Thursday, January 20, 2011

It's Spring at my house!

This morning when I woke up and looked outside, I found the ground covered with snow! Winter is a favorite time of year for me.  I love the crisp cold air when outside and being inside all snug and warm  It's a time of year that makes me want to get in the kitchen and cook comfort food and bake, bake, bake!

After doing a gazillion Christmas cards and having all my Valentine's done and mailed, I'm moving on to more spring related cards.

Don't faint!  This is a card I, all my myself, with my own little pencil sketched off and made today!  I know, it's a minor miracle that it's one I created instead of scraplifting! LOL!

The original layout was to be done horizontally but after I'd already applied the mesh, I turned the card over and realized that my custom stamp was already on the back for a vertical layout.  So, change of plans.  The duplicates of this I'll do later today will definitely be done horizontally so I can add a small sentiment in the lower corner.

The blue Magic Mesh is some I bought out of the clearance rack at a LSS that's no longer in business.  Plain old sheetrock mesh works just the same and is a lot cheaper.  You can even color the sheetrock mesh with a marker to match your paper.

The flowers are yellow and green mica paper that Okie and I picked up at a stamping garage sale.  I used  my 1 1/2" SU scalloped circle punch to make them.  The centers are punched with a Bitty punch from SU and the leaves are a flower punch from SU and a MS leaf punch.

This afternoon I'm going to experiment with this design, try out some different colors of flowers and backgrounds and just see what I like the best.  So, there will be other photos posted later today.


This one is more what I had sketched out.  I like the red mica flowers on the green background. It's a keeper!


Flamenco92627 said...

Those are pretty flowers. I like both of the layouts you used.

M from Texas said...

Love the flower cards. I've been on a flower kick lately, too! Must be wishing for spring!