Friday, March 18, 2011

Elements of Spring

Happy Friday stampers! What a glorious day this is going to be! I can't wait to get out this afternoon and enjoy some warm Virginia sunshine and see all the flowers start popping out. I absolutely LOVE Spring, it's truly my favorite time of year behind Christmas. I've been smiling all morning just thinking about how gorgeous it's going to be today! I hope you have a chance to get out today too!

Today's card makes me hungry for Spring even more. I was working on a card design for my Springtime Vintage Flower Pin class tomorrow - I still have a few spots if you'd like to come, just e-mail me or Facebook me.

I was trying to use the Springtime Vintage Fabric in a unique way and took a 2" strip of it (longwise) and ran it through the Big Shot with my Tasteful Trim Die. Here, tell me what you think of the cool flower it made:

I used the technique that my friend Jan McClurg taught at the Phoenix Regional last year (she used paper strips that were run through the crimper) and adhered the fabric strip around a circle punched out of the Sticky Pages Sheets. I know you can't picture it, so I PROMISE I'll make another one and post it on here, ok? :) I made two cards last night with different fabric so I'll show you when I post that card on Monday.

Anyway, the card base is Rose Red cardstock and I ran it through the Big Shot with the Framed Tulip Embossing Folder. The main panel is Very Vanilla cardstock. I stamped the flourish from Elements of Style in Old Olive ink and then overstamped the whole piece with the Sanded background in Crumb Cake ink. The edges were sponged with Old Olive and I attached it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. The flower is attached to the card front with Tombow glue on the cardstock circle it's on. I added the Springtime Vintage Button with Mini-glue Dots after tying the bow with Hemp Twine.

Here's another view that shows the inside:

It's just another Very Vanilla panel that I stamped with the Sanded background without reinking from the front panel. That gave it a soft effect and is perfect for adding your message on top. It's also sponged with Old Olive on the edges.

The little banner greeting was just a long scrap of Very Vanilla that I stamped again with the Sanded background - not reinking - and then overstamped it with the greeting from Occasional Quotes in Old Olive. I used my Small Tag Punch to clip the flag end then sponged it and attached it under the button with a Mini-glue Dot.

I was really thrilled with this sweet card! I especially love how that flower turned out and it really was VERY easy.
As always, you can purchase all the supplies you need to make this project - and others from my blog- in my Stampin' Up! Online Store. Click HERE to go to my website, then click the SHOP NOW button in the top right corner. Easy-peasy!
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Thanks for stopping by to visit today - I hope you enjoyed it!
Stamped blessings,


  1. Robin! This is GORGEOUS!!! I can't wait to see it in person.

  2. Love it!! Great Idea and GREAT job. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Stunning Card! I am enjoing the nice Weather Too!

  4. Great flower. Look forward to the Tutorial. Beautiful card!

  5. Love your flower! Neat idea! Card is beautiful!

  6. This card is just pretty! I love the fabric flower and the colors. TFS!


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