Monday, March 22, 2021

Joy Comes In The Morning

Well hello everyone!!!

Welcome to a new season - SPRING. Lets hope that the weather starts to give us spring temperatures!! Wouldn't that be great!!! Flowers are starting to bloom and the grass is turning green - all awesome signs of spring!!

Since we are in the beginnings of spring, I thought I'd celebrate with a card with a tulip image. Creative Moments challenge #211 has started and ArtsyStamper happens to be the sponsor. 

I really love tulips and this image caught my eye. The tulip is in the Early Spring Beauty set over at the  ArtsyStamper's Etsy shop. Perfect for the start of the spring season.

For my card:

I made a braided edge on the fold side of the base card and added glitter to the braids. Then I used strips of left over scraps to cover a panel for the front of the card. Love doing this to use some pretty scraps I've been holding on to forever.(I have a hard time throwing paper scraps away.) After I adhered the strips on to the panel, I used a glue pen to trace the lines between the strips and then covered the glue with glitter. I am sure this is not showing up on the photo, but that glitter really makes the strips stand out. I colored the tulip with colored pencils and used gamsol to shade the petals on the tulip. I cut the tulip onto an oval shape and added a glitter accent to the oval and attached it to the card panel and added the panel to the card front.

I added a sentiment with a glittered border to the card front and the card is ready to be sent out.


Stamps: Digital - The Artsystamper - Tulip (in the Early Spring Beauty digital set) 
Paper/Card Stock
All papers are DP
Dies Used: Spellbinders Ovals
Accessories: PrismaColor Colored pencils,  Gamsol, Glitter Paper, Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, Double Sided tape

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

Hope you were inspired to use some scraps that you are hanging on to. They really make some great looking cards.

I hope that every one is staying safe (get your shots and wear a mask) and I appreciate all the support you give by visiting and/or submitting to the Creative Moments challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week and I will be back soon.


Pamela said...

Great use of scraps and the tulip is beautiful.
CD Sunday Plus DT.

Jocelyn said...

I love the folded edge to your card and those scraps look great. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday Plus DT

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful and I love the way you used those scraps to make a wonderful Spring card design. I love the sentiment too!

Chrissy said...

So beautiful and I love your papers, colours and design too..
Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Chrissy DT

Seafield Jo said...

Such a pretty card, sure to make the recipient very happy.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

CD Sunday Plus DT

Leslie said...

Great design! I, too, have a hard time throwing scraps away, especially pretty patterned paper scraps!

Margarets designer cards said...

I like the border down the side, very different, and using up the scraps is a brilliant idea, lovely tulip image
Thank you for joining us
CD Sunday plus DT

Carol said...

A lot of work and beautifully made.
Carol xx
CD Sunday Plus DT

Aimeslee Winans said...

Gorgeous paper weaves and your color matching is fab, my eye is catching so much here. Well done! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Craft Challenge. We hope you continue to play with us!  XOXO, Aimeslee LTCCB DT

crafty said...

Love the folded edge of this card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Dragonfly Dreams.

Catie Cuddles said...

Beautiful work. Love the pattern mix.
Sorry I am late visiting, but better late than never!
Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT