is...we had the threat of snow this past Friday, but it didn't really happen. Today is the 50's and somewhat's definitely promising! So, to celebrate Spring's arrival, I have a Springtime card for you.....I hosted a swap recently, and that was the theme....this was my submission.

If you look around in the stores at all the Spring clothes, jewel tones seem to dominate. So, I guess I'm right in line with this rather vivid card....the colors here are So Saffron, Pear Pizzaz, and Poppy Parade, with a touch of Basic Black and Whisper White. I'm in love with this combination!

This really was an easy card to put together and I'm thrilled with the end result. That center focal point was created with the fabulously wonderful 2 1/2" circle makes those big circles so easy! As you can see, I stamped on the white circle in Pear Pizzaz (I do believe it's my FAVORITE In-Color this year!!), and added in a couple of those cute little flowers, created with one of the shapes in the Itty Bitty Shapes Pack. And what says Spring better than butterflies? So, one of those adorable, tiny, little butterflies from the Beautiful Wings sizzlet was added for just the right touch. To create the scallop background behind the circle layers, I used my poor, neglected Flower Folds Bigz Die.....there are 2 put together. (The 2nd from the smallest was used.)

The ladies in the swap have not received this yet...but all the swaps are postal and on their way. Hope they like this one!

Stamps: Just Believe, Thank You Kindly, French Script
Inks: Pear Pizzaz, Basic Gray
CS: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzaz, So Saffron, Basic Black
Big Shot: Square Lattice EF, Lots of Tags, Flower Folds Bigz Die, Beautiful Wings Sizzlet
Misc: 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Circle Scissor Plus, Wide Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals, Basic Pearls, Itty Bitty Shapes Pack

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