Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Think Spring @ SweetStamps!

Is the weather getting warmer where you are? We've been in Arizona and it's been a little windy, but nice outside (especially compared to what we are used to in Michigan!)

Our challenge this week at SweetStamps.com is "Think Spring". The first thought that pops in my head when I "Think Spring" is flowers, and I thought it would be fun to create a card that could hold a bookmark or gift card, so here's what I came up with...
All designer papers are from the Bo Bunny Welcome Home paper pack, and all the dies used are from Cheery Lynn Designs. I started by cutting B117 Fanciful Flourish die and adhered that with Krylon Spray Adhesive to the card base. I added shimmer to the flourish by painting it with CI Paints in Citrus. I sponged the 6x6 card with French Roast Shades™ Dye Ink and Carmel CI Paint to add a shimmery sparkle to the edges. I used ZVA Pearls in a light brown to add some bling here and there.
7057G Three Wild Rose Garland was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Cryogen White paper and colored with Copics (Spring Leaf Trio and Teal Trio). The image was cut out with a 4-Split Needle Tool on the Black Perforating Mat and Daffodil Liquid Pearls were added to the centers of the flowers. 
 I used Candi Fix foam dots to adhere the flower garland to B124 Garden Gate die that I had cut twice to create a 3D gate. I put a strip of cardstock along the bottom of the two die cut gates (adhered with Ultimate Glue) to create a pocket. 

For the flower embellishment, I cut a base from French Flair Little Stacker die and sponged with White Dye Ink. To create the flower, I folded Candi legless brads (NEW COLOR: Baker Street) in half and adhered with Ultimate Glue around a foam dotted Candi center.

DL112 Butterfly was cut from blue paper with the matching DL112A angel wing cut from light tan CS. Two additional butterflies were cut from brown patterned paper, folded in half and adhered (sides together) to create a 3D butterfly.

The bookmark was created from the Scalloped Coved Rectangle die that was mounted onto a patterned DP - both edged with French Roast Shades™ Dye Ink - and embellished with Split Pea Rhinestones in the corners along with a DL112 butterfly die cut in brown. It was finished with white satin ribbon that was painted with Carmel CI Paint and a pretty flower brad from my stash.

Spring on over to the SweetStamps blog for inspiration from the talented ladies of the design team. Play along with us this week and you could win a $20 shopping spree for rubber stamps at SweetStamps.com!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Cheery Lynn Designs - #19 Add A Flourish
Paper Creations Ink - #20 Spring is in the Air 
Cutie Pie Challenge #13 Pearls & Swirls  
There She Goes Clear Stamps - Hidden Surprise
Dream Valley Challenges - #27 Mother's Day 
Gingerloft Challenge #35 Spring 
Penny Black & More @ Allsorts - Springtime 
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C127 Spring

Happy stamping,


Dawn's Craft Place said...

What a fun and creative design-I just love the fence holder.
Have a sweet week

Tamara Morton said...

Wow Stacey, stunning card really like the way you have made the fence stand out might have to steel that idea..lol

Linda said...

Wow Stacey love the way you designed this card!!!! Gorgeous fence with the flowers!!!!! Wow way to go!!!!!

Bonnie Brown said...

Love the bookmark idea!! Beautiful card with a lot of clever elements to it! A really beautiful card! The fence idea to hold the bookmark is the best!!

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh my Stacey, absolutely fabulous design!!! I have this fence die and now inspired to try something new with it!! Simply gorgeous!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done- the 3D fence is a great touch and what a cool design element! I love the shimmer from the Ci paint and the fun butterfly and 3D flower. The tag is beautifully done as well. It's really feeling like Spring at Sweet Stamps!!!

Marjo said...

Lovely Spring design, thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Creations Ink.

I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

Xoxo Marjo

Theresa said...

Hi Stacy, wow this is fabulous. I love the gate and the flower. What beautiful details. Thanks for joining us at There She Goes.


Ellie said...

This is so beautiful! Loving all the details!
So glad you shared with us at penny black and more! Good luck!

Torico said...

What a beautiful project! I love your idea and all the details. Thank you for joining us at TSG challenge!


Celeste Glover (The Paper Princess) said...

Wow I love this! How cool. Good luck in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Lin said...

This is gorgeous. Your bookmark holder looks like a fabulous balcony with flowers on it! Just stunning.

Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley.

Lin xx

brenda said...

What a great creation Stacey, all the lovely elements of interest are all coordinated perfectly.

Thanks so much for joining in our Springtime theme at Penny Black and More this month, good luck with all those fabby prizes on offer and hope you will join us again.

B x

Shirley said...

This is such a pretty set Stacey.The softly muted background paper is gorgeous and I love the pretty little gate. A lovely and unusual layout and a lovely springtime feel to it.
Just perfect for our challenge this month at Penny Black and More.
Wishing you luck in our prize draw and looking forward to seeing you again soon.


Janette said...

Hi Stacey, Love your card, it's so pretty, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Miranda said...

great idea Stacey, it looks fabby
thanks for joining the paper creations ink challenge this week

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Such a sweet card! I love the flower you made with the candies. I haven't had great success making those. The accents are pretty too!

Jessie/knightrone said...

So pretty!! Thank you so much for joining us for this week's There She Goes challenge!!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Beautiful creation, lovely details.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Penny Black and More, good luck;-))m

carol said...

oooh pretty creation, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Nikki Byrne said...

Gorgeous spring set :o) Thank you for joining us at gingerloft this fortnight and good luck. Nikki DT

Donna said...

Fabulous job Stacey, your card would look great in a frame. Thanks for playing along this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.
Donna xx

Dora said...

Awww this is gorgeous, what a fun idea for the tag behind the gate, I love it :D xx

Pia S said...

This is great. I love how the fence sticks out a bit - a lovely detail.

Sandy Fredrick said...

Gorgeous!! Love the 3D effect and the way you designed the Garden Gate to hold the bookmark. Great use of the Candis for the flower. Awesome!!

Kianel said...

Beautiful card and tag! Very nice work with the fence!
Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn designs challenge this week,
Love from France, Kianel.

Anonymous said...

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