Friday, April 1, 2011

Spring Bough

Good morning! No April Fool's pranks from me today, although I'm expecting my kids to come up with something clever at some point, lol! 
Thanks to the wonderful world of forums, I get to discover new stamps from around the world without ever leaving my chair. Recently there was a thread asking for people to share their latest discoveries in the the world of digital stamps, and the original poster shared Wee Stamps. I immediately fell in love! If you're a long time follower of my blog you know how much I love images of sweet children, so these gorgeous little angels hopped into my cart faster than a speeding bullet and I had this darling colored up in no time. Isn't she beautiful?!


Wanna know what my color inspiration was for this whole card? A couple of felt squares I had in an old shoe box! Before I discovered wool felt, I used a lot of the inexpensive synthetic felt used for crafting. I had purchased a sampler of many different colors a certain Etsy seller carried, so I had dozens and dozens of swatches that weren't really large enough to do anything with. However, there were these three colors right next to each other that caught my eye, and this card was born! I ended up using the small squares to die cut some flowers as embellishments. Aren't the colors just perfect?


It just so happens the colors worked perfectly with these pastel papers from the Prima Fairy Flora collection. I love them, and I have to get more of these paper pads before they disappear forever. I rarely buy duplicates of patterned papers, so when I really love a certain collection, I stock up.
The swirly die cuts behind the image are the beautiful Creatables dies from Marianne Designs. I cut them out of some Cryogen White paper I got from The Paper Temptress. It's an absolutely stunning subtle shimmer paper that's not too flashy, but has just a touch of glimmer to it. I've colored on this paper with Copics before too, and it's amazing how easily the colors blend on it.

Thanks for all the lovely comments everyone, and thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Digital image from Wee Stamps, PTI sentiment
Ink: Perfect Match
Paper: Prima, Cryogen White, Heavenly White, Memory Box, Hammermill Color Copy
Tools & Accessories: Creatables die, silk ribbon, SU tiny tag punch, Copics/ABS , Stickles, felt, pearls

9 comments:

  1. Ooh! Now this is soooo sweet...what a great find, beautiful card xxx

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  2. Totally adorable card. Love everything about it. That Marianne Creatable die is just GORGEOUS too.
    Hugs, Sandra

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  3. Just adore this the colours are just so beautiful and look fab with this sweet image and the flowers are just perfect!! Chanelle xxxx

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  4. Absolutely beautiful! Love the image and love those felt flowers. I have these Prima Fairy papers too and I adore them!!

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  5. So glad I found your blog. Beautiful, inspirational cards. I am not a stamper, but I love cards!

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  6. Beautiful! Love the soft pastels!
    Hugs,
    True :D

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  7. Love your card! The colors are just perfect to compliment the darling image. Great job coloring!

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  8. Wow, this is so gorgeous! love your coloring as always and your choice of DP and embellishments is so perfect for this adorable, magical image. 8-)

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