March 15, 2012

Signs of Spring!

This week at Sweet Sassy Diva the Design Team was asked to create a project for 
"Spring Blooms"
Hopefully the signs of Spring are starting to show  where you live.  Here in California we had very little winter weather even for us.   The flowers and strawberries are coming out way early around where I live.  
I decided to make a card using a cart I haven't used yet.  This is one of my goals is to make sure I have used every cart at least once and posted it on my blog.  
I made a 5 1/2 inch twisted easel one of my favorite cards to make.  
The base is cut at 5 1/2 x 11 and folded in  1/2.  
The square for the card front is 5 1/2  x 5 1/2.  
Here is the picture of the front when it is folded closed.
Here is the card in open standing position
This is my paper on my mat. I later decided to add yellow flowers due to the background paper I selected.
This is what it looked like on my Gypsy
This is flowers and  background mat cut out.  Then you have to poke out pieces.
These are pieces which I layout on mat.  I then chalk edges with matching chalk to keep from having the white show.  
For each flower I used double flower cuts.  The bottom one was kept flat and the top one I pinched inward to give dimension.
To finish off the card I added bling flowers for centers and regular gems in matching colors.  I also took some of the leftover cuts to frame the bottom.  I then added my stamp on a piece of cardstock, layered it and pop dotted it so the card would stand up.  I think I will add some of the extra flowers in for confetti.
So please join us each day at Sweet Sassy Diva to see the other creations the DT makes.  Hopefully they will get you in a cheery spring mood.  Happy craftin!  

7 comments:

Kimberly DeRaadt said...

Absolutely love it! Good job!!!

Brenda said...

I love the card Suz!! The background mat is so pretty but then the flower really make it bright and springy!!! Love that paper as well, such pretty colors in it!

Anonymous said...

Which Cartridge did you use for the background cut?

Debby said...

This card is beautiful. It certainly has cheered me up today. Just one of those blah! days.
Thank-You & God bless!

Debby said...

This card has certainly cheered me up. Just one of those Blah! days.
Thank-You & God Bless!

Debby said...

This card is so beautiful!! What cart did you use to make the design on the from of the card?

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Lori Apgar said...

Very cute!!! Love the papers!

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