Monday, February 25, 2008

Little Bits of Spring

After the snow of last Friday (the first and hopefully last of this winter), I am in serious need of Spring! I made these cards last week and thought today would be a good day to share them. I wanted to post them last night, but we had guests all weekend and a birthday party last night. So here they are today.

The first uses the Maya Road chipboard blooms that I have had stashed away. Honestly, I was unsure of what to do with them. In the end I colored them with Sharpie markers and added some glitter using the Two Way Glue Pen and Martha Stewart white glitter. I used green rick rack for the stems and dollar stamps for the dragonfly, leaves and sentiment. I used my new Spica glitter pen on the lettering and it is very sparkly IRL.

Here's a close up of the flowers:
This second card is for my Grandmother's birthday next week. Even though my parents divorced when I was 6, my Grandmother was always in our lives. We still keep in touch with notes and letters. This card just scream Spring to me and I love it. I might have to make more of it! I used the Color Box Chalk Ink for the flourish from Baroque Motifs, and added Primas. In the centers of the flowers are colored brads from Queen & Co. The sentiment is from a set I have but lost the name of. Ribbon is from my stash, as are the papers. This was the first time I used the Chalk Inks and I LOVE them! I just ordered a bunch from Joann's and they came today. Hopefully I'll have some time to play later.

Thanks for looking!


Chrissy said...

Pretty cards! I live in upstate NY and I hear you when you say no more snow/winter but unfortunatly a storm is heading our way tomorrow. Great cards! I have tons of flowers but never use them thanks for the ideas!

Spanishbella said...

Your grandmother is going to love her card. I love the colors, they are such happy colors. Great cards!

Ruby Claire. said...

GORGEPUPS cards! Your nan is going to LVOE that card and the flowers ont he first one are gorgeous! I LOVE how you have used them!

Elisabeth said...

So springy!! I love them!!

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Anna Jones said...

Lovely cards. Love that cherish stamp. Need to get one some day.