Good afternoon! With all of the snow we have been getting I am soooo wishing for Spring!! But it's going to be awhile before we see the warmer temperatures and the snow melt. So I decide to create a pretty Spring card using two stamp sets My Garden and Romantic Sentiments from JustRite Stampers. Here is the card I created using My Garden and Romantic Sentiments stamp sets.Here is a close-up of the two stamps I used. The daisy image is from the My Garden stamp set and the sentiment is from Romantic Sentiments.Here is a picture of the My Garden stamp set. This set includes 4 Designer Centers, Cherry Blossom, Daisy, Morning Glory and Sweet Pea and the set also includes 4 Interchangeable Borders and fits the 3-1/4'' Round Stamper.Here is the Romantic Sentiments stamp set which includes 9 Designer Centers and the stamps fit the 1-5/8'' Round Stamper. I love all of these sentiments! These sentiments could be used for Valentine's, wedding, anniversary, birthday to that special someone and everyday sentiments just to name a few. I thought the "Thank you for being my Sunshine everyday!" was prefect for a Spring card. I started by stamping the daisy image three times.I colored the daisy images with Copic markers and then carefully cut them out. For the first two images I cut them smaller then the original image.I layered the two larger daisy images together, curled all of the petals and then added Nut Brown Flower Soft to the center of the flowers and set them aside to dry.Then I started working on the leaves. I used the Wizard™ and the On The Vine Border Grand S7-017 die template to make the embossed die cut. For the first set of leaves I used Citrene Post-it Craft Paper and then I lightly sanded it to reveal the white core. Then I added some Peeled Paint Distress Ink to add some depth to the leaves. I use some real high end tools for inking--a cotton ball and q-tip. *wink*Here is the darker Post-it Craft Paper, Jungle. I used the same steps as mentioned above to create the same effect. The only difference is the color of paper and on the darker leaves I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink.The Post-it Craft Paper has an adhesive backing which is wonderful to use with paper crafting! However on this card I wanted to use some foam mounting tape under the leaves to add some dimension so I took paint brush and dipped it into baby powder and lightly rubbed over each leave. Adding the baby powder will take away the stickiness from the adhesive backing. Then I added foam tape to each of the leaves. I also made a Polka Dot Frame with the Golden Post-it Craft Paper and the Polka Dot Frame S5-016 die template from Spellbinders™. I lightly sanded the frame and added pearls to some of the polka dots. I placed a white piece of cardstock behind the frame with the sentiment stamped in brown ink. Here is a close-up of the sentiment and the frame with pearls. To adhere the pearls I used Gem-Tac from Beacon Adhesives.Here is a close-up of the flowers.And here is one more close-up. I also added some dew drop to the top left corner. The dew drops were clear and I used a Copic marker along with the airbrush system to make a perfect color match for my card. At the bottom of the card I added some sheer orange ribbon from Creative Impressions.
JustRite Stampers-My Garden, Romantic Sentiments, 3-1/4'' Round Stamper, 1-5/8'' Stamper
Paper~3M Post-it Craft Paper-Golden, Butter, Citrene, Jungle, Neenah-Solar White, The Paper Company-Ginger Shimmer
Ink~Tsukineko-Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger-Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint
Other~Spellbinders™-Wizard™, On The Vine Border Grand S7-017, Polka Dot Frame S5-016, Copic-Y11, Y19, Y38, E15, Airbrush System, Flower Soft-Glue, Nut Brown, Joann's-Pearls, Robin's Nest-Clear Dew Drops (airbrushed), 3M-Scotch Foam Mounting Tape, Creative Impressions-Orange Sheer Ribbon, Beacon Adhesives-Fabri-Tac, Gem-Tac, My Stash-Sanding Block, Q-tips, Cotton Balls
Thank you so much for stopping by today. If we can't have Spring we can create something beautiful to look at! I hope you have a wonderful day and stay warm! Please check out the JustRite Stampers Website and Blog for all of the latest and greatest JustRite Inspiration!
Hugs & Smiles,