Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Inspired by Simply Soft


Hi everyone,

I'm happy to report the latest storm is going to be east of us - yippee!  A quick look at the garden and I see some crocus sprouts peeking through the soil.  I'm so ready for spring to begin!

This card has been kickin' around on my project table for a while now.  Obviously, some other shiny object distracted me ... LOL.

The background papers are Sahara Sand and Parisian Breeze joined together with a piece of Victoria lace.  I used the color spritzer tool with a Sahara Sand marker to add a bit of color to the top portion.  I was surprised to see the spritzer tool on SU's retirement list last year.

A piece of Very Vanilla paper was cut from a Spellbinders Large Standard Circles #5 die.  The flowers were stamped in StazOn Timber Brown.  Baja Breeze and Mellow Moss inks were applied with a blender pen.  I love these floral images for watercoloring.  The image was then adhered to a Baja Breeze Lacey Circle.


Inspire was stamped in Baja Breeze and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The small petite oval was mounted onto a large petite oval from Parisian Breeze paper.  A lace bow with antique brad finish it off.


I'm amazed it is almost April.  I've been enjoying the longer days, seeing the bare patches appear on the lawn, watching the chipmunks and squirrels gather around the feeder.  Soon the earthy spring smell will be upon us.

Thank you for coming by.  Have a wonderful evening.








Stamps:  SU Simply Soft, Loving Thoughts
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze, Parisian Breeze Designer Paper, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Image - StazOn Timber Brown, Baja Breeze, Mellow Moss; Sentiment - Baja Breeze with Clear EP; Sahara Sand Marker
Accessories:  5/8" Victoria Crochet Ribbon, SU Antique Brad, Spellbinders Lacey Circles #4, Large Standard Circles #5, Small Petite Ovals #1, Large Petite Ovals #1, Color Spritzer Tool  
Techniques:  Embossing, Blender Pen, Spritzing
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5") 

10 comments:

Terry said...

Beautiful card, Donna. I love that stamp set and your colors and design. We've got cherry trees blooming and daffodils in full bloom. It's nice to see signs of spring! We haven't had snow here - it's all rain. Take care, friend.

Becky said...

Your card is beautiful Donna. Love the soft colors. We were hit with an inch early Wed morning, now I am hoping Spring will finally arrive. :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

so elegant and beautiful Donna.

gr karin

anik chauvin said...

It's so cut. I love the color and the sweet impression and the soft colors.
Have a good day.

Eugenia Maru http://lulurulitos.blogspot.com said...

Es muy linda. Me gusta, simple y elegante. Bonitos trabajos haces.
Un beso
Maru

HELENE said...

Beautiful card, and so appropriate right now. I hope you get a proper spring soon, over here in London the crocuses are all finished and the tulips have started. Completely opposite to last year, when you were much earlier than us :-)

forgetmenot said...

What a lovely card. You are a "master" at card making. It looks like an enjoyable hobby to have. Mickie :)

forgetmenot said...

What a lovely card. You are a "master" at card making. It looks like an enjoyable hobby to have. Mickie :)

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

I'm glad your weather is improving, and the crocus are starting to make an appearance! Your card is so beautiful and spring-y.

Dee Lapin said...

It'a a beautiful card Donna! I love all the details you added.

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