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Nothing says Spring any more for me than flowers starting to bloom. I love this little violet cupcake Lockhart stamp so I decided to use it for my Spring card. I stamped it on a Perfect Paper Panel with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored it with Copic markers. I'm using Taylored Expressions Sketch #105 for my layout. I used my new Scallop Detail border punch on the top element and at the bottom, and added some tiny green flat backed pearls to it. I'd been wanting to make a poofy flower from tissue paper, since I bought this gigantic package of different colors, so today is the day. I punched out 16 layers, bradded them together, and sort of smooshed up the layers. I really LOVE the look of the tissue paper layers!! They almost look like real flower petals! I added a small button to the center, and made some leaves by punching out ovals, folding them in half, and running them at a diagonal through my paper crimper. The sentiment is computer generated and popped up on Pop Dots.
NOW, be sure to check out the samples by the rest of my crazy girls...er, I mean the Crazy 4 Challenges team ;-)
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Stamps: Violet Cupcake (Lockhart)
Paper: Stampers Select White (PTI); Sour Apple, Perfect Paper Panels (MFT); Gossamer 6 x 6 pack (Memory Box); tissue paper (craft store)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Milled Lavender Distress ink (Ranger)
Supplies: 3M Pop Dots, ribbon, brad, flat back pearls (craft store); oval punch, Scallop Detail Border punch (SU!); Copic markers; paper crimper
BEAUTIFUL Bar, love that flower.ReplyDelete
this is so lovely, barb...very springy indeed! i am so over winter, lady...bring on da spring! LOL!ReplyDelete
Hey GF - your spring card is BEAUTIFUL!!! The flower image is so pretty and I love the big added flower too!!! Hugs ~S~ReplyDelete
pretty card BarbReplyDelete
surely says spring to me.....what a beautiful bloom and love how you texturized the leaves...very cleverReplyDelete
BEAUTIFUL, Barbara...that flower is GORGEOUS!!!!ReplyDelete
This is beautiful. I kinda chuckled when you mentioned your flowers. I just bought a large pack of tissue paper for the very same reason. 16 layers, huh??? I have that stamp and have only used it once. Your card inspired me to use it again!ReplyDelete
Absolutely Lovely card. The flower embellishment is awesome. Happy 1st Day of Spring!ReplyDelete
Ooooh, this card is just gorgeous and I am IN LOOOVE with that flower! So glad you could play in the sketch challenge!ReplyDelete
Very pretty Bar!!ReplyDelete
What a pretty little cupcake, and gorgeous card! I love the crisp, clean lines of everything, and the poofy flower is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Great springy card!! And you changed your blog banner!! Spring is here!!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh Barb, this is GORGEOUS!!! What a beautiful flower!!! We are so lucky to be having such beautiful weather this weekend aren't we?!?!?ReplyDelete
Beautiful soft spring colors, Barbara! Wonderful coloring and design! Lovely card!ReplyDelete
Perfectly springy! Love that tissue flower!ReplyDelete
I love your fresh, spring-like card, Barbara. Thanks for sharing it with us.ReplyDelete
You are WAY too talented for one person to be :)
Makes me want to get sick, married, divorced or SOMETHING so you will send my a card!!
Ohh Barbara, this is a precious card!!! I am not a real fan of cupcake images, but this one is to DIE for! I think it's the prettiest one I've ever seen and your card does it justice!ReplyDelete
Beautifully colored, Barb!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous as always! I must put it on my list to try one of those beautiful flowers!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous flower and it looks so striking on this card. Thanks for sharing. ~DianeReplyDelete