I dont know about you but I’ve had enough of the cold weather and I’m really looking forward to things to start warming up again! Spring starts (officially) in just 11 days and I love September with all the flowers and plants coming back to life!
Last week I did a class where I wanted to do something a little different so I went looking for a ‘different’ card and after finding a few to choose from I decided on the ‘Spring Card‘.
Its a great card and easy to do and just has a couple of folds in it – and it also is such a nice card to do and make someone feel that little bit extra special.
Here is the first one I made ….
Its using the same stamps I used in yesterdays card from the Pun Fun stamp set.Â The images have been stamped in Jet Black Stazon onto watercolour paper.Â The sentiments have been coloured using the markers direct to the rubber and then stamped onto the Watercolour Paper.
I’ve then used the aqua painter to pick up the ink from the lid of the ink pads to colour the images.Â Yesterday’s hippo was coloured using Going Gray but today I thought I’d try something a little different and I used Bordering Blue which gives a lovely blue-ish grey hue and comes out a little softer than the one I did in the gray – so dont be afraid to try different colours for different images you might find that it surprises you!
The second card I made of these ‘spring’ cards I thought would make an awesome Christmas card for that special someone.
This card turned out better than I’d imagined – I just love it 🙂
It uses the Ski Slope Designer Series Papers and the Tree Trimming Stamp set from the Spring Mini Catalogue.
Its a bit hard to tell with the picture as glitter rarely shows up regardless of how you take the photo! I’ve actually stamped the baubles onto whisper white and cut them out and stuck them to theÂ card using stampin’ dimensionals. I’ve then used the two way glue pen to put some glue on the red and blue baubles and sprinkled the dazzling diamonds all over then have tapped the excess dazzling diamonds off so the glitter only shows where I’ve put the two way glue.
These cards are great as you can mail them flat and once they come out of the envelope they ‘spring’ up and stand up alone – makes a great extra special card dont you think?
Would you like to make one or two of these cards?
I’d be more than happy to come and show you and your friends just how easy and fun they are to make and with Christmas only 19 weeks away nows the time to start on those christmas cards! So email or ring me today to book your demonstration in!