Monday, March 9, 2020

Springtime Cards

Hello friends. I'm up on the Sweet n Sassy blog today sharing two spring-themed cards created with the NEW stamp sets for March! This first one features the "Sweet Little Lamb" set. I couldn't resist adding some hearts from the set to my tree, and those tiny little flowers to the vines along my fence.

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Supplies and Tools:
  • Sweet Little Lamb (Sweet n Sassy Stamps)
  • Canson Mixed Media Paper
  • Watercolor Brush Pens (Benicci)  
  • Christmas Quilt Embossing Folder (Couture Creations)
  • Dotted Ovals Dies (Sizzix)
  • Grass, Tree, Vine Dies (Cottage Cutz)
  • Versamark Watermark Ink 
  • Black Embossing Powder (Ranger)
  • These colors of Distress Oxide (Ranger)
    • Salty Ocean
    • Twisted Citron
    • Wilted Violet

My second card uses "Blessing in Disguise" (my new favorite stamp set!), Psalm 23 Background, and Grace So Amazing.

For this card I stamped and embossed four coneflowers. After coloring them, I fussy cut them, and trimmed the leaves off.  I cut between the petals and glued one on top of the other to form two 3D flower heads. I then punched a bunch of tiny suns, scrunched them up, and hot glued them to my flowers (If you like to see a photo of the process you're welcome to visit this post.)

Supplies and Tools:
  •  Blessings In Disguise (Sweet n Sassy Stamps)
  •  Psalm 23 Background (Sweet n Sassy Stamps)
  • Grace So Amazing (Sweet n Sassy Stamps)
  • Canson Mixed Media Paper
  • Watercolor Real Brush Pens (Arteza)
  • Dotted Oval Die (Sizzix)
  • Crochet Thinlits (Sizzix - Tim Hotlz)
  • Garden Greens Thinlits (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • Lace Embossing Folder (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • Sun Punch
  • Versamark Watermark Ink
  • Black Embossing Powder (Ranger)
  • Faded Jeans Distress Oxide (Ranger)
  • Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink (Ranger)

This post linked to:
Shopping Our Stash - Is It Summer Yet?
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Something Feminine
Krafty Chicks Challenge - Stamp Act
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Handcolored
Inkspirational Challenge - Animal
Time Out Challenge - Inspiration Photo (blue and yellow, flowers)
As You Like Challenge - Favorite Flower
(I love all flowers, but coneflowers are a favorite! I love their unique shape)


maria f. said...

Fantastic job with the flower centers - what a special touch. I'm mesmerized by all that lovely blue. What a beautiful card.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness is that ever adorable little sheep, with her rosy little cheek and love the little scene you have made, sure to make anyone feel better after getting this!
Gorgeous dimension on your flowers and I had totally forgot about how you did those centers, I just love that, thanks for the reminder!

Sarah said...

Wow, they really are incredible flowers and so unusual. Thank you for joining in at AYLI this time. Sarah DT

Nonni said...

Beautiful flower card with lots of stunning details and dimension which is probably my favorite thing in handmade cards! Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

Henriƫtte Creatively Happy said...

Awesome cards Esther. The first one is so cute and the second is where you did stunning work with your flowers.
Thank you so much for sharing and have a wonderful day.

Kim Heggins said...

Stunning...simply stunning!!! Love your gorgeous flowers, so bold and so beautiful. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!

Lynne said...

Fabulous flowers and gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It. Lynne DT

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Absolutely stunning blue flowers with the bright pop of yellow centers.
Just lovely.
Thank you for playing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH.

Shona Chambers said...

Both of these cards couldn't be more beautiful. I'm amazed by the blue flowers and having all the dimension with the stamens in the middle is so clever. Your blue cardstock matches the flowers so perfectly and all the die-cut areas add so much interest to the background. I'm so very happy you shared this with us at TIME OUT!

Jackie C said...

Just perfect for the Challenge!
Great project!
Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx