Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Is It Spring Yet Challenge

I can't think of more appropriate words, can you?  Yes, "Is It Spring Yet?" is the name of the IO challenge today.  IO is offering a $25 Gift Certificate to be won in a drawing on Friday, 9 p.m., that can be used in their online store.  All you have to do is enter a card following the rules posted in the sidebar at the IO blog site.  You can find them by going HERE!

This was a fairly easy card to create.  All of the stamps are NEW for SPRING, except the Dots.  The NEW STAMPS can be veiwed  HERE.

I created the background using using the Mega MountTM, and Cover-A-CardsTM, Large Dots inked with Memento Dandelion ink, and Wallpaper inked with Mica Gloss Green on White cardstock.  It was mounted on a yellow ochre cardstock. It sure didn't look like that after I took the picture.  LOLOL

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE MEGA MOUNT USED WITH THE LARGE 5.75" STAMPS YOU CAN VIEW IT HERE.  *Note - I happen to stamp on enough cardstock to take the whole stamp.  I like the leftovers for the inside and envelope. etc.

Then I stamped Alesa Baker's Delicate Daffodils on White Cardstock, painted them with Twinkling H2O's, and then I cut them out.

I stamped Alesa Baker's Lovely Tomorrows on White cardstock, used one of my Circle dies by Spellbinders as a stencil, cut it out, and then edged it with the Mica Gloss Green.  I die cut the white Spellbinders pendant and slipped the circle with the words into it.

I mounted the daffodils on the pendant with 3D pop-ups,  mounted the pendant on the background with 3D pop-ups, tied the May Arts bow with the Bow-Easy and mounted it with glue dots, mounted 3mm pearls on the pendant, used gold cord through the heart buttons and mounted with glue dots!  Done

As a finishing touch to the card,  I edged the inside of the card and evelope with remnants from the background.  Then I stamped one of the daffodils inside on the left and on the lower left side of the envelope and painted with the watercolors too.

Now check out the DT members creations on their blogs below for more beautiful cards created with the NEW SPRING stamps too:

Daniela Dobson
Deborah March
Dina Kowal
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Julie Koerber
Kathy Menzies
Laura Fulcher

Image: Impression Obsession - Cover-A-CardTM Large Dots and Wallpaper; Lovely Tomorrows
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth cardstock, yellow ocher cardstock
Inks: Memento Dandelion, Mica Gloss Green, Twinkling H2O's Dandelion, Sunburst, Buttercup, Warm Pecan
Accessories: Niji Waterbrush, Glossy Accents, Spellbinders Circles and Heart Renaissance Pendant, 3MM pearl stickers, May Arts Ribbon, Bow-Easy, 3 faux mother of pearl heart buttons; gold cord.

I keep hoping I will get caught up enough to start doing some different stamps more often and maybe some tutorials too.  It has been too long.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share all!!



Cindy Haffner said...


Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card Shirley. Love the buttons you added, great touch. Hope you are well. Hugs Anesha

tucker's mom said...

must say by far this is my favorite of all of your cards... so spring and beautiful way to go Shirley. Hope you are doiong well

Anonymous said...

Hi Shirley!! WOW! This is really stunning!!

Kathy Vogel said...

What a lovely card!

Deborah March said...

SOOO pretty sure captures "spring!"

Daniela Dobson said...

I love all the Daffodils today!!! So pretty. I like the two backgrounds mix.

Katie said...

Wow, Shirley this is such a pretty card! I love your two background stamps together. Your daffadils look so pretty (I love the sparkles in the centers) and your bow is lovely also! A wonderful card overall but your little details everywhere really make it great!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Love those cheery flowers!

Lyn S said...

Your card is lovely, and very "Springy" Shirley!

Teresa said...

That's a REALLY pretty card- I LOVE the yellow- such a cheerful color!

Tracey said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this Shirley!!! Thanks for the double background stamping inspiration!!

6 wacky women said...

GORGEOUS card, Shirley!!

Karen x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the layering of the background stamps. Gorgeous colors too!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous Shirley!

Karen McAlpine said...

Beautiful. Love the daffodils!!

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