Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Springtime Birthday Wishes

100_4543     I really look forward to springtime!  Everything is fresh and new.  The new growth is bright green, the sunshine is golden and the birds start singing a different tune.  It’s time!  Springtime is upon us!  I always seem to turn my stamping style to the natural look of sponging or braying this time of year.  It’s a natural look and one that is different every time you do it!  

     For this particular card, I started by sponging a 2” x 4.25” panel with a fresh sunrise scene.  After adhering it to the 4.25” square card base, I stamped on the spring blooming tree from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  Any areas that didn’t get a good contact, I colored in using a marker of the same color (I used Early Espresso on this card).  The sentiment is found in Sincere Salutations.  Of course, I had to create an envelope with the new Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.  I started with a 7” x 7” piece of Daffodil Delight card stock and scored it at 3-1/8” on all four sides.  I really am enjoying the Simply Scored Tool and the Diagonal Plate accessory to go with it.  I love that I can make all sorts of odd sized cards and an envelope to go with it :)

     I really like how this card came together.  I will be featuring it throughout my March workshops.  It’s simple to do and packs a real “WOW”.  The envelope is the ‘frosting on the cake’.  Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to set a sponge to some card stock :)



Supply List:  Whisper White & Daffodil Delight card stock, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede & Early Espresso Classic inks, Stampin’ Sponges, Brights Brads, Sincere Salutations stamp set, Thoughts & Prayers stamp set, Mat Pack, Piercing Tool, 1” circle punch