Saturday, March 7, 2009

Three Cards of Spring!

My cards are all about spring today! And to match my creations (or maybe it's the inspiration for!) - it's already 57 degrees here and bright and sunny! (after having 7" of new snow at the beginning of the week - this warmth is something to shout about!)

The inspiration challenge on Split Coast from Stef was a website called Spunky Sprouts. This wall decor was what inspired my imagination today.And this is the card I created. I kept it simple like the sample - I stamped the tree top, colored it with copics and cut it out.I stamped the tree on the white panel then adhered the tree top over it with foam dimensionals having the edges go 'out of the box' a bit. The stamps are all from H&M Stamps . The tree is from a new set called Seasons of Trees and the sentiment is from a sentiment set called A Time of Caring (retired).
Stamps: Seasons of Trees, A time of Caring: H&M Stamps
Paper: White, New Leaf: PTI
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, New Leaf: PTI
Accessories: sponge, foam dimensionals, copics
I was so inspired by this site today that I made a second card for the inspiration challenge. The simplicity of this pretty pillow also caught my eye.
For this card I clear embossed the images which was Sharon's stamp simply challenge this week - to use embossing on a card. I used my Versamark Watermark embossing ink to stamp the images on my labels one nestability (I thought it gave the idea of the pillow shape!), sprinkled on the clear embossing powder - tapped it off - and heated it with my hot gun. Then I just knotted the double stitched ribbon around it to keep it clean and simple like the pillow.
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes; SU
Paper: White, Ripe Avocado: PTI
Ink: Versamark watermark embossing pad
Accessories: Ripe Avocado saddle stitched ribbon: PTI, labels one nestabilities, clear EP, hot gun

And last but not least! Here is my less than 30 minute card for the limited supplies challenge on Split Coast - it took me 28 minutes to get this together! This bunny is a free digital image from Two Scoops Rice Designs that I got here. I printed the image and then colored it with copics, cut it out and layered it onto the Labels One nestability die cut using foam dimensionals. I sponged the edge of the die cut with white ink just to give it a little definition and also did faux stitching with a black micron pen.
I stamped the sentiment from Inky Antics and punched it out layering it to another punched circle and attaching it with foam dimensionals. and DONE!

Ok! I'm off to enjoy this beautiful weather God has given us today!! And later tonight DH and I are going out to dinner and then to a local Symphony with some friends.

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!

Stamps: Two Scoops Rice Designs Stamps Digital Image, Sentiment: Inky antics
Paper: Bazzill, White: PTI
Ink: True Black, Fresh Snow: PTI
Accessories: black micron pen, labels One nestability, sponge, foam dimensionals, copics, signo white pen,


Lauri said...

What wonderful interpretations of the inspiration challenge! I especially love the first card you made (the tree!) and okay...your pot bunny rocks! Wonderful coloring with your copics!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh my goodness, but you've been busy!!! I just LOVE how the two IC cards SO reflect the IC pieces -- well done!!! Your pillow card is over the top!!! LOVE it - great embossed project!!! And your little 30 minute card is just darling!!! I'm so glad you played today - thanks much!!!

Janet said...

Julia - you've been a busy girl :) I love these cards and they show me that spring is just around the corner :) Thanks for providing us with the March Free Digi design - I'm heading over there now.

Have a great day.


Carolina said...

This are just darlin' Julia! You did such a beautiful job on such pretty spring cards!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

these cards are gorgeous, love no.3 what a cutie :) ♥

MakiJo said...

Gorgeous cards!! Your creativity is just Wow me every time!
Took only 28 minutes for the bunny card?? Wow!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

These are all adorable cards! Very pretty :)

~amy~ said...

FAB cards Julia!!!! How fun!!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is adorable. Thanks for the heads up! I just sent an email requesting a copy of your cute bunny.

Bev said...

All neat cards and I especially like the pillow inspired card. tfs

Lisa Foster said...

Wow Julia! These are all Superb!!! It always amazes me how you can just whip out fantastic card after fantastic card...Wow!

Anonymous said...

WOWZER girl!! These are all fabulous!! I'm so in the mood for Spring!! Thanks for helping with that!! :)

dpkennedy said...

Wow, you've been a busy girl! These are all so nice! The tree and bunny in the pot are so sweet! I love the middle one-it's so elegant! Great cards!