Friday, March 18, 2011

Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring I’m not much of a gardener, so what little flowers you’ll see around my landscaping are probably weeds or what a bird may have flown in. This card depicts what you could find in my “garden” that show me spring is on the way!

Stamps:   Nature walk, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Papers:   Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink:  Old Olive, (Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Concord Crush and Tempting Turquoise Stampin’ Write Markers)
Accessories: Hemp Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Crumb Cake Seam Binding
Tools: Paper Snips, Spritzer Tool, Mini Glue Dots, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Aqua Painter, Snail
Techniques Used:  Tearing, Ribbon Fringe

Bird Nest Close Up How did I do that?  I used a bunch of markers on this little project so the flowers themselves and the egg are not quite true to any of the Stampin’ Up! colors but a blend of colors (The egg is Tempting Turquoise and Concord Crush and the flowers are Daffodil Delight with a hint of the Old Olive left from the stamp). Then I used an aqua painter on the leaves and the egg to give a slight, I mean slight, watercolored look.   The egg is popped up with a section of a dimensional and snail along the bottom half to give a rounded appearance. Don’t you love that?  I do!




  1. Linda, your style of card rocks!! I love your description & thank you for sharing the nitty-gritty details!!

  2. Such a cool and clever design. Love the fringed seam binding. Blessings, Diane

  3. I think I may have left a comment on SCS, but I'll say it here in case I didn't ..... this is a lovely Easter card. Very CAS but with huge WOW power.

    I also like it because it could really be any kind of card; Sympathy, Thinking of you; Hello, Just Because, even Happy Birthday. I love cards like this. TFS!!

  4. I love this Linda ! What a gorgeous and CLASSY card! TFS