Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Spring has sprung


I won a Stampin' Up set (In My Garden) on ebay recently and couldn't wait to use them.  I stamped the snowdrop onto watercolour paper using Archival ink and then watercoloured it with SU inks (Always Artichoke and Bashful Blue) then cut it out with oval nestabilities.  The sentiment is also by SU and cut with nesties.  The green backing card is embossed with my Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls folder and the brown card punched with Martha Stewart Scallop Dots punch.  I made the little flowers using my Woodware Sunflower Multi punch and added liquid pearl centres (gold and baby blue).  I used the sketch from Sketch and Stash (new stash my SU stamps).
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Lexi's Creations - Ribbon but no bow or knot
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Happy Spring
The Creative Cottage - Spring is Sprung
Stamping with the Dragon - Bring on Spring
Sketch and Stash - new stamps
Stamps R Us  - Spring

17 comments:

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card, love the rich embossing.

Sarah said...

This is lovely Jack, you got a bargain, I nearly bid on that set:) Got another I've been after for ages though x

Donna said...

Pretty card! Thanks for joining in the fun at TCC this week :) Donna x

Lexi said...

Oh this is so elegant! Love the embossing and the image is soo pretty :D Thanks for playing at Lexi's Creations

hugs Lexi xxx

Melly said...

Simple stunning!
The colours are perfect together, would never have put the blue with them myself but it looks fab!
Great bargain!
Hugs Melly xxx

Sue said...

fabulous card, love the SU stamp and a great take on our sketch

Thanks for joining us at sketch n stash

sue
xx

lalkygirl said...

fab card ,love the embossing and your fab image and pretty flowers thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
tracey x

Scrapcat 1 said...

such a pretty card love the embossed background

Paddington fan said...

This is lovely, like the delicate colours & embossing! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time for our 'ribbons without bows & knots' challenge and good luck, hugs Jacky x

Terry said...

Love the embossed background and the stamped image is just lovely!

melsanford said...

Beautiful colours. Love the embossing :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Inspired By Friends said...

Very pretty card. I love the colors you used. Thanks for playing with us at Stamping With The Dragon.
Hugs,
Beth

Vicky said...

Pretty card Jack!....love the embossing and your gorgeous image hun..

thank you for joining us at sketch n stash and good luck!!..

hugs Vicky xx

stampdiva said...

Really pretty. Lynne x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is fabulous! Love the design!
Thanks so much for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers for our 'SPRING' challenge! We hope you'll come back again next challenge!!

Darlene
Wags 'n Whiskers
Guest Designer

Marilyn said...

Pretty card... I love your colour combo. Sweet little flowers are the perfect finishing touch.
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.
Marilyn

Dragons Lair Designs said...

WOW I love this simple yet stunning thank you for joining us here at the Stampin with the Dragon Challenge Blog.

Hugs Janette
Stamping Dragon Designs