Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Serene Spring



We need Spring! Atleast, I need spring and spring doesn't seem to want to come, so I thought I'd atleast "stamp spring"! heeee! It did help, for a few minutes! lol

This A-2 size card is made from the Stampin Up "Serene Spring" stamp set. My card base is Very Vanilla, I stamped the background onto Kiwi Kiss with the Bella Toile background stamp in SU Chocolate Chip ink. I cut a piece of Very Vanilla to use as as another layer under the image and stamped it with the SU Scallop Punch. The verse from this set is stamped in Chocolate Chip. I did a straight line of piercing across the top of this ivory layer and did some "faux stitching" with the SU Chocolate Chip marker. Next, I pierced in scallop to add a little dimension. I wrapped a piece of 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon around it.

I stamped my main image in Stazon Black ink onto a small piece of Stampin Up Watercolor Paper. I then colored in the image with my SU Watercolor Crayons. I just love those crayons!! The colors are so beautiful and the crayons last a long, long time. I stamped the flower pot twice and cut out the flowers, so I could use dimensionals to raise the flowers so they look 3-D. If you look closely you can see that I added a little bit of Dazzlin Diamonds glitter to spruce it up a bit. I punched the watercolor paper with the SU Ticket Corner punch in the upper right corner. I then layered the image onto a piece of Riding Hood Red cardstock.

I put all my layers together and viola, "Serene Spring" for a day!!! I'm happy with the way it turned out. I hope you like it, too.

Thanks so much for dropping by. I appreciate your comments, they make my day!!!!

Happy Stampin'

13 comments:

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Beautiful Ret! Wish Spring were here already!!!!

Pam said...

I really, really like that, Ret! How beautiful ... and for a few moments at least, I warmed up! Thanks for sharing!!!

Lorraine Castellon-Rowe said...

This is beautiful Ret! I wish it was spring too!! I'm ready for some sunshine and you're card brought a little to me today.
Thanks!
Lorraine

Beth said...

Hey Mz Ret that sure is a pretty card I am with you GF ready for spring now, we have about 7 inches of the white stuff outside and it has been cold
Hugs

Nancy Dawson said...

Your card is a breath of Spring after the 10" of snow we had 'dumped' on us yesterday BUT it was beautiful. Your coloring is super as usual. TFS Nancy

Nancy Dawson said...

Your card is a breath of Spring after the 10" of snow we had 'dumped' on us yesterday BUT it was beautiful. Your coloring is super as usual. TFS Nancy

Nancy Dawson said...

Your card is a breath of Spring after the 10" of snow we had 'dumped' on us yesterday BUT it was beautiful. Your coloring is super as usual. TFS Nancy

Anonymous said...

Your card is a breath of Spring after the 10" of snow we had 'dumped' on us yesterday BUT it was beautiful. Your coloring is super as usual. TFS Nancy

Cheryl said...

Very pretty Ret! I am more than ready for spring myself. Enough of this winter.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

You know I already love your card Ret!! It's so beautiful and fun with the Spring images!! :) TFS!

Patti J. said...

Your blog is great - your cards are very nice! I'm so glad that you listed on Stamp TV. I would never have found you! Happy Saturday!

Terri said...

Pretty card and definitely springy.Glad you liked my faux silk with a twist video. Hope you are doing well.

Barb Hardeman said...

I love the cards you're making Ret! I'm sure you're ready for spring to arrive, and the weather up your way just keep getting colder and snowier (is that a word). I barely have time to blog anymore let along make commets, but I made myself a cup of coffee and decided to check out a couple of blogs. Hugs...