Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Card A Day Blog: Think Spring

Howdy!  Ahh Spring is in the air!  Well I know it's not really Spring but that is the theme this week at the Card a Day blog.  I am soo ready for Spring and Spring flowers.  We actually had some really warm weather today.  It was such a nice change..I'm going to enjoy every minute of this warm weather as later in the week it is supposed to get cold again!  UGH!

One of the first things I notice when Spring is trying to sprout is my Lily of The Valley plants pushing their heads up through the ground.  So..I decided to make a few cards featuring my version of the Lily of the Valley plant. 

I used Case this sketch #67 for my inspiration. 

I used two of the newest files added to my store...Think Spring and Pennant Border Set.  I also used my Sentiments:  Script for the greeting.  You can purchase them by clicking directly on the previews below:

One thing I like to do when I make a card is to cut enough pieces out to make a duplicate card.  That way I increase my stash.  Below is another one I made.

This time I decided to stamp and emboss the sentiment using PaperTrey Ink's Mat Stack stamp.  Oh and it's very hard to tell in the photos but I used PTI's rosie posie to stamp the edge of the background paper in tone on tone ink.  It really does add a lot to the card in person.

I really enjoyed this sketch.  It was fun to do since I am a very linear person when it comes to card making.  I really loved the fun element the tilted tag shadow added.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please come back again!



Leigh Penner said...

Lovely card, Shelly! Great take on the sketch!

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful card Shelly and a perfect spring card I just love the plaid background on this card and the flower is just stunning :) At our house it's the crocus that tells when spring is on the way :)