Monday, March 25, 2013

Early Spring

Everyone around me seems to think it is Spring all of a sudden. Three of the challenges that I follow, if not actually enter, are asking for Spring themed cards. The farmer's market was packed, and even the grocery store seemed busier than usual. I made this card for the  Justrite Stampers Friday Challenge, "Suddenly Spring." (Nice name.)
Early Spring
I used the retired Justrite Original Nature's Nested set for my sentiment, cropping to feature the words "early Spring." The frame is stamped with a stamp from the Kindness set.
Early Spring sentiment
I cut out the butterflies with Cheery Lynn's Exotic Butterflies medium and small from the middle of a sheet of paper. Then I inked gold onto the butterflies and stamped the background with Justrite's Elegant Fronds background stamp (my favorite background) several times to cover the full area of the card. I cut out the card using a Spellbinder's Grand Calibur die, and sponged the edges with gold and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I added a backing card in the same shape. then glued the now gold-shaded butterflies back into their holes.
Early Spring Detail

 I wish you all an early Spring! Thanks for looking.

5 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful card. I love those butterflies. They are so beautiful.

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  2. This is so prety! Such a wonderful use of the old stams with new ones.

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  3. Love those butterflies! I need to use some more often. Thanks for sharing with us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

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  4. That is so clever! Your tag is really cool! Love the butterflies (really, who doesn't? LOL) and the colors go so well together. Love it!

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