Sunday, 6 July 2008

Happy spring colours

It may be the middle of winter in Sydney, but as far as this card goes, I think it feels much more like spring.This one came about when I found some extra card kits left from past workshops. I was initially going to make them up in the same designs as the original, but then I thought it would be much more fun to try to make something different with the pieces. There's not a lot of stamping, but you don't need a lot when you have beautiful patterned paper to start with.

It was super simple to make:
Attach the patterned paper & grosgrain ribbon to the base. Stamp & punch the greeting & flower centre (with 'Think Happy Thoughts' set), add a brad & mount on another punched circle & 2 scallop circles with lots of dimensionals.Attach the motif to the base with more dimensionals & you're ready to brighten someone's day... which I hope it did when it arrived at my friend Sam's place!

Just to compare, here's the original card, which I made for my World Cardmaking Day workshop last October.In this one, I used the reverse side of the striped paper, chocolate grosgrain ribbon (now retired), stamped & punched flowers & friend greeting from the 'Looks Like Spring' set & gold brads.

The card was actually a simplified case of this one, which was a Stampin' Up! project in October. Good News: Spring Showers designer series paper (& Spring Flowers paper too) is not shown in the current Idea Book & Catalogue, but it is still available to purchase. It's designed to coordinate beautifully with the 'Looks Like Spring' stamp set & 'Spring Bouquet' punch too, which I love too. Contact me if you'd like more information.

Supplies: Spring Happy Thoughts
Stamps: Think Happy Thoughts Card/Paper: Very vanilla, bashful blue, brocade blue, Spring Showers Designer Series Paper Ink: brocade blue, so saffron Accessories: brocade blue brad (Rich Regals® brads), brocade blue grosgrain
Tools: scallop circle punch, circle punches (1 3/8 inch, 1 ¼ inch, ¾ inch)

Supplies: Spring Friend
Stamps: Looks Like Spring Card/Paper: Kraft, very vanilla, bashful blue, chocolate chip, spring Showers Designer Series Paper Ink: bashful blue, basic brown Accessories: gold brads, chocolate grosgrain Tools: Spring Bouquet punchSupplies: Spring Friend


Patty Tanúz said...

Beautiful cards!!!! all I like a lot!!!! Kisses from México!

Sam said...

Hi Di,

It certainly did brighten my day...a whole lot! I have it sitting on my craft table now for inspiration :-).

Have a great day,

Chrissie said...

I just love these cards! They are so so bright and happy... unlike my day here!

I have left something for you on my blog!