Monday, 22 February 2010

Spring Flowers Thank You - SA04 WMS Colour challenge

I fully intended to take part in the Waltzingmouse Stamps customer blog hop where the theme was spring. I meant to sign up before I went out on Saturday evening but I forgot and then by the time I remembered on Sunday it was too late so I missed it! Here's the card I made anyway.

EDITED TO ADD: Pauline contacted me about this card to say I should enter it into the Stamping Around SA04 WMS colour challenge as my colours fit - so I am! Thank you Pauline!

I love Waltzingmouse stamps and I love the excellent service too. I lost my small flower stamp from my Say It with Style set and I contacted Claire and asked if I could purchase a replacement. Claire very kindly sent me a replacement free of charge, what a sweetheart - how fab is that?! So this card will be sent to Claire to say thank you.

The card measures approx. 6" x 6" and was made with SU! Kraft CS. I cut a piece off the bottom of my card and added a die cut scalloped strip. The green strip is SU! Celery polytwill ribbon that I've stamped the small flower onto using VersaMagic chalk ink. I was really pleased how the ribbon stamped so well! I glued thin strips of Barely Banana CS above and below the ribbon.

I've stamped the frame, leaves and flowers on dotty patterned papers and cut them out. The large leaves are glued flat to the card at the base but are popped up with foam pads at the tips to give some dimension. The large pink and small yellow flowers are also popped up. I've added a metal flower embellishment to the large pink flower - it had a deep red centre so I covered that with a pink crystal. I've added clear crystals to the centres of the small flowers and put photo corners in two corners to finish the card front.

Here's a pic showing how I decorated inside the card and the envelope flap.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Say It with Style & Very Vintage Labels No 4 sets, SU! Whimsical Words set
CS: SU! Kraft, Barely Banana and Pretty in Pink
Patterned paper: green and pink dotty papers from SU! Spring Fling Designer Series Paper pack, Lasting Impressions Banana dotty paper
Ink: VersaMagic Jumbo Java chalk ink
Tools: Labels Four Nestabilities dies, Sizzix 'Scallops' Decorative Strip die, Sizzix Sizzlits Photo Corners #2 die
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Certainly Celery polytwill ribbon, PaperMania Flower Circle metal embellishment, crystals, 3d foam pads



Pauline said...

Such a pretty card, Love the colours very fresh and springy! Thanks for leaving a comment xx

Genevieve said...

Beautiful card, love how you did the inside & the envelope, very pretty :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a beautiful card Ruth! Love the pink & green color combo :) Thanks for showing the card inside & outside!

Pauline said...

Heeyy glad you made it!! Still love this card
Pauline x

Angela Mclean said...

It is lovely! Very clean design. Glad you could share it after all!
Angela xxx.

Julie Masse said...

This card is just gorgeous!! Love all the pretty flowers and the strip of stamped flowers! Thanks for playing our challenge! :)

Jacqueline said...

Very pretty card, says Spring to me!

Julia Aston said...

what a pretty spring card! sorry you missed the blog hop - hope you're going to participate in the St. Paddy's Day one on the WmS forum? check out Claire's blog: for a free digi image in case you don't have any for St. Patrick's day!!

I'm so glad this matched the color challenge so you have a chance to win!!

Laurie Marmon said...

This card is beautiful! I'm getting this set from Claire soon and I'm glad I am because of such prettiness that can be done with it. Glad you showed it off for the color challenge. GL!

rlo said...

wow, what a fun spring card -- with matching envelope and beautiful inside :)

rlo said...

what a perfect spring card. i love the fact that you made the inside also cheery looking and took the time to created a matching envelop.