Saturday 29 March 2014

something for spring ...

stamps: vivid vases, Madison avenue, teeny tiny sentiments from stampin up!
inks: tim holtz (picked raspberry & peacock feathers) ink pads, memento (tuxedo black) ink pad, promarkers
cardstock: craftwork cards digi cardstock plus 6x4" card blank
dies: finishing touches edgelits, stylish stripes embossing folder from stamping up! & sizzix using the big shot
   I cut the cardblank with a decorative edge die to reveal the inside, where I placed an embossed panel of card. I inked the front of the card with pink, then  stamped a repeat pattern with the block to create a background to place on the front of the card. for the topper, I stamped the image onto cardstock, (I chose not to ink the attached message, replacing this with a separate mothers day sentiment). the image was coloured using promarkers, then cut to shape and a matt inked in pink to edge the topper. I stuck this to the front of the card, carefully lining it up and only adding tape to the overlap so it didn't attach to the inside too!! I  edged the paper piece inside with a line of pink using a fine tipped promarker (you could matt and layer for a similar effect). the finishing touch was two inked pieces of card, which I shaped into banners and layered onto the embossed card inside. this adds interest and a pop of colour to the inside of the card and completes the chosen sketch. I think it makes for a nice bright card that could work equally well for a birthday or thankyou if you swap the sentiment!!
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  1. This is just darling! Love your bright, cheery colors- the vases are just fab! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Sketch this week!

  2. Great card for mom, love the vases

  3. Fabulous card! I love the cute image, thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers :-)

  4. FAb card - I love your colour mix! Thanks for joining in my Embossing Challenge at a Passion for Promarkers this week, Good Luck, Juliexx