Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring Flowers

So it's not exactly spring, but it doesn't totally feel like winter anymore, so that's something, right? And my cards are definitely leaning to spring more than winter these days. Case in point:

Tulips are so spring. I embossed these in white before watercolouring the background in distress inks. Then I coordinated the colours (because I never think to pick the papers first) with a couple of Plumeria patterned papers. A few rounded corners softened the overall design, and I have a springtime card. (I actually had a matching gift bag, too, but of course used it before I remembered to photograph it.) 
This card is popping into some springtime challenges! Simon Says Stamp and Addicted to CAS, as well as A Blog Named Hero's freestyle challenge and My Graphico's anything goes challenge.

Supplies: white cardstock, Basic Grey Plumeria patterned papers, Hero Arts newsprint tulip stamp, Colorbox frost white, tumbled glass & peeled paint distress inks, WOW white embossing powder, Creative Memories corner-rounding punch, dimensionals

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Anonymous said...

This is a lovely spring card and very appropriate for the subtle onset of spring in Ontario.The colours are perfect; I really like the distressed paper you picked for the left hand panel. My entire yard is still white and the snow banks either side of my drive way are huge but you're right, it is feeling like spring.

Jessi Fogan said...

ME TOO I never remember to pick the papers first! At least not when I've spent ages colouring something just so. I love the inking on that panel :)

Anita Rex said...

So pretty! We don't have spri g either sadly! It's sunny but not that warm and the snow won't go! Love the soft colors and the touch of gold!

Harriet Skelly said...

This is so lovely - I love the emboss resist technique that you used here! Thank you for joining us at ATCAS!

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and so elegant too.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.


Kylie said...

I love these embossed tulips!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS! xx

Erin Schulte said...

This is a gorgeous card Lindsey! I love the embossed flowers and your watercolour background. Just beautiful and your sense of humour is awesome! *Ü*

Jen W. said...

Mmmm! Love the watercolourd background. The whole card really evokes the feeling of a warm, breezy spring day! (Can't wait to have one for real!)

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card. Love the soft colours. Thank you for playing along with the Addicted to CAS challenge this week.
Happy Easter,
Florence x

Emily Leiphart said...

So gorgeous! Love this!