Spring is About to Spring!
The season of Spring is about here even though it doesn’t feel like it outside. SUO Challenges #196 is all about Spring and it’s wonderful events. Go visit their blog for some great ideas for Spring themed cards.
I designed this card to fit in with the Spring theme. It is sized so that it would fit into a standard business sized envelope for mailing. It features the Sweet Sugarplum 2016-2018 in-color, lots of gold accents, and a Very Vanilla Background. Don’t forget to get your hands on these In Colors while they are still available.
Some of the elements are retired like the Very Vanilla doilies and Washi Tape but I couldn’t resist using them on this card because they meshed so beautifully together. It is nice to be able to use some of my older stash with some of the newer products. Keep an eye on the Clearance Rack because sometimes these older items may appear there while supplies last.
When I first stamped the flower image from the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set, I didn’t like it! I used a black memento ink and tried to color the flowers in but it looked way too washed out and dark for my tastes. I am glad that I didn’t give up on it though. It looks absolutely beautiful on this card! I guess not every first attempt at something new comes out perfectly. Creativity is definitely a process and besides if you don’t like it, just do it over. It’s only paper after all!
Heartfelt Blooms and So Many Shells
The two stamp sets used on this encouragement card are the Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set Heartfelt Blooms and the So Many Shells Stamp Set from the annual catalog. The large flower element looks great with the sentiment “Miracles Happen” embossed in gold. Don’t forget that Sale-a-Bration is almost over so if you want the Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set, it is offered FREE in my online store with a $50 order.
The sentiments in the So Many Shells Stamp Set are really lovely. The font is fantastic for a card like this because it makes it so elegant looking. Not too mention those 2 step stamped shells that are a welcome addition to any stamper’s collection. So why don’t you add the So Many Shells Stamp set to your cart? All you need is another $24 worth of merchandise to get the Heartfelt Blooms for FREE!
- Card base 8 1/4″ x 8″ scored at 4″.
- (2) Gold Foil Panels 7 7/8/” x 3 3/4″
- (2) Very Vanilla Panels 7 5/8″ x 3 5/8″
Check out the inside of the card! It really pops with the gold embossing and gold foil detail.
I have listed the items that are still available for purchase in my store. Thanks for visiting my blog today. Don’t forget to check out my current giveaway and enter to win at: Blossoming Basket Bundle Giveaway. Have a great day!
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