Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spring is here!


Hi everyone.  I had a little time to play today, so I made a card for the Paper Players Challenge (#187 - CAS - Spring) that is being hosted by my friend and fellow DT member, Jaydee.  I love CAS ... and I love Spring :)  Perfect, right??!! :)  Also adding this to the Crazy For CAS Challenge #40 (photo inspiration below).




I thought this would be a fun and whimsical card with the bright colors, fun flower die-cuts and the sentiment that is almost like a child's printing.  But once it was paired with the window die-cut ... it took on a little more of an elegant look.  Funny how that happens.  I am loving all this gorgeous white space ... yummy!! ... and it just makes the bright flowers pop off the page.  I sponged around all the edges of the leaf sprigs, and flowers with corresponding inks.  I shaped them all as well, using my stylus and mat ... and I added white dots to the centers of the flowers.  Oh, and I glued the leaves and flowers in place using Crystal Effects ... this helps to keep the shaped flowers from flattening.  This card was fun to make! :)

I had some left over flower die-cuts and decided to make another card, this time using a wood grain embossed circle in place of the window.  Another fun and easy card.  I'd like to enter both into the Paper Players challenge, but haven't figured out how to do that when they are both in the same post, so I'll just pick one and hope their DT reads this post and considers both cards.



I'll include the details for these cards at the end of the post, but I have something else I want to share with you before I go ....

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Here's a few more cards made by friends of mine, using copper.  It's amazing how each one is so unique and the colors are just amazing.

Copper Birds by Bonnie (Stamping with Klass)



Copper Leaf by Lee-Anne (Creatively LA)



Copper Flower by Lee-Anne (Creatively LA)



Both these card markers are so talented ... if you haven't yet visited their blogs, I recommend you check them out ... I know you will be inspired!

Thanks Bonnie and Lee-Anne for letting me share your cards - you are AWESOME!!







Spring cards:
Stamps:  Spring is here (Penny Black)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Regal Rose (SU!)
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Regal Rose (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Five Point Flower die (C.C. Designs), Little Leaves die (Sizzix), Fresh Foliage die (Memory Box), Circle Nestability (Spellbinders), Woodgrain embossing folder (Sizzix), Small Madison Arched Window die (Poppy Stamps), sponges, stylus and mat, white gel pen, crystal effects



Challenge:
Paper Players #187 - CAS Spring
Crazy for CAS #40 - photo inspiraton


24 comments:

Bonnie said...

I'm glad you had a chance to make not one but two beautiful cards! Love those Spring flowers! Your mojo is alive and well, my friend! Lee Anne's leaf and flower are gorgeous! So many possibilities with the copper. Thanks again for sharing it with us.

Benzi said...

I love your gorgeous flowers AND cards. They are full of Spring delights.

Very pretty copper cards. Of course, these are some of my favorite stampers so I have had the pleasure of checking them out earlier. But, it's good to get another peek. :-)

MaryH said...

Loll, just enjoyed Bonnie's beautiful card made with your generous gift. Thanks for allowing one more peek at it! Would have missed Lee-Anne's pretty card, so am delighted you showed it here. Another gorgeous creation by such skilled card makers. Now, am loving both of your CAS - love that window die, and fab idea to use the woodgrain circle on #2, to show off your lovely bright spring flowers. Such inspiration!!! Love it! TFS & Hugs

Nance Leedy said...

OMG, Loll! Absolutely breathtaking, both of them! Love the window die and the woodgrain embossing. Most of all, I love the white on white effect. Clean and simple but oh so elegant! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

Susan said...

I love both of your spring cards, but especially the second one - the flower arrangement is gorgeous against the wood grain circle!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous CAS cards Loll. the flower arrangements look beautiful against the window and the woodgrain. TFS the 2 copper cards too, amazing technique, cathy x

Brenda said...

Wow, love your CAS card Loll! They are so pretty and oh my how those beautiful flowers seem to jump right off the page. I love the font on that spring sentiment, yes, looks like a child's handwriting, but when paired with that window and the wood grain circle it looks elegant. Beautiful cards. I love, love the beautiful cards that Bonnie and Lee Ann made. Their copper pieces are just gorgeous. TFS & Hugs

Petra Swart said...

WOW, both your spring cards are stunning, Loll!!!
Lovely copper cards by Bonnie and Lee Ann!
Greetings from Africa!!

Karen B said...

Morning Loll, what a lovely pair of cards greeted me as I sat down for my early morning cuppa. So fresh and vibrant - absolutely gorgeous. I love how you've inspired Bonnie and Lee Anne to use copper in their creations, and I'm sure there are many more of us who are playing as well.


Karen xxx

Carole said...

Oh so lovely and bright.

Valerie Nolan said...

Lovely cards Loll, always inspiring! I particularly love the woodgrain circle and hope to CASE it at some point:)
Val x

sandie said...

Wonderful CAS cards and more copper delights x

Sandy said...

I do love your cards - always so elegant and beautiful!
Sandy xx

Anonymous said...

I just happen to be the proud owner of a card from you with the cutest button flowers and that exact saying. I love these new ones! Too cute and so uplifting!

Lee-Anne said...

I'd say you are the awesome one, my dear! Thank you for sharing your talent and gorgeous heated copper with me! Your shaped flowers are so delicate...love them and the cards they're on. Now can you do something about actually sending spring my way? *grin*

Anita's blog said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining CFC.

Anita in France said...

Such wonderful spring cards, Loll ... yep, deliciously bright and pretty against all that glorious white space! Way to go, Lee-Anne and Bonnie, what amazing cards with the copper sheet die cuts! Anita :)

Ann Schach said...

Clean and gorgeous! Both cards are absolutely perfect, Loll! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Sientje said...

Beautiful spring cards! Thank you for joining us over at Crazy for CAS

Diane said...

Love the colors and designs.

Hugs Diane

Anne Marie Hile said...

Loll, your cars are gorgeous!! I love the clean design and the beautiful pop of spring color. Wow! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Nonni said...

I can't decide which of these cards I like better -maybe the second because it has even more of those cute flowers! :) Your friends have made lovely cards too.

Barb Ghig said...

The details you added to your flowers and leaves make your cards so strikingly beautiful, Loll! It's the very thing that attracted me to your style of card making :-) I love the arched window, and how you used your left overs for your 2nd card...both are really gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing Bonnie and Lee-Anne's cards with us! Their use of copper is really beautiful!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow really beautiful spring cards thanks for sharing them with us over at crazy for CAS.